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Dresden, Germany

Pillnitz Camellia

An engineering wonder at Pillnitz Castle protects a precious 230-year-old flowering shrub.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Rome, Italy

Sisinnius Fresco in the Basilica San Clemente

A rather vulgar example of the transition from Latin to the Italian vernacular.
Goslar, Germany

Brusttuch House

A peculiar trapezoidal building covered with wonderful humorous reliefs.
Wiesenthau, Germany

Walberla

An ancient pagan site swirling with legends in the foothills of Franconian Switzerland.
Blaubeuren, Germany

The Blautopf

In this brilliant blue spring in Germany, legend has it that a sad mermaid learned to finally laugh.
Caerleon, Wales

Caerleon Amphitheatre

This Roman amphitheater is said to be King Arthur's legendary Round Table.
Sparta, Greece

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.
Kato Kastania, Greece

Kastania's Cave

This remarkable Greek show cave was discovered by watching bees use it as a sort of spa.
Mersin Province, Turkey

Fortress of Kızkalesi

Mediterranean castle on a tiny Turkish island.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Haigerloch, Germany

Atomkeller Museum

The atomic museum in the basement of this German castle displays long strands of replica uranium cubes.
Les Baux-de-Provence, France

Carrières de Lumières

Walk through living pictures and music in the Cathedral of Images.
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Even France's favorite aquatic son Jacques Cousteau, couldn't get to the bottom of it.
Melilla, Spain

Melilla

A five-square-mile slice of Spain on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa.
Bretten, Germany

Peter And Paul Fest

One of the most well-known city festivals in the world.
Erkrath, Germany

Feldhofer Grotto

The first recognized Neanderthal remains were found in this now-lost cave in 1856.
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Berlin, Germany

Stasi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of a terrifying secret police is now held in their former headquarters.
Rome, Italy

Cloaca Maxima

The "Greatest Sewer" of ancient Rome is one of the oldest sewer systems in the world, and is still in use.
Selçuk, Turkey

The Public Toilets of Ephesus

The ancient latrines of the Greeks, in all their public glory.
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Lycian Tomb Uçagiz

A mysterious ancient cemetery with Roman sarcophagi and Lycian inscriptions.
Özkonak Belediyesi, Turkey

Özkonak Underground City

This ancient subterranean megalopolis is known for the hot oil traps that were installed above each of its entrances.
Istanbul, Turkey

The Spoonmaker's Diamond

No one is sure if the world's fourth-largest diamond had been found in a rubbish heap or was pawned by Napoleon's mom.