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Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from Athena.
Nea Tiryntha, Greece

Tholos Tomb of Tiryns

Step inside an ancient beehive tomb built for a mysterious cult hero.
Kavala, Greece

The Aqueduct of Kavala

This ancient structure appears Roman, but was constructed during the 16th century and was utilized until 1911.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Vatican City

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Vatican City

'The Vision of Constantine'

This equestrian statue of Constantine the Great has been the subject of criticism for centuries.
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Vatican City

Vatican Necropolis

Hidden beneath the famous St. Peter's Basilica is a veritable city of the dead that may hold the remains of St. Peter himself.
Stockholm, Sweden

Colour by Numbers

This Stockholm light tower can be controlled by anyone with a smartphone.
Berlin, Germany

Wunderkammer Olbricht at me Collectors Room

A remarkable cabinet of curiosities in an art space in the center of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

'Molecule Men'

This monumental work of art symbolizes the coming together of a previously divided city.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism

Dedicated to the European Sinti and Roma peoples murdered during the Holocaust.
Berlin, Germany

Silent Green Kulturquartier

Concerts, art, offices, and a café in what used to be Berlin's first crematorium.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Judengang

Once a path for Jewish funeral processions, this unassuming alleyway is rich in local lore.
Berlin, Germany

Schönhauser Allee Cemetery

Inside this Jewish cemetery is a memorial to soldiers who deserted the German army and were executed.
Berlin, Germany

Luisenfriedhof II

One of the oldest cemeteries in Germany was originally used for victims of a cholera epidemic.
Berlin, Germany

'The Dance of Death'

At one of Berlin’s oldest churches, visitors can place mosaic tiles to help restore a medieval mural.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Berlin, Germany

Prinzessinnengarten

Berliners converted a bombed-out, disused lot into a community-run urban farm with its own cafe and bar.
Berlin, Germany

Friedrichsfelde Socialist Cemetery

The final resting place of many of Germany's most famous communists.
Berlin, Germany

Denkzeichen Georg Elser

A monument to the man who almost killed Hitler.
Berlin, Germany

Georg-von-Rauch-Haus

Named after a militant urban guerilla, this famous former squat is a graffiti-covered stronghold of leftist culture.