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Budapest, Hungary

Magyar Rádió

This quiet, unassuming spot in Budapest was the birthplace of the bloody 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Bullet Hole Markers at the Ministry of Agriculture Building

This easily overlooked memorial immortalizes the scars from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Zwack Unicum Museum

Central Europe's largest collection of mini-bottles is on display at this museum devoted to a bitter Hungarian liquor.
Budapest, Hungary

Szabo Ervin Library

A 19th century artistocrat's mansion, turned into a library, hidden in a modern library.
Praid, Romania

Salina Praid

Gigantic Romanian salt mines used to heal respiratory conditions.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

St. Michael’s Church

This Transylvanian church has changed its denomination four times.
Costești, Romania

Sarmizegetusa Regia

Once the legendary capital of the Dacian Kingdom, this city has been reduced to mere ruins.
Sighișoara, Romania

Sighișoara Saxon Cemetery

This hauntingly beautiful cemetery outside a medieval citadel is full of winding paths and ivy-covered graves.
Sibiu, Romania

The "August von Spiess" Museum of Hunting

Packed to the ceiling with antique taxidermy and hunting arms.
Sighișoara, Romania

Towers of Sighișoara

Nine centuries-old fortresses guard the walls of this medieval Romanian city.
Viscri, Romania

Viscri Fortified Church

A medieval church built up to defend its village.
Sibiu, Romania

Pharmacy Museum of Sibiu

A stunning 18th century pharmacy and medieval chemist's collection.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Zoological Museum

The Natural History Museum that time forgot.
Săpânța, Romania

The Merry Cemetery

A small town Romanian cemetery filled with darkly humorous gravestones.
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This fairy-tale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia-Baciu Forest

Some call this eerie forest of crooked trees the "Bermuda Triangle of Romania."