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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

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.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.
Vienna, Austria

Palmenhaus

Dine amidst exotic plants at this former royal greenhouse.
Stockholm, Sweden

Katarina Elevator

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

Museum of Edinburgh

This 16th-century house tells the city's history through old artifacts and quirky tales.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Medical Museion

A novel collection of medical curiosities housed in an 18th-century surgeon training academy.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Dublin, Ireland

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Dublin's most modern, visually spectacular bridge is modeled after Ireland's national emblem.