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Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Balgarevo, Bulgaria

Cape Kaliakra

The site of many battles and tragedies, including the 40 maidens who leapt into the sea.
Cochem, Germany

Bundesbank Bunker Cochem

This Cold War–era fallout shelter was actually a storage facility for the nation's emergency currency.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

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

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

The 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lends its name to a subway station, a street, and several shops on the edge of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Konditorei Buchwald

For more than 170 years, this family-run bakery has been serving Berlin’s best Baumkuchen, or “tree cake.”
Berlin, Germany

'Molecule Man'

This monumental work of art symbolizes the coming together of a previously divided city.
Mörsdorf, Germany

Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay

Germany's longest suspension rope bridge.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Berlin, Germany

‘Trains to Life – Trains to Death’

A haunting contrast of trains that both saved and took the lives of Jewish children in Nazi Germany.
Berlin, Germany

Burgermeister

Where once there was a train station bathroom, there is now this German burger joint.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

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

Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge

Once the longest swing bridge in Europe.
Hanover, Germany

Aegidien Church War Memorial

After this historic church was destroyed by World War II bombing, its blackened shell was left standing as a monument.
Hanover, Germany

Marktkirche

Striking occult iconography on a medieval German church.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Slanchevo, Bulgaria

Pobiti Kamani Stones

Mysterious standing stone formations looks like a petrified forest.
Shipka, Bulgaria

The Tomb of Seuthes III

The remarkably well-preserved final resting place of a powerful ancient Thracian king.
Shipka, Bulgaria

Shipka Memorial Church

A magnificent, glittering building tucked into a tiny Bulgarian mountain town.
Kazanlak, Bulgaria

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

UNESCO-protected ancient burial ground.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Roman Theater

This ancient theater, restored in the 20th century, lives on as a venue for dramatic and musical performances.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Necropolis of St. Sophia Church

Underneath this Byzantinian church lies a necropolis filled with ancient tombs and the ruins of previous churches.