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Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
Turku, Finland

Turku Cathedral

A cathedral resurrected from the ashes of one of Europe's greatest urban fires.
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Brussels, Belgium

Comic Strip Route

This collection of over 50 murals celebrates Brussels' rich history as the self-proclaimed home of the "comic strip."
Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art

From Tintin to the Smurfs, Europe's greatest graphic icons are celebrated in a grand Art Noveau gallery.
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
Zurich, Switzerland

Findling vom Geissturm

This massive boulder was hurled into a Zurich church when a gunpowder depot was struck by lightning in 1652.
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500-year-old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
Stockholm, Sweden

Solar Egg

A golden egg-shaped sauna in the Arctic tundra.
Zurich, Switzerland

Bambibrunnen (Bambi Fountain)

This charming fountain honors Felix Salten, the creator of the iconic storybook deer.
Zurich, Switzerland

Heureka Useless Machine

One of a series of no-purpose kinetic artworks by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely.
Stockholm, Sweden

Artipelag

This Stockholm art museum has curated its pieces into its natural landscape.
Uppsala, Sweden

Birch Alley

A collection of birches from across Sweden.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Red Line Seats

There are hidden patterns on the subway seats of some Stockholm metro cars.
Stockholm, Sweden

Bistro Nobel Signed Chairs

Maybe the only restaurant in the world where your seat will be signed by a Nobel laureate.
Yokohama, Japan

Hara Model Railway Museum

The largest collection of model trains in the world is actually run using full-size locomotive technology.
New York, New York

Ralph Kramden Statue

An homage to Jackie Gleason's bus-driving character from 'The Honeymooners.'
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.