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Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

Abandoned Crematorium and Cemetery

The ruins of an abandoned crematorium haunt an eerie deserted German cemetery.
Ouadane, Mauritania

Ouadane Mosque

This remarkably well-preserved mosque stands amid an 11th-century caravansary.
Mauritania

Richat Structure

A geological bull's-eye visible from outer space.
Chinguetti, Mauritania

The Libraries of Chinguetti

Five ancient libraries, little changed for centuries, preserve a medieval archive of Quranic lore and civic documents
Erfurt, Germany

Kika Figures of Erfurt

Beloved children's TV characters freckle the German city's streets.
Leipzig, Germany

Löffelfamilie (Spoon Family)

One of the most iconic neon ads of former East Germany.
Blaubeuren, Germany

The Blautopf

In this brilliant blue spring in Germany, legend has it that a sad mermaid learned to finally laugh.
Essen, Germany

Zollverein

The Bauhaus-style former industrial complex is considered the world's most beautiful coal mine.
Lübbenau/Spreewald, Germany

Gurkenmuseum (Cucumber Museum)

A museum honoring Germany’s cucumber mecca offers a great dill of gherkin history.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Spitzhäuschen

This 600-year-old home seems to defy physics.
Binz, Germany

Treetop Tower of Rügen

A long spiraling walkway winds through the woods, and around a copper beech tree at the center.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Erfurt, Germany

Krämerbrücke

This historic stone bridge has an entire neighborhood clinging to its sides.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle - Burg Eltz

This medieval castle overlooking the Elzbach river looks just like it did hundreds of years ago.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
Komodo, Indonesia

Padar Island

Once home to Komodo dragons, this island dreamscape has a rare combination of white, pink, and black sand beaches.
East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Komodo National Park

A sprawling nature preserve harbors the world's only living dragons.
Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Firewater Pond

The subtle interplay of fire and water is hard to ignore at this remote Jamaican spring.
Falmouth, Jamaica

Glistening Waters

Millions of glowing microscopic organisms light up the waters of this luminous lagoon.
Tokyo, Japan

Alcatraz ER

Japan's corrupt-mental-institution themed restaurant offers diners a chance to eat inside of filthy cells.
Tokyo, Japan

Omoide Yokocho

Colloquially known as “piss alley,” this narrow street filled with tiny bars and barbecue stands looks like it was pulled straight out of “Blade Runner.”
Tokyo, Japan

Kabukicho Robot Restaurant

Cabaret where the show girls are all androids, and the patrons couldn't be more pleased.