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Heusweiler, Germany

The Heusweiler Motorway Faraday Cage

A Faraday Cage protects cars from a nearby high-power transmitter.
Nuremberg, Germany

Ochsenportal

An ornate sculpture of an ox in repose marks the former entrance to Nuremberg's medieval meat market, which was destroyed during World War II.
Munich, Germany

Herz-Jesu-Kirche

On high feast days, the entire blue-glass front of this modern church opens up to reveal the small wooden church inside.
Munich, Germany

Ost-West-Friedenskirche (East-West Peace Church)

An Orthodox church inside a small "Garden of Eden" built by a man who had a vision.
Hardheim, Germany

Walter Hohmann Monument

A scale rocket of an Ariane 5 rocket serves as a monument to a pioneer of space science.
Darmstadt, Germany

Zeppelin Hall

This remarkable parking garage in Darmstadt has lived several lives and still contains remnants of its World War I past.
Augsburg, Germany

Schießplatzheide (Firing Range Heath)

Deep in the forest next to Augsburg are abandoned bunkers and bullet traps from the region's military past.
Cochem, Germany

Bundesbank Bunker Cochem

This Cold War–era fallout shelter was actually a storage facility for the nation's emergency currency.
Chemnitz, Germany

Karl-Marx-Monument

One of the largest busts in the world celebrates the German city's erstwhile namesake.
Kassel, Germany

Artists Necropolis (Künstler-Nekropole)

At this cemetery, artists are invited to design their own gravestones.
Plattenburg, Germany

Site of the Forest Swastika

Remnants of 100 trees that made the Nazi symbol each fall.
Duisburg, Germany

Zoo Zajac

The world's biggest pet store.
Lübeck, Germany

The Devil's Stone

A statue honors the local legend that the devil helped build St. Mary's church after being tricked into thinking it was going to be a wine bar.
Lübeck, Germany

Astronomical Clock at St. Mary's Church

A stunning two-story timepiece within a medieval Brick Gothic church.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Medieval Crime Museum

Horrifically creative torture devices and shame punishments line the walls of this chilling museum.
Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Palace

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

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII.
Lübben, Germany

Spreewald

Explore the complex ecology of this multifaceted nature preserve by riverboat.
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.
Berlin, Germany

Spandauer Zitadelle (Spandau Citadel)

A 12th-century fortress containing some of Berlin's oldest buildings.
Lemgo, Germany

Karl Junker House

An intricate and amazing house built by architect Karl Junker.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Lohmen, Germany

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.