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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
49.4550, 11.0795
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
44.1173, 15.2202
The wall at the Bay of Kotor
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
42.4257, 18.7724
All of Kravice Falls as seen from afar
Studenci, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kravice Waterfalls

There's a mini version of Iguazu Falls hidden in the Balkans… and it's got a rope swing.
43.1575, 17.6081
(Flickr/Trent Strohm)
Predjama, Slovenia

Predjama Castle

Castle and secret tunnel withstood a siege until its owner was killed by the Holy Roman Empire, while sitting on the toilet.
45.8158, 14.1267
Pedestrians inside the St. Pauli Elbtunnel
Hamburg, Germany

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
53.5460, 9.9666
Stockholm Public Library
Stockholm, Sweden

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.
59.3434, 18.0548
The tunnels all look slightly differiently
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.
38.8922, -77.0080
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
38.8978, -77.0175
View from the Exhibit Hall looking into the waiting area.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
38.8492, -77.0415
Statue of Franz Kafka with headphones for size comparison.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
50.0901, 14.4207
The 'Idiom' installation at the Prague Municipal Library.
Prague, Czechia

Idiom Installation

A Jenga-style cylindrical tower of books that appears to go on forever.
50.0874, 14.4174
Star Market jutting out over the highway
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
42.3506, -71.2089
The current view
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Waterfront

The little-known, 300-year history of the area includes former lives as a bustling tobacco port, parking lot, and industrial dump.
38.9029, -77.0657
A whole herd of Cebritas.
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz Cebritas

A black and white solution to the Bolivian city's traffic problems.
-16.5020, -68.1325
Historically important diesel locomotive
Sacramento, California

Sacramento Locomotive Works

This 19th century train workshop is a treasure trove of railroad history.
38.5872, -121.5006
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Basic layout of Kafka kinetic mirrored bust.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
50.0818, 14.4212
The Brahma Phra Phom.
Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
13.7443, 100.5404
The Bridge today
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
14.0415, 99.5042