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Lemgo, Germany

Hexenbürgermeisterhaus

This ornate Weser Renaissance house was also the home of an infamous witch hunter.
Rome, Italy

Antoninus and Faustina Temple

An ancient Roman temple first dedicated to an emperor's wife is now a church.
Rome, Italy

Pons Fabricius

This is the oldest Roman-made bridge in the city still existing in its original state.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Janus

The one-of-a-kind Roman arch is not actually dedicated to the god Janus.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Hercules Victor

This curious, round temple is the oldest still-standing marble building in Rome.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Portunus

This small, ancient Roman temple was once a church dedicated to the patron saint of penitents.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
Waidhofen, Germany

Hinterkaifeck Memorial

A small concrete monument remembers a German cold case involving incest, farm tools, and psychics.
Abensberg, Germany

Kuchlbauer Tower

A whimsical art tower at a Bavarian brewery includes a grotto for its mythical beer-brewing dwarves.
Rome, Italy

Tarpeian Rock

In the early Roman empire, people deemed traitors and criminals were tossed from this rock to their death.
Rome, Italy

Pons Aemilius

The only remaining arch of the oldest stone bridge in Rome stands in the middle of the Tiber.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beast stand sentry at this gateway.
Garching bei München, Germany

Lego Extremely Large Telescope

A miniature model of what will be the world's largest telescope.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agia Kyriaki

A tiny Greek Orthodox church from the Ottoman era hides on a busy city street.
Malborghetto Valbruna, Italy

Fort Hensel

The hilltop ruins of a border fortification in the Italian Alps that was much fought over.
Paris, France

Au Roi de la Bière

Once a 19th-century brasserie, this McDonald's exterior celebrates Alsatian design and the "King of Beer."
Vernazza, Italy

Doria Castle

This amazing medieval fortress stands atop a promontory along the famous Cinque Terre.
Beyoğlu, Turkey

Camondo Stairs

A gorgeous, Gaudí-esque stairway constructed in the city of Istanbul by a prominent Jewish family.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Minerva Medica

Believed to be the remains of the lost Temple of Minerva, this nymphaeum has been known by its misnomer to this day.
Augsburg, Germany

The Vogeltor

According to legend a man pooped out the window of this tower to prove that it was straight.
Augsburg, Germany

Aquädukt am Roten Tor (Aqueduct at the Red Gate)

What appears to be an ordinary bridge is actually a rare aqueduct.
Monaco, Monaco

Juan Manuel Fangio Statue

This statue of the great Argentinian car driver is located near a famous curve of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Rome, Italy

Piè di Marmo (Marble Foot)

A massive marble foot is tucked away in a small alley near the Pantheon.
Hartford, Connecticut

Statue of Jack the Pardoned Turkey

This sculpture commemorates the first instance of an American president pardoning a turkey.