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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

'Half Rabbit'

This giant sculpture made of trash is a critique of society's wastefulness.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Vienna, Austria

Stock im Eisen Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
Vienna, Austria

Windows For Peace

On a winding Vienna side street, one museum has turned their windows into a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes.
Vienna, Austria

Wolf and Cow Playing Backgammon Mural

A silly medieval mural preserved on the side of a Viennese house.
Vienna, Austria

Ungarisches Haus (Hungarian House)

The townhouse where the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory started her murderous career.
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
Berlin, Germany

Platform 17 Memorial

This platform is now a memorial dedicated to those who were deported during the Holocaust.
Berlin, Germany

Luisenfriedhof II

One of the oldest cemeteries in Germany was originally used for victims of a cholera epidemic.
Berlin, Germany

Schrotkugelturm (Shot Ball Tower)

A century-old shot ball factory tower is open to the public once a year.
Berlin, Germany

Moses Mendelssohn Memorial

The original burial place of this preeminent 18th-century Jewish philosopher was razed by the Nazis.
Berlin, Germany

Oberhafenkantine Berlin

A portable, wooden replica (minus the hyphen) of Hamburg’s iconic crooked coffee shop.
Berlin, Germany

Mengenlehreuhr

The world's first clock to use set theory as a measure of time required the invention of a new light bulb just to maintain its obtuse measurements.
Berlin, Germany

The Return of the Cows

Art and a pun, all in one.
Berlin, Germany

Friedrichsfelde Socialist Cemetery

The final resting place of many of Germany's most famous communists.
Berlin, Germany

Hubertusbad

An abandoned swimming pool decays on the outskirts of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Magicum

Visitors can explore the role of mysticism throughout the ages inside this interactive museum of magic.
Berlin, Germany

Böhmisches Brauhaus

The abandoned remains of this Victorian brewery hide crumbling bowling alleys and rusting industrial gear.
Berlin, Germany

Spreepark

An eerie derelict amusement park sits abandoned in Berlin.
Seoul, South Korea

Sewoon Sangga (Sewoon Plaza)

Its humdrum facade only adds to its electrifying appeal: a rooftop with panoramic views of a shapeshifting metropolis.
Paju, South Korea

Imjingak Resort

A large visitor's complex and place of remembrance on the outskirts of the DMZ.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Wolji Pond

This human-made pond is part of a Korean palace complex first built in the 7th century.