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Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This Romanian fairytale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Graz, Austria

The Stairs of Reconciliation

Double spiral staircases are not unheard of, though they are very rare.
Split, Croatia

Gregory of Nin’s Big Toe

The big toe of this towering monument to a Croatian national hero is worn from years of superstitious rubbing.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Zakinthos, Greece

Navagio Beach

Hidden in a secluded Greek cove is a pristine beach marred only by the rusting smuggler's hulk stranded on its shores.
Athens, Greece

Antikythera Mechanism

2000-year-old computer demonstrates remarkable engineering and astronomical precision.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Naples, Italy

Funicolare Centrale

In a city that boasts four separate inclined cable railways, this is one of the busiest funicular lines in the world.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Vienna, Austria

House Attack

The house that took a plunge into the facade of a museum.
Naples, Italy

Gabinetto Segreto

The once forbidden "secret cabinet" of erotic art from excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Naples, Italy

Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

The Neapolitan Cult of the Dead still cares for the skulls at this mini-Fontanelle.
Naples, Italy

Catacombs of San Gennaro

Underground paleo-Christian burial site, composed of the remains of several cemeteries and Basilicas.
Naples, Italy

Fontanelle Cemetery Caves

Skulls from the plague of 1656 and the bombings of WWII united by a cult dedicated to caring for the ancient dead.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
Koblenz, Germany

Schängelbrunnen

This fountain of a little boy that spits on passersby at erratic intervals is a town icon.
Pompei, Italy

The Ancient Brothels of Pompeii

In the Lupanare Grande the walls are still adorned with the services there offered.
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets.