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Berlin, Germany

Knut the Polar Bear

Berlin's beloved bear is immortalized at the Museum für Naturkunde.
Hanover, Germany

Marktkirche

Striking occult iconography on a medieval German church.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Kassel, Germany

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

A sprawling Baroque park with 300-year-old hydro-pneumatic waterworks.
Saulces-Monclin, France

Woinic the World's Largest Boar

The world's largest boar is a huge steel titan found at a French rest stop.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates

An expansive complex of subterranean tunnels is all that remains of one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortresses.
Beaufort, Luxembourg

Beaufort Castles

This noble mash-up in eastern Luxembourg is part Medieval, part Renaissance, all castle.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

A former palace transformed into a mausoleum for North Korea's supreme leaders.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Victorious Fatherland War Museum

A vast museum devoted to North Korea's victories against its imperialist enemies.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel

North Korea's massive "hotel of doom."
Pyongyang, North Korea

Kim Il-sung Square

One of the largest public squares in the world, named after the former DPRK supreme leader.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Juche Tower

A highly symbolic tower in honor of Supreme Leader Kim Il-sung's personal philosophy.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Chollima Statue

This North Korean pegasus statue was built as a symbol of the speed and perseverance of North Korean workers.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Ideals of the North Korean Workers' Party Monument

A symbol of the Workers' Party of North Korea.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Mansu Hill Grand Monument

A giant bronze monument to Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il is one of the most sacred sites in North Korea.
Rome, Italy

Porta Alchemica

An alchemist's "magic door" stands in the middle of a Roman park.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Gallienus

This Roman arch marks the location of an ancient gate at one of the Seven Hills of Rome.
Rome, Italy

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Museum dedicated to literary greats of the Romantic Period is also the home in which Keats met his untimely end.
Rome, Italy

Sculpture of Giovanni Paolo II

A sculpture serving as an homage to Pope John Paul II.
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
Rome, Italy

The Protestant Cemetery

The final resting place of the poets Shelley and Keats.
Rome, Italy

The Head of St. John the Baptist at San Silvestro in Capite

One of several skulls claiming to belong to the beheaded St. John the Baptist is on display at this Roman church.
Rome, Italy

Zuccari Palace

Architectural monsters are devouring this palace's every door and window.
Rome, Italy

Papal Hearts at Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi

This former Roman Catholic Church still contains the embalmed hearts and organs of 22 popes.