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Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Callanish Stones

The mysterious megaliths have enchanted and intrigued visitors for thousands of years.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Rubha Robhanais: The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

A red-brick beacon stands against the tempestuous Atlantic, on the windiest site in the United Kingdom.
Philip, South Dakota

Minuteman Missile Visitor Center

Dedicated to the history of the 1,000 nuclear missiles that once covered the Great Plains.
Jokkmokk, Sweden

Jokkmokk Market

Hang with reindeer at this 400-year-old Sámi market.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mammoth Site

This prehistoric sinkhole lured exclusively male mammoths to their death, much to the delight of science.
Padirac, France

Le Gouffre de Padirac (Padirac Cave)

This impressive chasm is one of the longest natural underground cavities in the world.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

The Leaning Tower of Glenfinnan

A close look reveals that the Scottish monument is just slightly off-kilter.
Tisá, Czechia

Tiské Stěny

Towering sandstone rock formations where 'The Chronicles of Narnia' was filmed.
Hřensko, Czechia

Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)

Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
Schleiden, Germany

Ordensburg Vogelsang

This former Nazi castle was built as a school to train what would have been the future of the Third Reich.
Gammelstad, Sweden

Gammelstads Kyrkstad (Gammelstad Church Town)

A medieval village, with red wooden cottages around a stone church, stands as a well-preserved example of a settlement type that was once common in northern Sweden.
Skellefteå, Sweden

Västerbottensost Visitors Center

This little gallery is devoted to one small town's passion for a very special cheese.
Løkken, Denmark

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

An abandoned lighthouse awaits its destiny: being buried under shifting sand.
Vienna, Austria

Strudlhofstiege

A set of outdoor stairs named in honor of a famous Austrian artist.
Vienna, Austria

Steinhof Church

The first modernist church in Europe.
Vienna, Austria

Karl Marx-Hof

The housing complex served as an anti-fascist fortress during the Austrian Civil War.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
Vienna, Austria

Naturhistorisches Museum

Beautiful Austrian natural history museum with carved ceilings and row after row of ancient taxidermy.
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Sewer System

Vienna's underworld of tunnels and subterranean rivers made an iconic appearance in a 1949 Orson Welles film.
Sankt Andreasberg, Germany

Teufelskanzel & Hexenaltar

Goethe's "Faust" was inspired by these rock formations known as the "Devil's Pulpit" and "Witches' Altar."
Wernigerode, Germany

The Brocken

On the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, science and the occult faced off in a failed attempt to turn a goat into a boy.