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Kibæk, Denmark

Deep Forest Artland ​Skovsnogen

This Danish art forest places loud works of contemporary art among the pensive silence of nature.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils Shot Tower

This Latvian shot factory is still used twice a year to manufacture bullets the old-fashioned way.
Liepāja, Latvia

Karosta North Pier

The mile-long pier stretches from a ruined fortress out into the Baltic.
Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils Fortress

Built to ward off Napoleon's army, this city-sized abandoned Russian fort is now perfect for urban exploration.
Kuldīga, Latvia

The Venta Rapid

The widest waterfall in Europe is a natural wonder and one of the only places where fish are caught in the air.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
Liepāja, Latvia

Liepaja Northern Forts

These crumbling Latvian forts make for some haunting seaside ruins.
Kaali, Estonia

Kaali Meteorite Crater Field

Mysterious craters may have been home to an ancient cult.
Šeduva, Lithuania

Seduvos Malunas

A 100-plus-year-old mill transformed into a hotel and restaurant.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Christ's Resurrection Church

This magnificent Art Deco church is a reflection of Lithuania’s turbulent history.
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Memel-Nord Museum

A WWII museum that tries to reenact history.
Kulionys, Lithuania

Lithuanian Ethnocosmology Museum

The first museum dedicated to exploring humanity's cultural relationship with the celestial world.
Lithuania

Kulgrindas

Underwater roads undetectable from the surface used for escape routes from foreign invaders.
Varėnos rajono savivaldybė, Lithuania

Pyramid of Merkine

The pyramid and dome deep inside the Dzūkija forest are believed to channel divine energy.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
Merkinė, Lithuania

Paulava Republic (Pavlov Republic)

Once known throughout Europe, this tiny and unusually progressive 18th century micro-nation within Lithuania now lies in ruins.
Paberžės seniūnija, Lithuania

Centre of Europe

A small monument in Lithuania marks the geographic center of Europe—or at least one of the claimants.
Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania

The Extinct Town of Schirwindt

You would never guess that before World War II this lonely field was a bustling German city.
Lithuania

Dvina Missile Silo

Launch site for nuclear war against Western Europe.
Gruta, Lithuania

Grūtas Park

Open-air museum with a large collection of Soviet-era statues.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Monument to the Victims of Fascism

A memorial to the murdered Jews of Kaunas.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas Museum for the Blind

Museum deep in the catacombs of St. Michael the Archangel Church is explored by touch, sound, and smell.