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Niederfinow, Germany

Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow

This giant, 83-year-old ship elevator is an engineering feat to behold.
Devín, Slovakia

The Gate of Freedom Memorial

The memorial stands at the intersection of the rivers Morava and Danube.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Schöner Náci

A sculpture of a beloved local figure, who tipped his top hat to everyone he passed on the streets of Bratislava.
Bratislava, Slovakia

The Duck’s Fountain

According to the local legend, these boys and ducks were turned to stone by an angered water goblin.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Július Satinský Statue

This statue points to another unusual companion work of art often overlooked by visitors.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Ján Kuciak & Martina Kušnírová Memorial

The site is dedicated to an investigative journalist whose murder triggered a political uproar that changed Slovakia forever.
Bratislava, Slovakia

The Pamätné Kamene of Bratislava

Brass plaques embedded in pavement preserve the memories of those who lost their lives at the hands of Nazis during World War II.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Stone Lizards of Kapitulská

Often mistaken as a medieval Gothic monument, this unique cornerstone only dates back to the 1980s.
Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria

Römerstadt Carnuntum (Roman City Carnuntum)

A rebuilt Roman city that was once the largest Roman settlement in the region.
Venzone, Italy

The Mummies of Venzone

Meet the oldest inhabitants of this Italian hamlet, a series of oddly preserved mummies.
Italy

Road of 52 Tunnels

This Italian foot path winds through the mountains via 52 individual tunnels.
Vicenza, Italy

The Turtles of Vicenza at Parco Querini

Turtles swim in a pond surrounding a classical temple in this lush park in Vicenza.
Vicenza, Italy

Torre Bissara

One of the tallest bell towers in Italy plays a particular melody at just two times each day.
Padua, Italy

'Blown with Synapses'

This impressive mural is just one amazing artwork on the walls of a data center in Padua.
Stra, Italy

Villa Pisani Labirinto

A complex, nine-layer maze on the grounds of a Venetian doge's playground.
Venice, Italy

Ponte delle Tette

In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
Venice, Italy

Scuola Grande di San Marco

The marble facade hides a little-known medical museum with early surgical instruments and rare copies of canonical texts.
Venice, Italy

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition this is the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
Venice, Italy

Monument to Niccolò Tommaseo

The pile of books behind the dignified writer gave the statue a most undignified nickname.