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Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Wuppertal, Germany

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

This "floating railway" is one of the world's oldest monorail systems.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Borre, Denmark

Møns Klint

A natural wonder in south Denmark.
Laboe, Germany

Laboe Naval Memorial

This monument to those fallen in the World Wars is accompanied by a U-boat that Germany bought for a Deutsche Mark.
Kiel, Germany

Hörnbrücke

The world's first and only three-segment bascule bridge folds up into the shape of a capital "N" to let boat traffic through.
Binz, Germany

Prora

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

The Göttingen Collection of Mathematical Models

These beautiful objects represent beautiful ideas.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
Sankt Andreasberg, Germany

Teufelskanzel & Hexenaltar

Goethe's "Faust" was inspired by these rock formations known as the "Devil's Pulpit" and "Witches' Altar."
Wernigerode, Germany

The Brocken

On the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, science and the occult faced off in a failed attempt to turn a goat into a boy.
Lohmen, Germany

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

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

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

The site of a concentration camp where inmates were made to take part in one of the largest counterfeiting operations in history is now hauntingly empty.
Lübben, Germany

Spreewald

Explore the complex ecology of this multifaceted nature preserve by riverboat.
Beelitz, Germany

Beelitz Heilstätten

Terrifying derelict military hospital once housed a recuperating Hitler.
Potsdam, Germany

Einsteinturm

Solar observatory doubles as a daring display of Expressionist architecture, much to Einstein's chagrin.
Wustermark, Germany

Hitler's Olympic Village

The 1936 Summer Olympics site is a crumbling remnant of sportsmanship and a history its host country would like to forget.
Potsdam, Germany

Alexandrowka

A quaint Russian village in the middle of a German metropolis.
Germany

Bridge of Spies

Germany's Glienicke Bridge has a shady history of clandestine meetings, espionage, and spycraft.
Berlin, Germany

Pfaueninsel

This Berlin island is home to a flock of free-roaming peacocks and as well as a historic ivory folly.
Berlin, Germany

Fliegeberg

This conical hill was built as a testing ground for an engineer known as the Glider King.
Berlin, Germany

Spandauer Zitadelle (Spandau Citadel)

A 12th century fortress containing some of Berlin's oldest buildings.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."