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Helsingør, Denmark

'Han' ('He')

The shiny silver little brother to Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue.
Værløse, Denmark

Flyvestation Værløse (Flight Station Værløse)

This World War II airfield enjoys a second life as a public park.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Cirkelbroen (The Circle Bridge)

This bridge's unique architecture honors nautical heritage and encourages self-awareness.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Agnete and the Merman

Beneath Denmark's Højbro bridge, a bronze merman and his seven sons forever mourn for the mother and wife who left them for land.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Toga Vin & Ølstue

An old Danish political institution where members of government can grab a drink off the record.
Copenhagen, Denmark

'Tisseren' ('The Pee-er')

An unconventional and naturalistic sculpture depicting the artist marking his territory on an exterior faculty wall.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Memorial House of Mother Teresa

In the hometown of the Catholic saint and Nobel Peace Prize winner, a memorial dedicated to her legacy.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Vejrpigerne ('The Weather Girls')

This pair of gilded girls atop an Art Deco building in Copenhagen were built to function as a weather indicator.
Oyer, Norway

'Fakkelmannen' ('The Torchbearer')

This mountainside mural of a person carrying a torch was created for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Kastrup, Denmark

The Blue Planet

Vortex-shaped aquarium hosts Europe's largest school of piranhas and other ocean creatures.
Vejle, Denmark

Bølgen (The Wave)

This unique architectural wonder is home to luxury apartments.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuyperspassage

Some 80,000 Delft Blue tiles line the inside of this Amsterdam walkway.
Istanbul, Turkey

Haliç Metro Bridge

Taking the subway here means doing so over a bridge located in the middle of an estuary.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Radio Tower

A restaurant and observation deck built in a unique broadcasting antenna.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum

Home to 10,000 medical specimens including the remains of Rudolf Virchow's extensive collection of pathological specimens.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Berlin, Germany

Mengenlehreuhr (Berlin Clock)

The world's first clock to use set theory as a measure of time required the invention of a new light bulb just to maintain its obtuse measurements.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Fortress

This fortress dates back to the 6th century and is also the site of a controversial abandoned restoration project.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Schwerin, Germany

Schwerin Lenin

Germany's last remaining Lenin statue has become a lightning rod of debate about the country's divided past.
Schwerin, Germany

Henry the Lion Monument

A city's controversial tribute to its founder depicts townspeople flashing their bare behinds.
London, England

Animals in War Memorial

A unique tribute to the millions of animals who served and died for the British military.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jarmers Tower

The only surviving piece of Copenhagen's 16th-century defensive wall.