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London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

This London pub hides a peculiar secret: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
London, England

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

This shop and gallery is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities, unassumingly positioned along an urban thoroughfare.
London, England

God's Own Junkyard

A kaleidoscopic warehouse-maze of handmade neon signs.
Essen, Germany

Slab for the Ruhr

This monolithic slab of art metal crowns a German slag heap.
Bottrop, Germany

Tetrahedron in Bottrop

This massive steel pyramid can be entered by a set of jagged steps that let visitors stand in its heart.
Oberhausen, Germany

Gasometer Oberhausen

An industrial relic is now one of Europe's most staggering art spaces.
Wuppertal, Germany

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

This "floating railway" is one of the world's oldest monorail systems.
Cologne, Germany

Secret Grave in the Pylon of Severinsbrücke Bridge

The body of at least one victim of a construction accident was left behind in the collapsed pylon, buried under tons of concrete.
Königswinter, Germany

Burg Drachenfels

A ruined castle stands atop a hill surrounded by dragon lore.
Dusseldorf, Germany

Reinraum's Art Exhibits in a Public Toilet

An abandoned underground bathroom is now a space for public art.
Dusseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf-Reisholz Rhine Powerline Crossing

An electrical pylon under whose legs a normal gauge train can run.
Essen, Germany

Villa Hugel

The monumental home of Prussia’s eccentric "Cannon King."
Bruges, Belgium

Secret Garden of Bruges

You would never come across this tiny green oasis if you didn't know it existed.
Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum

This memorial museum chronicles the apocalyptic destruction of the First World War.
Brugge, Belgium

Torture Museum Bruges

Inside this former medieval prison is a collection of objects designed to inflict unbelievable pain and suffering on the human body and mind.
Bruges, Belgium

Halve Maan Brewery Beer Pipeline

A beer pipeline runs beneath Bruges.
Bruges, Belgium

Smedenpoort Skull

The bronzed skull of a beheaded traitor was affixed to the city gate in the 17th century.
Ypres, Belgium

The Birthplace of "In Flanders Fields"

The site where one of the most famous poems of World War I was composed is preserved to honor the legacy of the work.
Ypres, Belgium

The Yorkshire Trench

In an area where the remnants of WWI are discovered on a regular basis this preserved frontline trench may be the most amazing.
Ghent, Belgium

Dr. Guislain Museum

A Museum of Psychiatry in a still-operating mental institution.
Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood Museum

A rare example of World War I trenches from the British front.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.