CoolCrab's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Rotterdam, Netherlands

The BMW

A dramatic art installation features a BMW flying out of a building in Rotterdam.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Roque de los Muchachos

A series of well-preserved ruins show the culture of the ancient Benehoaritas people.
Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Riksarkivet Lift

Sweden's first electric elevator remains hidden within a fortress-like building.
Leiden, Netherlands

Bakkerssteeg Street Sign

This century-old street sign is a forgotten remnant of the old city.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Huddesteen

The last of Amsterdam's original sea level markers remaining in place.
Stockholm, Sweden

Lego Swedish 1-M Solar Telescope

A 1:42 scale model of the world's second largest lensed telescope.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden's Floating Christmas Market

A market built atop boats is one of the few floating holiday markets in Europe.
Leiden, Netherlands

Victoria Amazonica

People have been placing babies on these lilies for photoshoots since the Victorian era.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Sunken Crosses of Malpique

This underwater graveyard commemorates a group of murdered 16th-century missionaries.
Stockholm, Sweden

Katarina Elevator

This gem from the industrial age helps visitors and residents alike traverse hilly Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sweden

Normalhöjdpunkten

Hidden in plain sight, Sweden's official ordnance datum is now abandoned.
Lussekatter
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Lussekatter

These devil-banishing buns are eaten on Lucia Day in Sweden.
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Pepernoten

Every December, Sinterklaas and his helper throw these little spiced cookies to Dutch children.
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Stockholm, Sweden

Lego Åhléns City

A miniature model of the iconic Stockholm department store.
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Julmust

This Swedish holiday soda outsells Coca-Cola during the Christmas season.
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Święconka

This Polish Easter tradition artfully assembles symbolic foods, from bread to lamb-shaped butter.
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Munich, Germany

Fraunhofer Refractor at the Deutsches Museum

The telescope that discovered Neptune.
Leiden, Netherlands

The Rhenish Rod

An unassuming rod in the Netherlands was once the old standard unit of length for the entire Dutch empire.
Munich, Germany

Volkssternwarte München

A delightful but little-known public observatory and planetarium in Munich.
Garching bei München, Germany

Queen Elizabeth's Telephone Box

This red London phone booth once stood in front of Buckingham Palace and was used by the queen.
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Barraquito

This Canary Islands' specialty upgrades coffee with layers of condensed milk and liqueur.
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Breña Baja, Spain

The Black Beaches of La Palma

Volcanic rocks ground down into sand make this Spanish beach as black as night.
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain

Pajarito Water Tunnels

These crevices cut into the mountains collect the island’s main source of precious freshwater.
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Marabou M Peanut

These chocolate-covered peanuts got M&M's banned in Sweden.
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