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Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Front of the house
Paris, France

House of Nicolas Flamel

The oldest stone house in Paris was built by its most famous alchemist.
48.8635, 2.3531
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
48.6352, -1.5105
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
47.5049, 19.0499
Hospital in the Rock
Budapest, Hungary

Hospital in the Rock

A museum dedicated to a secret military hospital hidden beneath a castle in Budapest.
47.5008, 19.0315
Liberation Army Soldier
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
47.4264, 18.9989
Budapest, Hungary

The Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum

A Hungarian pharmacy museum with a box full of mummy powder.
47.5008, 19.0341
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
The Semmelweis Medical Museum in Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis Medical Museum

A museum in the childhood house of a medical pioneer.
47.4932, 19.0429
The grade is about 37 degrees
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
47.4982, 19.0391
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Cave Church

Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church.
47.4848, 19.0521
Elephant Gate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
55.6673, 12.5323
Tivoli carousel.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
55.6747, 12.5657
Lund, Sweden

The Nose Academy

One hundred plaster casts of Scandinavian proboscises.
55.7052, 13.1957
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift
Le Roeulx, Belgium

Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift

The world's tallest boat lift stands as a massive piece of industrial tourism.
50.4765, 4.1055
Møns Klint
Borre, Denmark

Møns Klint

A natural wonder in south Denmark.
54.9842, 12.5434
The Warsaw Uprising Monument.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
52.2491, 21.0042
The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen for the postmodern world.
55.6984, 12.5992
The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
55.6929, 12.5992
Horologium mirabile Lundense
Lund, Sweden

Horologium mirabile Lundense

This Swedish astronomical clock was in storage for almost a century before its glorious workings were put on display once more.
55.7041, 13.1937
Skyddsmantelmadonnan.
Lund, Sweden

Skyddsmantelmadonnan

A modern, secular take on a traditional Virgin Mary motif.
55.7044, 13.1928
Øresund Bridge
Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
55.5700, 12.8500