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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Brewers’ and Bakers’ Guild Windows at Freiburg Minster

This medieval cathedral houses stained-glass windows featuring saints and pretzels.
Rostock, Germany

Zoological Collection of the University of Rostock

A taxidermied stork with an arrow through its neck proved that birds migrate.
Darmstadt, Germany

Russian Chapel in Darmstadt

The last Tsar of Russia constructed this private church just so he could attend services when visiting his wife's hometown.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Mooning Gargoyle of Freiburg Minster

A stonemason's hilarious revenge came in the form of this peculiarly positioned gargoyle.
Berlin, Germany

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

The 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lends its name to a subway station, a street, and several shops on the edge of Berlin.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg Bächle

These paved rills bring freshwater into Altstadt and could spell wedding bells for whoever stumbles into the waters.
Munich, Germany

München Olympiastadion

An abandoned train station in Munich constructed for the 1972 Olympic games.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

WaldMenschen Sculpture Trail

A series of haunting wooden totems are hidden in the woods surrounding a German environmental center.
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

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

Mouse Tower

Legendary site where an evil bishop was devoured by rodents.
Hamburg, Germany

Rote Flora

This contentious squat has stood through fire, violence, and government intervention as a hotbed of leftist protest.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
Trier, Germany

Karl Marx House

The birthplace of Karl Marx is now a museum dedicated to the communist revolutionary's life and work.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Palace

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

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.
Schonach im Schwarzwald, Germany

World's Largest Cuckoo Clock

A Black Forest cuckoo clock theme park features one timepiece big enough to walk inside.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Graffiti in the Reichstag

The walls of Germany's Parliament still show the scars of the Red Army takeover in World War II.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.