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Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen University Museum

Preserving the research tools, unexpected inventions, and odd collections of generations of college professors.
Groningen, Netherlands

World's Largest Christmas Bauble

Every winter, this former planetarium is transformed into a massive, brightly-lit Christmas ornament.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Planes@Plaza

This old KLM airplane cut into three parts was transformed into an eclectic airport gift shop.
Groningen, Netherlands

Excalibur Climbing Wall

This imposing tower named after the mythical sword of King Arthur is considered the tallest freestanding climbing wall in the world.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

This fairy tale forest hides scenes from some of the more obscure and bizarre Western nursery stories.
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
Donaueschingen, Germany

Donauquelle

The great Danube river starts here.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Wuppertal, Germany

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

This "floating railway" is one of the world's oldest monorail systems.
Lohmen, Germany

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Bucharest, Romania

Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)

The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.
Bușteni, Romania

The Mountain Sphinx

Conspiracy theories and occult legends surround this mysterious natural rock formation.
Constanța, Romania

Constanța Casino

Once an opulent Art Nouveau hotspot, the Constanța Casino is one of Romania's most beautiful abandoned buildings.
Dubova, Romania

Decebal's Head

A giant portrait of an ancient king looms over the river.
Bucharest, Romania

Cărturești Carusel Bookstore

This once-derelict building is now one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
Wallachia, Romania

Poenari Castle

The legendary cliffside castle of three-time Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler.
Săpânța, Romania

The Merry Cemetery

A small town Romanian cemetery filled with darkly humorous gravestones.
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This fairy-tale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.