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Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Figures in the Korean Gardens
Berlin, Germany

Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World)

Gardens representing parts of Asia, Europe, and the Mid East are tucked away among the Soviet-style buildings in East Berlin.
52.5401, 13.5767
Close up of some of the 40,000 padlocks of love.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections
50.9415, 6.9656
St. Petersglocke
Cologne, Germany

St. Petersglocke

The largest bell in the world has been swinging high above a Cologne cathedral for almost a century
50.9414, 6.9583
Design Panoptikum's entryway
Berlin, Germany

Design Panoptikum

A surreal museum of extraordinary industrial objects
52.5282, 13.3909
Information board added to the site by the German government in 2006
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot
52.5126, 13.3808
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II
51.0515, 13.7405
First publication in 1810 by Humboldt who repainted five pages for his latest book
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Codex

To the great disappointment of doomsdayers, this codex merely contains records of the Moon and Venus.
51.0287, 13.7359
The world's most expensive playset.
Dresden, Germany

Green Vault

The largest treasure hoard in Europe is contained in a castle that was bombed out during World War II
51.0519, 13.7360
Vroman's Storefront
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms
34.1460, -118.1362
Los Angeles, California

Reggie The Alligator

Raised illegally, Reggie now lives at the Los Angeles Zoo after authorities spent years tracking him down
34.1489, -118.2840
A bugged hymn book.
Berlin, Germany

Stasi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of a terrifying secret police is now held in their former headquarters
52.5151, 13.4877
Berlin, Germany

Tajikistan Tearoom

A slice of central Asia in the middle of Berlin
52.5247, 13.3951
St. Nicholas' Church
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII
53.5475, 9.9910
Hamburg, Germany

Impaled Skull of Klaus Stortebeker

Executed in 1401, Exhumed in 1878, Stolen in 2010
53.5513, 9.9738
Baby coffin
Berlin, Germany

Hohenzollern Crypt in the Berlin Cathedral

Beneath the impressive baroque cathedral that rises from the center of Berlin lies the largest collection of Prussian royals in the world.
52.5192, 13.4011
The main entrance to the citadel.
Berlin, Germany

Spandauer Zitadelle (Spandau Citadel)

52.5412, 13.2128
L-tower
Vienna, Austria

Flak Towers

Giant WWII fortresses that fired 8000 rounds a minute, now home to thousands of pigeons
48.2256, 16.3728
Vienna, Austria

Naturhistorisches Museum

Beautiful Austrian natural history museum with carved ceilings and row after row of ancient taxidermy
48.2057, 16.3606
Mummified head of a murderer with blond hair
Vienna, Austria

Kriminalmuseum

Macabre museum devoted to historical Viennese murders
48.2184, 16.3785
Detail of the sarcophagus of Emperor Charles VI.
Vienna, Austria

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

Final resting place for the remains of 143 Hapsburg royalty
48.2055, 16.3699
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
48.2080, 16.3729
The library lobby
Vienna, Austria

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library)

The beautiful baroque library of the Hapsburg empire.
48.2060, 16.3673
Vienna, Austria

Esperanto Museum

Museum devoted to the artificial language of Esperanto
48.2095, 16.3657