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Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait Water Towers

Kuwait City's uniquely designed water towers look straight out of a retro sci-fi cityscape.
Berlin, Germany

'Molecule Man'

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

Griebnitzsee Rauchschwalben (Griebnitzsee Station Swallows)

A local train station entrance hall doubles as a sanctuary for barn swallows.
Potsdam, Germany

Truman Villa

The home of president Truman during the Potsdam Conference, and the place from which the atomic bomb strike on Japan was triggered.
Potsdam, Germany

Tip of Mount Kilimanjaro

A stone from Africa's tallest peak is immortalized in a Potsdam palace—but is it actually the mountaintop?
Potsdam, Germany

Spektrum-Weg

This spectrum of a star was observed by one of the world's most accurate spectrographs. 
Potsdam, Germany

Dampfmaschinenhaus (The Royal Pumphouse)

Designed to resemble foreign architecture, this mosque-looking structure was used to pump water to a royal fountain.
Potsdam, Germany

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Platz

A memorial commemorating the place where Truman gave the order to deploy the first nuclear bombs on Japan.
Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam-Pirschheide Train Station

In a divided Germany, Potsdam's "central" train station was relocated to the city's southern suburbs to avoid West Berlin.
Potsdam, Germany

Grave of the Potato King

If you visit the burial place of King Frederick the Great, you'll likely find a couple of potatoes sitting on his tombstone.
Potsdam, Germany

Einsteinturm

Solar observatory doubles as a daring display of Expressionist architecture, much to Einstein's chagrin.
Biesiekierz, Poland

Potato Monument

At nearly four meters tall, this giant potato looms over a small Polish town.
Wolin, Poland

Jomsborg Marker

A stone in Wolin, Poland, marks the possible location of a legendary Viking fortress.
Gryfino, Poland

Crooked Forest

Countless stories attempt to explain Poland's mysterious J-shaped trees.
Mojstrana, Slovenia

Monument to the Fallen Partisan Alpinists

The monument honors the mountaineers who were part of Europe’s best anti-Nazi forces.
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

'Ajdovska Deklica' ('Heathen Maiden')

An unmistakable facial pareidolia in the Julian Alps also includes a fantastic tale.
Bovec, Slovenia

Fort Hermann

A crumbling World War I fort that is reached through a series of concrete tunnels.
Cave del Predil, Italy

Cave del Predil

With its mine closed, this old village is starting to resemble a ghost town.
Malborghetto Valbruna, Italy

Fort Hensel

The hilltop ruins of a border fortification in the Italian Alps that was much fought over.
Bärnbach, Austria

Church of St. Barbara

Bizarrely-painted church designed by a controversial artist.
Graz, Austria

Burgruine Gösting (Gösting Castle Ruins)

The shell of a medieval fortress offers commanding views of the area it once protected.
Riegersburg, Austria

Riegersburg Castle

A centuries old castle atop a dormant volcano houses museums devoted to both women and witches.
Vienna, Austria

Ungarisches Haus (Hungarian House)

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

Votivkirche (Votive Church)

A neo-Gothic church built to thank God for saving the Emperor of Austria from an assassination.