SOSBrutalism
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Atlas Obscura 2019
97.83km
Wunden der Erinnerung (Wounds of Memory), LMU Library

Discover Wunden der Erinnerung (Wounds of Memory), LMU Library in Munich, Germany: The scars of World War II are preserved on its walls.

Brutalism 1967
94.14km
Town Hall
Brutalism 1966
95.19km
Housing Complex Moll (Wohnanlage Moll)
Atlas Obscura 2016
71.99km
Flintsbach Historical Cemetery

Discover Flintsbach Historical Cemetery in Flintsbach am Inn, Germany: A rare example of a German cemetery with traditional grave markers dating back several generations.

Brutalism
99.41km
Hügelhaus
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96.47km
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Munich
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Atlas Obscura 2018
57.1km
Site of World War II’s Strangest Battle

German and American troops joined forces to defend Castle Itter from Nazi loyalists during Europe's final days of the war.

Atlas Obscura 2014
37.47km
Castle Werdenfels

Discover Castle Werdenfels in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: The stones of this formerly witch-obsessed castle were used to build a church.

Atlas Obscura 2021
96.77km
Munich’s Michael Jackson Memorial

Discover Michael Jackson Denkmal (Michael Jackson Memorial) in Munich, Germany: An unofficial monument to the late king of pop sits at the base of a Renaissance composer's statue.

Atlas Obscura 2019
99.72km
Monopteros

Discover Monopteros in Munich, Germany: This beautiful 19th-century temple stands atop the ruins of its predecessor.

Brutalism 1974
95.98km
Gasteig Culture Centre (Philarmonie)
Atlas Obscura 2012
96.29km
Valentin Karlstadt Museum

Discover Valentin Karlstadt Museum in Munich, Germany: A serious museum dedicated to two German comedians.

Atlas Obscura 2021
66.11km
Hardtkapelle Wielenbach

Discover Hardtkapelle Wielenbach in Wielenbach, Germany: A hole in the floor of this chapel is said to have been created by a footprint of the devil.

Atlas Obscura 2019
99.77km
Westfriedhof Station

Discover Westfriedhof Station in Munich, Germany: A subterranean display of public art and architecture.

Atlas Obscura 2018
98.15km
Klenze’s Stone Bench

Discover Klenze's Stone Bench in Munich, Germany: The unusually large seat sits atop the base of a ruined temple.

Atlas Obscura 2014
98km
Weiße Rose Pavement Memorial

Discover Weiße Rose Pavement Memorial in Munich, Germany: These bronze pamphlets remember a remarkable group of Germans who fearlessly opposed the Nazis in the very center of their power.

Atlas Obscura 2018
98.58km
Bruno the Bear

Discover Bruno the Bear in Munich, Germany: The taxidermy remains of the first brown bear to enter Germany in 170 years.

Atlas Obscura 2021
36.58km
Wikingerdorf Flake (Flake Viking Village)

Discover Wikingerdorf Flake (Flake Viking Village) in Kochel am See, Germany: The remnants of a fictional Viking village film set now serve as an educational and historical hotspot.

Atlas Obscura 2017
89.74km
Abandoned Thermal Baths in the Italian Alps

Discover Bagni Wildbad in Innichen, Italy: Crumbling ruins of the thermal baths that once attracted royals and aristocrats from throughout Europe.

Brutalism
100.58km
Atelier Hermann Rosa
Atlas Obscura 2016
88.59km
Bavaria Filmstadt

Discover Bavaria Filmstadt in Grünwald, Germany: This German version of Universal Studios holds a vault of treasures from the NeverEnding Story.

Audio Guide
95.72km
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Col Drusciè Astro Ring
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World Heritage Site 1983
60.69km
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

Miraculously preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley, the Church of Wies (1745–54), the work of architect Dominikus Zimmermann, is a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo – exuberant, colourful and joyful.

World Heritage Site 1983
103.93km
Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair

The Convent of Müstair, which stands in a valley in the Grisons, is a good example of Christian monastic renovation during the Carolingian period. It has Switzerland’s greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. A.D. 800, along with Romanesque fre…

Brutalism 1969
94.26km
Office Building Max Weishaupt
Atlas Obscura 2010
35.94km
Corpus Christi Procession

Discover Corpus Christi Procession in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: Celebrating the Eucharist, the day is a legal holiday in many parts of Germany.

Atlas Obscura 2021
95.69km
‘Sweet Brown Snail’

Discover 'Sweet Brown Snail' in Munich, Germany: A giant snail sculpture looking longingly at the German traffic museum.

Atlas Obscura 2020
86.69km
Cappella di San Giovanni

Discover Cappella di San Giovanni in Bozen, Italy: Inspired by the more famous Scrovegni Chapel, Cappella di San Giovanni contains several amazing frescoes.

Atlas Obscura 2016
100.63km
Jeweled Skeletons of the Fürstenfeld Abbey

Discover Jeweled Skeletons of the Fürstenfeld Abbey in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: These blingy, baubled skeletons lie in glass boxes inside a baroque Bavarian church.

Atlas Obscura 2009
60.64km
Neuschwanstein Castle

Discover Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany: The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king.".

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117.91km
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Via Amelia Itinerary 3: Giro in Cadore
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41.69km
Centrale Idroelettrica
Atlas Obscura 2021
97.98km
The White Rose Memorial Exhibition

Discover DenkStätte Weiße Rose (White Rose Memorial Exhibition) in Munich, Germany: This poignant tribute to the White Rose movement showcases artifacts related to the heroic anti-Nazi struggle.

Atlas Obscura 2019
100.86km
München Olympiastadion

Discover München Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany: An abandoned train station in Munich constructed for the 1972 Olympic games.

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91.37km
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Planetary trail Gummer
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Atlas Obscura 2014
96.94km
Viscardigasse

Discover Viscardigasse in Munich, Germany: Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.

Atlas Obscura 2018
96.51km
The Serpent Corner of Munich

A fearsome dragon clings to the side of the city hall.

Atlas Obscura 2021
99.58km
Ost-West-Friedenskirche (East-West Peace Church)

Discover Ost-West-Friedenskirche (East-West Peace Church) in Munich, Germany: An Orthodox church inside a small "Garden of Eden" built by a man who had a vision.

World Heritage Site 2009
91.84km
The Dolomites

The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer …

Atlas Obscura 2018
130.94km
Remembering the Vajont Dam Disaster

When a massive landslide hit one of the world's tallest dams it created a tragic environmental catastrophe.

Atlas Obscura 2011
98.01km
Kunstkammer Georg Laue

Discover Kunstkammer Georg Laue in Munich, Germany: One man's personal kunstkammer, museum and shop.

Atlas Obscura 2022
96.65km
Wolfsbrunnen

Discover Wolfsbrunnen in Munich, Germany: Oddly enough, a pair of Wolfs funded the construction of this Little Red Riding Hood sculpture.

Atlas Obscura 2021
60.52km
MarienBrücke (Maria Bridge)

Discover MarienBrücke (Maria Bridge) in Schwangau, Germany: A unique bridge with an equally unique view.

Atlas Obscura 2017
103.81km
San Romedio Sanctuary

Discover San Romedio Sanctuary in Romeno, Italy: A stunning hermit's shrine on a steep rocky spur in Northern Italy.

Atlas Obscura 2019
96.77km
Munich’s Unusual Michael Jackson Memorial

A statue of a 19th-century composer has become a shrine to the late King of Pop.

Atlas Obscura 2016
95.74km
Umschreibung

Discover Umschreibung in Munich, Germany: A stairway to heaven, or to nowhere at all.

Brutalism 1964
90.77km
St. Matthias
Atlas Obscura 2021
87.29km
Funivia del Colle (Kohlerer Bahn)

Discover Funivia del Colle (Kohlerer Bahn) in Bolzano, Italy: The first passenger cable car in the world.

Atlas Obscura 2016
97.01km
The Relics of Munich Residenz

Discover The Relics of Munich Residenz in Munich, Germany: This magnificent museum claims to house the cranium of a disciple and the skull of a pope.

Atlas Obscura 2019
97.58km
Pinakothek der Moderne Futuro House

Discover Pinakothek der Moderne Futuro House in Munich, Germany: One of the most easily accessible examples of the rare 1960s UFO houses.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.13km
Chamber of Art and Curiosities

Discover Chamber of Art and Curiosities in Innsbruck, Austria: Archduke Ferdinand II's collection of rare objects is considered one of the oldest museums in the world.

Atlas Obscura 2021
36km
Michael Ende Kurkpark (Michael Ende Park)

Discover Michael Ende Kurkpark (Michael Ende Park) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: A park dedicated to the titular writer filled with references to his work.

Brutalism
98km
Jesuit Monastery, (Jesuitenkloster Ordenshaus “Stimmen der Zeit”) (today: Apartment Building)
Atlas Obscura 2014
96.06km
Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

Discover Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor in Munich, Germany: This century-old cinema house has a marquee that has been hand painted by a single man for over 25 years.

Atlas Obscura 2019
32.29km
Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge)

Discover Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: Walk inside a half mile long crevice right outside the town of Garmisch Partenkirchen.

Brutalism 1974
103.12km
Town Hall
Atlas Obscura 2016
99.6km
Pfefferminzmuseum (Peppermint Museum)

Discover Pfefferminzmuseum (Peppermint Museum) in Eichenau, Germany: This small town in Germany was once a center of peppermint production, and has the museum to prove it.

Atlas Obscura 2021
33.26km
Partnach Memorial

Discover Partnach Memorial in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: A memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives working in what is now a massive tourist attraction.

Atlas Obscura 2009
48.98km
Linderhof Palace

Discover Linderhof Palace in Ettal, Germany: A small but immensely extravagant palace built by the "Night King.".

Atlas Obscura 2013
97.27km
Eisbachwelle

Discover Eisbachwelle in Munich, Germany: Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.

Atlas Obscura 2020
84.46km
Gustav Mahler Statue

Discover Gustav Mahler Statue in Dobbiaco, Italy: This statue of the legendary Austrian composer is hidden in the center of an Italian town.

Atlas Obscura 2016
96.6km
Landsberg Prison

Discover Landsberg Prison in Landsberg am Lech, Germany: The prison where Hitler wrote "Mein Kampf," and 278 Nazis were later executed for war crimes.

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102.34km
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Via Amelia Itinerary 5: At Caprile
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Brutalism
106.17km
Cattle Barn, Lichtenberg Estate
Atlas Obscura 2013
98.39km
Schönheitengalerie (Gallery of Beauties)

Discover Schönheitengalerie (Gallery of Beauties) in Munich, Germany: King Ludwig I's collection of beautiful women.

Atlas Obscura 2016
3.32km
The Empty Tomb of Maximilian I

Discover The Empty Tomb of Maximilian I in Innsbruck, Austria: This splendid tomb may look fantastic, but there's nothing in it…

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2.67km
Innsbruck
Atlas Obscura 2016
94.2km
Skeletons of Rott am Inn

Discover Skeletons of Rott am Inn in Rott am Inn, Germany: These jeweled relics have a scandalous and contested past.

Brutalism 1971
100.41km
Orpheus and Eurydice Apartment Buildings
Atlas Obscura 2010
96.41km
Jeweled Skeleton of Saint Munditia

Discover Jeweled Skeleton of Saint Munditia in Munich, Germany: The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.

Atlas Obscura 2021
95.54km
Lady Bavaria

Discover Lady Bavaria in Munich, Germany: This massive statue is the personification of Bavaria and the first colossal statue of the modern period composed of bronze.

Atlas Obscura 2017
100.42km
Thousands of Miles of Abandoned Fortresses in the Italian Alps

Discover The Alpine Wall in Italy: A line of abandoned, alien-like fortresses dot the mountains of North Italy.

Audio Guide
97.96km
Audio Guide
Via Amelia Itinerary 4: Cortina to Caprile
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96.62km
Audio Guide
Urbirun Munich – Highlights
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Atlas Obscura 2010
65.78km
Rottenbuch Radio Tower

Discover Rottenbuch Radio Tower in Rottenbuch, Germany: Cell phone tower constructed entirely of wood.

Audio Guide
115.97km
Audio Guide
Via Amelia Itinerary 7: San Martino di Castrozza to Caprile
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Atlas Obscura 2010
96.61km
Der Teufelstritt (The Devil’s Footprint)

Discover Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint) in Munich, Germany: The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.

Atlas Obscura 2016
97.01km
The Relics of Munich Residenz

Discover The Relics of Munich Residenz in Munich, Germany: This magnificent museum claims to house the cranium of a disciple and the skull of a pope.

Atlas Obscura 2021
96.3km
Bier-und Oktoberfestmuseum (Beer and Oktoberfest Museum)

Discover Bier-und Oktoberfestmuseum (Beer and Oktoberfest Museum) in Munich, Germany: A museum dedicated Germany's favorite drink and most well-known festival.

Audio Guide
95.01km
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Oktoberfest 2016 in Munich
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Atlas Obscura 2020
109.78km
Banco della Reson

Discover Banco della Reson in Cavalese, Italy: The community gathered on this stone table to make important decisions, but it was also the site of witch trials.

Atlas Obscura 2019
111.73km
Stelvio Pass

Discover Stelvio Pass in Stelvio, Italy: One of the highest mountain passes in Europe has been ranked among the best driving roads in the world.

Brutalism
129.89km
Terraced housing and four-story block
Atlas Obscura 2018
3.34km
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

Discover Tyrolean Folk Art Museum in Innsbruck, Austria: Devilish masks, handicrafts, and pieces of old buildings create a snapshot of life in a historic Alpine region.

Atlas Obscura 2018
95.97km
The Telescope That Discovered Neptune

The once-famous Fraunhofer refractor is on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Atlas Obscura 2018
95.07km
Volkssternwarte München

Discover Volkssternwarte München in Munich, Germany: A delightful but little-known public observatory and planetarium in Munich.

Atlas Obscura 2021
106.22km
Lago di Alleghe

Discover Lago di Alleghe in Alleghe, Italy: A devastating landslide accidentally created this tourist hotspot.

Atlas Obscura 2016
95.68km
Leper’s Chapel and Ossuary

Discover Leper's Chapel and Ossuary in Landsberg am Lech, Germany: A graveyard and memorial chapel for victims of leprosy.

Atlas Obscura 2015
97.1km
Herrenchiemsee Neues Schloss

Discover Herrenchiemsee Neues Schloss in Chiemsee, Germany: Originally envisioned by King Ludwig II to rival Versailles, Herrenchiemsee's "New Palace" remains half-gilded for lack of funds.

Atlas Obscura 2013
96.2km
Asamkirche

Discover Asamkirche in Munich, Germany: Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.

Brutalism 1966
7.27km
Campus Technik, University of Innsbruck
Brutalism
129.76km
Chiesa dell’Immacolata Concezione della Vergine
Atlas Obscura 2018
84.45km
Roman Gravestone Hidden in a Bavarian Church Wall

A carved grave marker from the 2nd century is mounted in the alcove wall of this German church.

Atlas Obscura 2017
87.63km
The ‘Iron Road’ Through the Italian Dolomites Built in WWI

The carnage of the "White War" fixed these mountain pathways, known as Via Ferrata, into history.

Atlas Obscura 2015
95.9km
A Memorial to a Failed Assassination: Georg Elser Plaque

Discover Georg Elser Plaque in Munich, Germany: A small square plaque marks a failed assassination attempt that could have changed history.

Atlas Obscura 2010
96.54km
Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Discover Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich, Germany: Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.

Atlas Obscura 2015
111.62km
Schwäbisches Turmuhrenmuseum

Discover Schwäbisches Turmuhrenmuseum in Mindelheim, Germany: Held in an old church, this clockwork museum maintains a special focus on titanic tower timepieces.

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86.49km
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Via Amelia Itinerary 10: Corvara to Bolzano
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97.35km
Audio Guide
Via Amelia Itinerary 2: At Cortina
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Place
96.3km
Munich
Atlas Obscura 2015
96.58km
Deutsches Jagd und Fischereimuseum (German Museum of Hunting and Fishing)

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