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Berlin, Germany

German Resistance Memorial Center

The site where a plot to assassinate Hitler was planned—and its conspirators were executed—is now a powerful memorial to the German resistance during World War II.
Whitby, England

Old Mulgrave Castle

This historic castle was already in ruins by the 13th century.
Wageningen, Netherlands

World Soil Museum

A Dutch museum preserves the world's most diverse collection of vertical slices of soil.
Karlsruhe, Germany

Platz der Grundrechte (Square of Fundamental Rights)

A thought-provoking outdoor art installation sits in the seat of German law.
Aachen, Germany

Kleine Wache

A former customs station on the border of Germany and the Netherlands.
Posada de Valdeón, Spain

Cantabrian Chamois of Asturias

These ungulates have quite literally bounced back from the brink of extinction.
Portugalete, Spain

Vizcaya Bridge

Two towns are linked by an engineering marvel masquerading as a boring suspension bridge.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

De Hef

A bridge that has seen many reiterations over its lifetime.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

'De Bospoldervos'

A massive stone fox oversees a Rotterdam elementary school crosswalk.
Faro, Portugal

Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel

This small chapel is built of human bones and decorated with a golden skeleton.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

New Ocean Paradise

A condensed piece of China floating in a Dutch harbor.
Nienhagen, Germany

Gespensterwald (Ghost Forest)

Twisted trees shaped by coastal winds make this woodland look like something from a spooky story.
Natzwiller, France

Natzweiler-Struthof

Today this former Nazi concentration camp stands as a poignant memorial to the victims of fascism, and a warning from history.
Beaune, France

Ramparts of Beaune

These ramparts, once lined with towers, were constructed in defense of Beaune.
Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Agnes Teahouse

Take a hike to this remote, scenic tea stop in the Canadian Rockies.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Banff, Alberta

Grizzly House

Try the alligator at this fondue spot, which has been catering to "lovers and hedonists" since 1967.
Banff, Alberta

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

The natural hot spring that was integral to the creation of Canada's first national park.
Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

Banff Wildlife Crossings

Though many were skeptical at first, these animal-specific routes across the Trans-Canada Highway have been a major conservation success.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

A memorial in the Tiergarten is a reminder of the suffering inflicted on homosexuals by the Nazi regime.
Wickenburg, Arizona

Henry Wickenburg Pioneer Cemetery

This tucked-away cemetery is the final resting place of a prospector who uncovered one of the largest gold mines in Arizona.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Van Nelle Factory

An icon of International Style architecture on the outskirts of Rotterdam.