World's 8th Wonder

Josh is on the trail of Russia’s missing Amber Panels, priceless pieces of art stolen by the Nazis during WWII. After starting in St. Petersburg, Russia, and getting exposed to the local culture, Josh makes a brief pit stop in Berlin to marvel at the city’s amazing turnaround since the end of the Cold War.

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Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Josh Gates, host of Travel Channel's Expedition Unknown, poses in front of the remnants of the Berlin Wall in Germany. 960 1280

  

Altes Museum

Altes Museum

The classical statue Fighting Amazonian Woman guards the entrance to the Altes Museum in Berlin. 960 1280

  

St. Basil’s Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Expedition Unknown takes host Josh Gates to many unique and picturesque locations, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. 960 1280

  

Reconstructed Amber Room

Reconstructed Amber Room

A look at the amazing, reconstructed Amber Room in Catherine Palace near, Russia. 960 1280

  

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia, was the original location of the Amber Room. The palace has exquisite artistry and more than 1,000 rooms. 960 1280

  

Nazi Crates

Nazi Crates

During WWII, the Nazis spent 2 days dismantling the Amber Room in Catherine Palace, and they packed the panels into 36 crates like this one. 960 1280

  

Bunker Museum

Bunker Museum

Josh squeezes down a tight hole to the basement of the Bunker Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia — the last known location of pieces of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

Lending a Hand

Lending a Hand

While in Deutschneudorf, Germany, Josh helps the workers digging for the Amber Room in the mines beneath the city. 960 1280

  

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia, the last known location of the Amber Room, was nearly completely rebuilt after its destruction in WWII, allowing the city to have unique architecture, including the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. 960 1280

  

Red Arrow Train

Red Arrow Train

The Red Arrow train service began in 1931 and has run uninterrupted ever since. Josh spent the night on the train on his way to Kaliningrad, Russia, to follow a new lead on the location of the Amber Room. 960 1280

  

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