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The submarine pens in La Rochelle.
La Rochelle, France

Nazi U-Boat Pens

A massive, secret marina for the Nazis' most formidable weapon in the Atlantic.
46.1587, -1.2100
Faux de Verzy
Verzy, France

Faux de Verzy

Hundreds of dwarf beeches create an unusual, haunting forest in the north of France.
49.1410, 4.1566
Viry-Noureuil, France

Le Jardin Coquillage

The somewhat misnamed 'Garden of Shells' lovingly built from found objects.
49.6304, 3.2452
Pont du Gard
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
43.9473, 4.5355
Mill network at Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas.
51.8833, 4.6333
The supposed blood of Christ.
Bruges, Belgium

The Procession of the Holy Blood

This gruesome biblical parade celebrates the one day a year that a bit of Jesus' blood turns to liquid.
51.2093, 3.2247
Exposure
Lelystad, Netherlands

Exposure

This giant wire frame man sculpture is crouched in contemplation, but it looks more like constipation.
52.5235, 5.4254
McDonald's First Store Museum
Des Plaines, Illinois

McDonald's First Store Museum

Despite its name, this fast food museum is actually a replica of the ninth McDonald's store.
42.0461, -87.8861
The main steeple towers over the rest of the old town of Ulm.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
48.3985, 9.9918
Cumil the Sewer Worker
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
48.1429, 17.1089
Porta Nigra viewed from the south
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
49.7597, 6.6441
Les Fontinettes
Arques, France

Les Fontinettes

This disused boat elevator was saved from the scrap heap so that visitors could tour its rusting skeleton.
50.7332, 2.3021
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
View into the Bug Pit
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

"The Bug Pit" at Zindon Prison

Where Stoddart and Connolly suffered in the infamous Bug Pit.
39.7778, 64.4106
St. Erkembode's Tomb
Saint-Omer, France

St. Erkembode's Tomb

The tomb of a hard traveling saint is constantly covered in shoes as offerings to heal disabled youth.
50.7470, 2.2537
West Gate and Caesar's Tree
Lo-Reninge, Belgium

Caesar's Tree

A taxus-tree to which Julius Caesar reputedly tied his horse.
50.9803, 2.7456
The Lucifernum
Bruges, Belgium

The Lucifernum

This former Masonic lodge has been transformed into part museum, part club, all awesome.
51.2099, 3.2282
Aérotrain d'Orléans Test Track
Chevilly, France

Aérotrain d'Orléans Test Track

The experimental test tracks of a retro-futuristic monorail still stand in the French countryside.
48.0279, 1.8861
Zinneke Pis
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues.
50.8488, 4.3456
Halle, Belgium

The Blue Forest

Each spring, a dreamlike carpet of bluebells overtakes the forest floor of this Belgian woods.
50.7053, 4.2903
Harlingen, Netherlands

Crane Hotel

Live out your childhood construction fantasies in this one-of-a-kind gyrating hotel.
53.1735, 5.4109
A cozy Dutch house on the outside
Franeker, Netherlands

Eisinga Planetarium

Home to the world's oldest functioning orrery.
53.1875, 5.5439
One of many fishing ships now without fish
Aralsk, Kazakhstan

Aral Sea

Rusting ships sit in a desert where a sea used to be.
46.7949, 61.6536
The Wuppertal "kaiserwagen" which once carried the German Emperor.
Wuppertal, Germany

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

This "floating railway" is one of the world's oldest monorail systems.
51.2681, 7.1925