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Gräfenhainichen, Germany

Ferropolis

Retirement home for giant obsolete machines.
Berlin, Germany

Schöneberg Gasometer

The skeletal frame of a decommissioned gas-pumping station offers breathtaking views of greater Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Hansa Studios

From Iggy Pop to David Bowie to Nick Cave, this regal music studio has served some of the all time greats.
Duisburg, Germany

Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain

No need to strap in for a "ride" on this walkable roller coaster.
Berlin, Germany

Schwerbelastungskörper

Super-heavy Nazi architectural experiment.
IJsselstein, Netherlands

Gerbrandy Tower

Tower that turns into world's tallest Christmas tree.
Middelburg, Netherlands

Miniature Walcheren

A 1:20 scale piece of the Netherlands commissioned by a queen lets visitors take a stroll as giants.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Huddesteen

The last of Amsterdam's original sea level markers remaining in place.
Zutphen, Netherlands

Librije Chained Library

Unchanged for centuries, this medieval library keeps its books in chains.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Evoluon

A UFO-shaped event building originally intended to be a science museum showcasing the future.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Selexyz Dominicanen

This centuries-old gothic monster has been converted into a sprawling, glossy bookstore.
Leiden, Netherlands

Museum Boerhaave

A former plague hospital turned medical museum.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mark Bischof's Studio

This subterranean studio is filled with fascinating kinetic art.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

REM Eiland

This pirate-broadcasting-tower-turned-restaurant played a rebellious role in the history of Dutch television.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

In't Aepjen

This historic Amsterdam bar used to accept sailor's monkeys as payment.
Ry, Denmark

Himmelbjerget

Denmark's famous pseudo-hill.
Nibe, Denmark

The Troll Church

In legend, this ancient dolmen was said to have been created when a troll tried to destroy a church.
Dronninglund, Denmark

Voergaard Castle

This Danish castle is supposedly haunted by a woman too independent to not be a witch.
Kastrup, Denmark

The Blue Planet

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

Verdenskortet

A walkable map of the world, made from soil and stone by one man.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Grundtvig’s Church

This sublime architectural marvel is a rare example of an expressionist church.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.
Stockholm, Sweden

Aifur

Dine on food tied to Viking history and legend at this subterranean Stockholm spot.
Aarhus, Denmark

It Wasn't Meant To End Like This

Digger attempting to hide itself under 300 tons of rubble.