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Le Raincy, France

Notre Dame du Raincy

1920's reinforced concrete church by architect Auguste Perret changes the face of modern design.
Reims, France

The School Where Germany Surrendered

This small red school was where Germany signed their surrender during WWII.
Vézelay, France

La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

This church sits upon a peaceful hill and a long, turbulent history.
Marousi, Greece

Athens Olympic Sports Complex

What once sat in the world’s spotlight is today a largely disused ghost complex.
Mikonos, Greece

Terrace of the Lions

Replicas of Apollo's leonine stone guard cats still line a sacred row in Greece.
Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.
Oía, Greece

Atlantis Books

A quirky bookstore hidden beneath a sea of whitewashed Greek villas.
Salzburg, Austria

St. Peter's Stiftskeller

Quite possibly the world's oldest restaurant.
Salzburg, Austria

Meteorological Pillar of the 19th Century

The beautiful, ornate weather station is the most popular geocache in Salzburg.
Salzburg, Austria

Panorama Museum Salzburg

This 19th century cyclorama acts like an analogue time machine to a different era.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Chiemsee, Germany

Herrenchiemsee Neues Schloss

Originally envisioned by King Ludwig II to rival Versailles, Herrenchiemsee's "New Palace" remains half-gilded for lack of funds.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

This unassuming museum's slogan translates to “there is a limit of sadness, anxiety has no limits."
Kerch, Crimea

Tsarsky Kurgan

This ancient burial mound is accessed by an impressive Greek-built archway.
Kerch, Crimea

Koyashskoe Salt Lake

The saltiest lake in all of Crimea is also the pinkest of the pink and teeming with life.
Haspra, Crimea

The Swallow's Nest

A castle perched precariously over the Crimean Sea.
Yalta, Crimea

Ai-Petri Bridges

One of the windiest peaks in Crimea is home to an incredible set of cable bridges.
Yalta, Crimea

Glade of Fairy Tales

Over 300 wood sculptures depicting characters from Slavic, Greek and Western folk tales fill this magical garden.
Simferopol, Crimea

Crimean Trolleybus Line

The longest trolleybus route in the world, from Simferopol and Yalta.
Simferopol, Crimea

Scythian Neapolis Ruins

The ancient ruins of an extinguished city amidst the bustle of a modern one.
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

An Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair but still holds some of that original magic.
Swannanoa, North Carolina

The Old Farmers' Ball

Traditional Appalachian dances such as the Georgia Rang Tang and the Shoo-Fly Swing are kept alive at this weekly event.
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
Fallstown, North Carolina

Lake Norman

A Nessie-like monster supposedly lurks in this lake.