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Naantali, Finland

The Moomin House

A replica of the home of a famous fictional troll family.
Stockholm, Sweden

Last Home of Descartes

A plaque marks the house in Stockholm where the French philosopher René Descartes lived up until his death.
Stockholm, Sweden

'The Battle of Gotland 1361' Exhibit

This grisly exhibit houses skeletons and weapons from a devastating 14th-century clash.
Stockholm, Sweden

Newton's Apple

This giant subway sculpture celebrates the fruit that inspired the theory of gravity.
Stockholm, Sweden

Bengt Erland Fogelberg's Norse God Statues

Finally reunited, the three effigies now stand in a museum courtyard.
Linköping, Sweden

Cirkulation II

This simple roadside art installation ended up sparking a folk art movement and a controversy of international proportions.
Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Riksbanken (The Old National Bank)

One of the world's first dedicated bank buildings in the world is now the oldest one.
Simrishamn, Sweden

Simrislundsristningen (Simrislund Carvings)

These Bronze Age rock carvings are among the oldest in the region.
Innerstaden, Sweden

Spillings Hoard

Buried beneath an unassuming Gotland farm was the largest collection of Viking silver, mostly of Islamic origin.
Stocksund, Sweden

Bling-Bling for the People

Crystal chandeliers brighten up this dark underpass.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kungsträdgården Metro Station

Stockholm's deepest subway station is also a stunning ecological wonder.
Älvdalen S, Sweden

Njupeskärs Vattenfall

Believed to be the country's tallest waterfall, the Njupeskär is actually much smaller.
Stockholm, Sweden

'Humor'

This unique sculpture is often overlooked by pedestrians.
Stockholm, Sweden

Margareta Krook's Statue

A heated statue pays tribute to one of Sweden's great actresses.
Stockholm, Sweden

Järnblocket (Iron Boulder)

A prehistoric geological oddity tucked behind Stockholm's natural history museum.
Stockholm, Sweden

'In Between'

What looks like a birch tree smushed between two pieces of glass often confounds commuters.
Stockholm, Sweden

Tantolunden Flak Position

Tucked away in a downtown Stockholm park are the remains of a World War II defense position.
Avesta, Sweden

Dalahästen

The world's biggest version of the popular Swedish souvenir.
Lycksele, Sweden

Lycksele Ice Pillar

This small town's local tradition is to create the world's tallest ice pillar.
Strängnäs, Sweden

The Lion of Gripsholm Castle

This wonky bit of historical taxidermy is experiencing a second life online.
Kneippen, Sweden

Villa Villekulla

Visit the home of Sweden's beloved fictional character, Pippi Longstocking.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
Stockholm, Sweden

Museum of Medieval Stockholm

The discovery of an old wall led to the creation of this fascinating museum about the city in the Middle Ages.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.