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Bastogne, Belgium

McAuliffe Memorial and Sherman Tank

Dedicated to the American general whose reply to a German demand for surrender was simply "Nuts!"
Kochel am See, Germany

Wikingerdorf Flake (Flake Viking Village)

The remnants of a fictional Viking village film set now serve as an educational and historical hotspot.
Munich, Germany

Fraunhofer Refractor at the Deutsches Museum

The telescope that discovered Neptune.
Munich, Germany

Lady Bavaria

This massive statue is the personification of Bavaria and the first colossal statue of the modern period composed of bronze.
Grünwald, Germany

Bavaria Filmstadt

This German version of Universal Studios holds a vault of treasures from the NeverEnding Story.
Soshanguve, South Africa

Tswaing Meteorite Crater

An ancient impact crater on the outskirts of Pretoria.
Mérida, Mexico

The Corners of Mérida

Iconic red and white plaques show the creative names invented to navigate the city streets.
Izamal, Mexico

Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Convent of Saint Anthony of Padua)

Its sunny hues are believed to have inspired the town's color palette.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatán Peninsula is adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Puerto Morelos, Mexico

The Leaning Lighthouse

Still standing despite its considerable slant, this tilted lighthouse has become a local symbol of resilience.
Seyé Municipality, Mexico

Fairytale Graveyard

A field of whimsical floats, where all of your favorite childhood stories have been put out to pasture.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudekerksplein

This city square is home to Amsterdam's oldest church and a statue honoring Dutch sex workers.
Brussels, Belgium

Délirium Café

Cozy basement bar sports an inventory of over 2,000 beers.
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Micropia

The world's first zoo for microbes collecting the horrible and wonderful things living on and around us.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Waag

Amsterdam's former hotspot for public executions and dissections.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Howick, South Africa

Howick Falls

Local lore says a serpent-like beast lurks in the deep basin below the falls.
Iqadi, South Africa

Mzinyathi Falls

This beautiful waterfall is not easy to reach, but offers a stunning view of the pristine green valley.
Howick, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

A mesmerizing sculpture marks the site where the activist was arrested after evading capture for 17 months.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
Munich, Germany

Deutsches Jagd und Fischereimuseum (German Museum of Hunting and Fishing)

Housed in an old church, this hunting museum holds a collection of mythical bird-rabbit creatures.
Munich, Germany

Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint)

The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.