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Borås, Sweden

Figurines of Borås

These miniature works of art are hiding in plain sight on buildings around the city.
Ödeshög, Sweden

Rök Rune Stone

This encrypted monolith protected a secret of Norse mythology by hiding in a church wall for over a millennium.
Warsaw, Poland

Galeria Forty / Forty

A hidden art gallery in an abandoned Warsaw fort.
Oppenau, Germany

Kloster Allerheiligen

This ancient ruined monastery has been destroyed by fire so many times that it seems like God hates it.
Murcia, Spain

Sanatorio de Sierra Espuña

Haunted tuberculosis hospital built by the patients.
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral

A Gothic cathedral created from volcanic rocks.
Karlskrona Ö, Sweden

Whiskey on the Rocks

A plaque on this tiny Swedish island commemorates an unusual Cold War standoff of Soviet submarine intrigue.
Ystad, Sweden

Ales Stenar

According to legend this boat-shaped henge is built over the grave of a mythic king.
Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

Nordic giants resurrected from the sea and restored to their former greatness.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Klampenborg, Denmark

Dyrehavsbakken

The oldest amusement park in the world has been providing a nice spot to have some fun since the 1500s.
Lerum, Sweden

Stenkullen ACDC Pylons

Only electricity pylons carrying both AC and DC circuits.
Varberg, Sweden

Lenin Spa

Take a schvitz just like an infamous Soviet dictator while his unblinking eye looks on.
Lübeck, Germany

Astronomical Clock at St. Mary's Church

A stunning two-story timepiece within a medieval Brick Gothic church.
Lübeck, Germany

The Devil's Stone

A statue honors the local legend that the devil helped build St. Mary's church after being tricked into thinking it was going to be a wine bar.
Lübeck, Germany

Half Tower

A tilted half-timbered house from 1672 is built into a salvaged segment of a medieval wall.
Lübeck, Germany

380 kV-Powerline between Lübeck-Siems and Lübeck-Herrenwyk

Only 380 kV Powerline in Europe not directly interconnected to the European 380 kV Grid.
Colmar, France

Statue of Liberty, Colmar

A copy of the Statue of Liberty greets visitors to the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi.
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is also possibly the most elegant.
Cardona, Spain

Castle of Cardona

This ancient Spanish castle sits high upon a hilltop.
Portugal

Espigueiros do Soajo

A cluster of granite granaries perched on stilts.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco Catacombs

Ancient catacombs form the foundation for this Rococo orgy of a church.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco

The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details.