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Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Florence, Italy

Bronze Replica of Michelangelo’s David

A copy of the famous statue can be found in this Florence piazza, along with one of the most breathtaking views of the city below.
Florence, Italy

Studiolo Francesco I de’ Medici

Secret refuge and museum of the Duke of Florence.
Florence, Italy

Vasari Corridor

This private skyway is filled with art and was expanded explicitly so that Hitler could appreciate a river.
Rome, Italy

The Globe of the Vatican Obelisk

Legend has it that this bronze orb, which sat atop an ancient Egyptian obelisk, once held the ashes of Julius Caesar.
Rome, Italy

Porto di Ripetta

An 18th century fountain and two columns are all that remains of Rome's forgotten river harbor.
Rome, Italy

Parish Church of Santa Maria del Popolo

A treasure trove of Renaissance-era funerary art in a Roman church built on top of Nero's grave.
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Hørve, Denmark

Dragsholm Castle

Considered one of the most haunted places in Europe, this 800-year-old castle was home to noble prisoners.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Newfoundland and Labrador

Iceberg Alley

Hundreds of enormous icebergs drift through this waterway every year.
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse Aux Meadows

An ancient Viking village in North America that predates Columbus by 500 years.
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this church for every service, it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
Løkken-Vrå, Denmark

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

An abandoned lighthouse awaits its destiny: being buried under shifting sand.
Skagen, Denmark

Grenen

The northernmost point in Denmark is a turbulent sandbar created by two clashing seas.
Borre, Denmark

Møns Klint

A natural wonder in south Denmark.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Throne of Denmark

Opulence and fantasy collide in this royal chair which is supposedly made with unicorn horns.
Helsingør, Denmark

Kronborg Castle (Elsinore)

Old Danish castle immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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.
Uxbridge, Ontario

Thomas Foster Memorial

An arresting temple full of mosaics as colorful as the politician they memorialize.
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dildo, Newfoundland

This oddly named town refuses to change its phallic moniker.
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.