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Tomb of Jesus Christ
Shingo, Japan

Tomb of Jesus Christ

A small Japanese village claims to be the final resting place of the son of God (and God's other son's ear)
40.4656, 141.1735
Hachimantai, Japan

Matsuo Mine

Abandoned Japanese ghost town gives a glimpse into what our own metropolises may leave behind
39.9264, 141.0953
Casemates overlooking Alzette River
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates

An expansive complex of subterranean tunnels is all that remains of one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortresses.
49.6117, 6.1367
Heidelberg Tun
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments
49.4106, 8.7153
Castle Frankenstein
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.
49.7943, 8.6952
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
Beaufort Castle
Beaufort, Luxembourg

Beaufort Castles

This noble mash-up in eastern Luxembourg is part Medieval, part Renaissance, all castle
49.8339, 6.2854
Panorama showing the Sphinx Observatory, Top of Europe Restaurant and Rail Station, and the Research Station.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Sphinx Observatory

Historic observatory precariously perched at the "Top of Europe"
46.5475, 7.9850
Crystal Worlds
Wattens, Austria

Crystal Worlds

Swarovski's museum/theme park is a fake diamond fantasia overlooked by a giant.
47.2936, 11.6004
Camp 2
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
50.0276, 19.2021
A rice paddy warrior in Inakadate (Flickr/shinkusano)
Inakadate, Japan

Inakadate Tanbo Art

Giant art made in Japanese rice fields
40.6313, 140.5501
Odaiba Statue of Liberty
Tokyo, Japan

Odaiba Statue of Liberty

This little replica of Lady Liberty provides a bit of NYC in a Japanese city
35.6305, 139.7785
<em>Photo by <a href="http://www.showa-daibutu.com/index.html">showa-daibutu.com</a></em>
Aomori, Japan

Showa Daibutsu: The Great Showa Buddha of Seiryuji

The tallest bronze seated statue of the Buddha in Japan
40.8219, 140.8183
West Mineral, Kansas

Big Brutus

The Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, or "Big Brutus", the largest existing electric shovel in the world
37.2826, -94.9228
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation
35.7180, 139.7788
Sannai Maruyama Ruins
Aomori, Japan

Sannai Maruyama Ruins

These Japanese ruins have been brought back to life with elaborately recreated buildings
40.8147, 140.7098
Mutsu, Japan

Mount Osore

This mountain's identity is stuck somewhere between a nightmare and a scenic tourist attraction
41.3104, 141.0880
Zao Fox Village
Shiroishi, Japan

Zao Fox Village

This Japanese petting zoo is filled with nature's most adorable schemers
38.0409, 140.5304
Forney Transportation Museum
Denver, Colorado

Forney Transportation Museum

Explore some of the most unique vehicles in history along with a cast of unsettling mannequins
39.7777, -104.9710
U-505
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum
41.7906, -87.5831
The lounge.
Lakewood, Colorado

Denver’s Dinosaur Hotel

This otherwise unremarkable franchise hotel has been decked out in dinosaur decor
39.6545, -105.0795
Stones and Henge, respectively.
England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
51.1797, -1.8265
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle
51.1288, 1.3234
Paris, France

Paris Sewer Museum

The curious underground history of keeping Paris clean
48.8629, 2.3017