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Erfurt, Germany

Krämerbrücke

This historic stone bridge has an entire neighborhood clinging to its sides.
Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Palace

The "Prussian Versailles" that is as glorious today as when it was built.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

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

Green Vault

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

Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)

This incredible stone temple is a monument to death, victory, and fantasy architecture.
Leipzig, Germany

Museum in der "Runden Ecke"

This small exhibition displays equipment and artifacts once belonging to the feared Stasi secret police.
Chicago, Illinois

Flat Iron Building

Not to be confused with the iconic New York City skyscraper, this Chicago building is a vibrant hub for artists.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
Chicago, Illinois

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Orthodox church partially financed by Tsar Nicolas II.
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park

Once called the "Polish Gold Coast" it is an icon of the neighborhood that bears its same name.
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

This shop for all your super spy needs hides an educational secret.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

This massive stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
Waco, Texas

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Official museum, hall of fame, and repository of the Texas Rangers.
Houston, Texas

Beer Can House

Beer lover's can-covered house.
Katy, Texas

Forbidden Gardens

Scale replica of China's ancient terracotta tomb warriors and Forbidden City are the side project of an eccentric millionaire.
Houston, Texas

National Museum of Funeral History

Fantastic collection celebrating the final send-off.
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial, Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero.