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Prague, Czechia

Podobenství s Lebkou (Parable With Skull)

An existential riddle in the world's largest ancient castle.
Holubice, Czechia

Zapa Concrete Holubice

A concrete plant shaped like four giant soldiers commemorates one of the most decisive battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
Budapest, Hungary

Mátyás Fountain

A triumphant marble and bronze fountain depicting a 15th-century Hungarian king and his hunting party.
Budapest, Hungary

Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial

The metal leaves on this tree are engraved with the names of Holocaust victims.
Budapest, Hungary

Zero Kilometer Stone

The geographical center of Budapest is marked with a 10-foot-tall stylized zero.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

The mummified right fist of a 1,000-year-old saint-king sits inside an ornate golden reliquary.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.
Budapest, Hungary

Red Ruin

This off-beat, quirky communism-themed bar isn't afraid to poke fun at its history.
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Vác, Hungary

Mummies of Vác, Hungary

Hungarian mummies in beautiful painted coffins.
Egerszalók, Hungary

Salt Hill

The massive white mound and accompanying water terraces are a striking geological oddity.
Szentendre, Hungary

Szamos Marzipan Exhibition and Workshop

Everything from miniature biblical scenes to life-sized statues are almond-based at this sweet and nutty gallery.
Budapest, Hungary

Ghetto Wall Memorial

The holes in this wall provide a glimpse into Jewish life in Budapest, both past and present.
Budapest, Hungary

Carl Lutz Memorial

This sculpture honors the man who was known as the "Righteous Among the Nations."
Budapest, Hungary

Mihály Kolodko's Mini Statues

From cartoon characters to tiny tanks, a guerilla sculptor's little bronze statues are hidden throughout the city of Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

Magyar Rádió

This quiet, unassuming spot in Budapest was the birthplace of the bloody 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Michael Jackson Memorial Tree

A random tree outside a Budapest hotel has become a DIY shrine to the late singer.
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Obrazáreň pri Dóme

An abandoned church with dreamlike images in place of windows.
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
Prague, Czechia

Memento Mori: 'Of One's Own Volition'

A controversial artwork draws attention to the dark history of Prague's "Suicide Bridge."
Prague, Czechia

'Babies'

Straight out of a nightmare, barcode-faced babies climb up and down Prague's television tower.