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Kaunas, Lithuania

Monument to the Victims of Fascism

A memorial to the murdered Jews of Kaunas.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
Riga, Latvia

First-Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker

A stone marker and sculpture in the city of Riga stake a claim for the very first community Christmas tree.
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
Harlingen, Netherlands

Crane Hotel

Live out your childhood construction fantasies in this one-of-a-kind gyrating hotel.
Bremen, Germany

House of the Glockenspiel

Böttcherstraße's bells, extolling Nordic virtues and the great conquerors of the world.
Bremerhaven, Germany

Wilhelm Bauer

The only remaining U-boat that is still floating never actually saw any action in World War II.
Cuxhaven, Germany

Site of operation Backfire

WWII rocket launchpad in rural Germany and site of operation backfire.
Hřensko, Czechia

Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)

Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
Dresden, Germany

Schwebebahn Dresden

A unique hanging cable-car navigates through Dresden, the oldest suspension railway in the world.
Dresden, Germany

Green Vault

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

Dresden Frauenkirche

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

touched echo

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

Pfunds Molkerei

In addition to fine dairy products, the world's most beautiful milk shop also offers a feast for the eyes.
Dresden, Germany

Kunsthofpassage Singing Drain Pipes

When the rain falls, this drain system turns into a musical instrument.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Panometer

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

Lichtenhain Waterfall

A small man-controlled waterfall powers an Art Nouveau elevator and is accessed via narrow gauge, solar-powered tramway.
Bad Schandau, Germany

Art Nouveau Elevator

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

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
Schokland, Netherlands

Schokland

The struggle of a small Dutch island against the sea.
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500-year-old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
Detmold, Germany

Hermannsdenkmal

This proud Teutonic warrior rises out of a German forest heralding a victory and measuring lightning.