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Potsdam, Germany

Dampfmaschinenhaus (The Royal Pumphouse)

Designed to resemble foreign architecture, this mosque-looking structure was used to pump water to a royal fountain.
San Sebastián, Spain

Montaña Suiza

The oldest operating roller coaster of its kind, the Montaña Suiza has been thrilling riders since 1928.
Prague, Czechia

Faustův Dům (Faust House)

A Baroque mansion with ties to legendary magicians and alchemists.
Honfleur, France

Église Sainte Catherine

One of the oldest and largest wooden churches in France was very evidently constructed by shipbuilders.
Budapest, Hungary

Air Defense Early Warning Listening Ears

A relic of World War I that now exist as a piece of public art.
Budapest, Hungary

Zero Kilometer Stone

The geographical center of Budapest is marked with a 10-foot-tall stylized zero.
London, England

Sotheby's Sekhmet

Heralded as the oldest statue in London.
Budapest, Hungary

‘Kiskirálylány’ (‘Little Princess’)

A diminutive statue that was inspired by the sculptor's own daughter.
Paris, France

Mascarons of Pont Neuf

If you look closely at the oldest bridge in Paris, you might notice hundreds of ugly faces leering from its sides.
Carpentras, France

Boule aux Rats

This mysterious sculpture was thought to symbolize a world ravaged by misery.
Pont-en-Royans, France

Suspended Houses of Pont-en-Royans

These quaint French houses dangle precariously over a precipice.
Gordes, France

Le Cercle Républicain de Gordes

This tiny cafe is one of the last meeting places of its kind, allowing revolutionaries a place to plot.
Lacoste, France

Château de Lacoste

The castle where the Marquis de Sade lived out his darkest fantasies.
Bonnieux, France

Pont Julien

From carts to cars, this leftover Roman bridge in France has managed to survive for centuries.
Rustrel, France

Ochre Quarry in Colorado Provençal

One of the largest ochre quarries in the world, hidden in a limestone landscape.
Beaucaire, France

Troglodyte Monastery of Saint Roman

This fascinating abbey is considered the oldest monastery in the region.
Les Baux-de-Provence, France

Carrières de Lumières

Walk through living pictures and music in the Cathedral of Images.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

This ancient theater was once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles.
Aigues-Mortes, France

Salin Aigues-Mortes

This salt marsh in Southern France is as pink as the flamingos that inhabit it.
Montpellier, France

Promenade du Peyrou

This plaza is home to a number of works, including Montpellier‘s own Arc de Triomphe.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Budapest, Hungary

Mátyás Fountain

A triumphant marble and bronze fountain depicting a 15th-century Hungarian king and his hunting party.
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Güell

One of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings, built between 1886 and 1890 for the industrialist Eusebi Güell.
Budapest, Hungary

Prince of Buda and Princess of Pest Statue

On Gellért Hill, this statue depicts the tragic tale of lovers divided by the Danube.