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Copenhagen, Denmark

Grundtvig’s Church

This sublime architectural marvel is a rare example of an expressionist church.
55.7165, 12.5337
Laufskalavarda.
Iceland

Laufskálavarða

Cairns built to bring travelers good luck stretch across the land like miniature stone mountains.
63.5957, -18.4646
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kulturtårnet

A little-known cafe in an old copper bridge tower with 360-degree views of the harbor.
55.6746, 12.5873
The 14-foot-high marionette watch.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

Every hour a secret compartment drops from this giant pocket watch, revealing a lovely surprise.
-37.8102, 144.9630
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
60.1454, 24.9881
The Throne of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Throne of Denmark

Opulence and fantasy collide in this royal chair which is supposedly made with unicorn horns.
55.6862, 12.5764
A few allosaur facts alongside the footprint
Aarhus, Denmark

Bispetorvet Dinosaur Footprint

A public display of random paleontology.
56.1564, 10.2102
Nuclear Power? No Thanks.
Aarhus, Denmark

Smiling Sun Mural

A symbol for the opposition to nuclear power around the world.
56.1576, 10.2056
Your Rainbow Panorama
Aarhus, Denmark

Your Rainbow Panorama

This colorful artistic feature atop a Danish art gallery allows visitors to stroll through a rainbow.
56.1539, 10.1997
Ry, Denmark

Himmelbjerget

Denmark's famous pseudo-hill.
56.1052, 9.6850
Tollund Man.
Silkeborg, Denmark

Tollund Man

Iron Age "bog person" preserved for over 2,300 years.
56.1692, 9.5532
(Flickr/Björn Söderqvist)
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
55.6132, 12.9762
The Sand-Covered Church
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this historic church for every service it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
57.7135, 10.5509
Grenen
Skagen, Denmark

Grenen

The northernmost point in Denmark is a turbulent sandbar created by two clashing seas.
57.7439, 10.6475
The Aalborg Tower
Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg Tower

This modernist tower was saved by a fraternity with a 500-year-old penchant for shooting at wooden parrots.
57.0393, 9.9055
The Singing Trees
Aalborg, Denmark

The Singing Trees

Dozens of musicians have planted trees in this Danish park, and donated songs to go with them.
57.0437, 9.9155
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
35.7180, 139.7788
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals.
48.8417, 2.3564
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
An Osborne bull among poppies.
Guadalajara, Spain

Osborne Bull

Originally used to sell brandy, the bull-shaped billboard became an iconic symbol of Spain.
40.6262, -3.1849
Some hoodoos look remarkably like sculptures.
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
37.5968, -112.2085
An abandoned blockhouse.
Capbreton, France

Capbreton Blockhouses

Abandoned blockhouses from Nazi Germany's Atlantic Wall erode into the sea on a French beach.
43.6436, -1.4469
Entrance to the Building
Helsinki, Finland

Pohjola Insurance Building

This insurance company building reminds customers that witches, bears, and gnomes are out there, best be insured.
60.1688, 24.9458
Kamppi Chapel
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
60.1694, 24.9360