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Kobe, Japan

Kitano-chō

Japan's largest collection of Western-style mansions in the port city of Kobe includes a recreation of Sherlock Holmes' 221B Baker Street quarters.
Tokyo, Japan

Garden of Unborn Children

Rows of stone statues are dressed up to mourn children that are lost before birth.
Nisi, Greece

Sculpted Face on Shore

Poseidon? No one seems to know.
Agion Oros, Greece

Hermitages of Karoulia

The hermits of Karoulia protect their antisocial lifestyles by living on the vertical face of a treacherous precipice.
Laconia, Greece

Cape Matapan Caves

A cave network located at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece was once believed to be an entrance to Hades.
Genoa, Italy

Roman Polanski's Neptune

Massive galleon from a box-office bomb docked in Genoa.
San Vito di Cadore, Italy

Wooden Books of Padova University

While most books are made of wood, these wooden books are truly made of, and all about wood.
Nemi, Italy

Nemi Ships

Caligula's colossal pleasure ships, discovered by Mussolini only to be lost in flames.
Oulu, Finland

Valkea Mall Floor Clock

An incredibly durable timepiece glows beneath shoppers' feet.
Lübeck, Germany

Medieval Courtyards of Lübeck

The small alleys in Lübeck's Old Town are a result of medieval urban sprawl.
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Felsenkirche (Crag Church)

A tiny chapel clings to a precipice above Germany’s gemstone capital.
Vienna, Austria

Justizcafe

A rooftop restaurant hides in plain sight atop Vienna's Palace of Justice.
Gueugnon, France

Legend of the Ferryman

Before this bridge was built people had to wait for the ferryman, an annoyance that, the story has it, gave the town its name.
Beauvoir, France

Alligator Bay

Europe's largest community of crocodiles and alligators.
Beatenberg, Switzerland

St. Beatus Cave

Caves famous for the dragon-slaying saint who lived there.
Kolkja, Estonia

Old Believers Museum

Its collection offers a glimpse into the Russian Old Believers' centuries-old way of life.
Pernik, Bulgaria

Surva Carnival at Pernik

Founded in the 4th-century, the town of Pernik plays host to the Surva Carnival⁠—a magnificent display of masked Kukeri dancers.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

St. Michael’s Church

This Transylvanian church has changed its denomination four times.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Schiedam, Netherlands

Noletmolen

Wind power station for making famous Ketel One vodka.
Elda, Spain

Elda Footwear Museum

This Spanish shoe museum has history, has design, and has a pair of Rafael Nadal's tennies!
Cádiz, Spain

Cádiz Phoenician Anthropoid Sarcophagi

The discovery of these rare, ancient artifacts led to the creation of a new museum.
La Palma, Spain

The Colorful Balconies of Avenida Maritima

These wooden balconies that are both decorative and functional.
Naval, Spain

Sanctuary of Torreciudad

Sanctuary on a ridge near an ancient shrine to a "Black Madonna" built by the founder of Opus Dei.