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Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Havana, Cuba

John Lennon Statue

His music once banned in Communist Cuba, John Lennon is now imortalized in bronze by Castro, who considers Lennon a "fellow dreamer."
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Gruyères, Switzerland

H.R. Giger Museum

The bizarre visions of H.R. Giger, tucked away in a Swiss medieval city.
Dresden, Germany

touched echo

Silent memorial, using bone conduction to take people back to the Dresden Bombing of 1945.
Dresden, Germany

Cockerwiese (Joe Cocker Meadow)

Joe Cocker's 1988 concert at this site in East Germany marked a changing sea tide that would eventually lead to reunification.
Rathen, Germany

Rathen Open Air Stage

This stone amphitheater was once part of Nazi Germany's plan to promote propaganda.
Sinsheim, Germany

Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

It has an American Dream Car exhibit, Europe's largest Formula One collection, and many, many mannequins.
Dresden, Germany

Yenidze

Tourists often confuse this beautifully ornate former cigarette factory for a mosque.
Niederfinow, Germany

Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow

This giant, 83-year-old ship elevator is an engineering feat to behold.
Leipzig, Germany

Löffelfamilie (Spoon Family)

One of the most iconic neon ads of former East Germany.
Dresden, Germany

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Over 12,000 hygiene oriented objects and exhibits.
Bad Doberan, Germany

Molli Steam Tram

A steam powered train that runs on city streets.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Panometer

An exquisite panometer representing Dresden as it was from 1695 to 1760.
Peenemünde, Germany

Peenemünde Army Research Center

The NASA scientists behind Apollo 11 started out developing Nazi weapons at this abandoned German rocket factory.
Dresden, Germany

Pillnitz Camellia

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

Upside-Down House of Trassenheide

The first (but not only) upside-down house in Germany.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal sex work is relegated to a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women.
Netzschkau, Germany

Göltzsch Viaduct

The largest brick bridge in the world.
Binz, Germany

Prora

Hitler's bleak vision of relaxation still stands as a mostly abandoned 10,000-room resort complex.
Bad Schandau, Germany

Art Nouveau Elevator

An ornate century-old elevator still connects the two halves of Bad Schandau.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Dresden, Germany

Green Vault

The largest treasure hoard in Europe is contained in a castle that was bombed out during World War II.