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Kiel, Germany

Hörnbrücke

The world's first and only three-segment bascule bridge folds up into the shape of a capital "N" to let boat traffic through.
Berlin, Germany

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

The 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lends its name to a subway station, a street, and several shops on the edge of Berlin.
Brighton, England

Quadrophenia Alley

This tiny alleyway is now a shrine to a subculture riot between the mods and rockers.
Nafplio, Greece

Ottoman Fountains of Nafplio

Public water fountains built during the Ottoman Era still stand throughout this seaside town.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany

Roman Gravestone

A carved grave marker from the 2nd century is mounted in the alcove wall of this Bavarian church.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona Amphitheater

This Roman arena once played host to bloody gladiatorial battles.
Córdoba, Spain

Estrella de los Deseos (Wishing Star)

Touching this little fossil embedded in the wall of a grand mosque-cathedral may make your wishes come true.
Córdoba, Spain

Cross of the Captive

A curious carving hides on a marble column in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.
Stockholm, Sweden

'Humor'

This unique sculpture is often overlooked by pedestrians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective

This macabre shop, filled with art, oddities, and taxidermy is hidden in the heart of the French Quarter.
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for decades.
Lahnstein, Germany

Burg Lahneck

Centuries of warfare, tragedy, executions, and poetry come together in this 13th-century fortress.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
Milan, Italy

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower)

A brutalist gem towering over the heart of Milan.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism

Dedicated to the European Sinti and Roma peoples murdered during the Holocaust.
Salzburg, Austria

Meteorological Pillar of the 19th Century

The beautiful, ornate weather station is the most popular geocache in Salzburg.
Salzburg, Austria

Almkanal of Salzburg

The medieval network of canals hidden underneath the city is opened to explorers each year.
Werfen, Austria

Eisriesenwelt

The largest ice cave in the world is thought to be the entrance to hell according to Austrian legend.
Königswinter, Germany

Burg Drachenfels

A ruined castle stands atop a hill surrounded by dragon lore.
Berlin, Germany

The 'Hand with Watch' Sculpture

Known simply as "The Hand," this famous public sculpture in Berlin was featured in a Depeche Mode music video.