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Český Krumlov, Czechia

The Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle

Be(w)ar(e) the moat around this historic Czech castle.
Laconia, Greece

Vatheia

The historic tower houses of this nearly abandoned Greek town have been compared to the spikes on an iguana's back.
Laconia, Greece

Cape Matapan Caves

A cave network located at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece was once believed to be an entrance to Hades.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Electric Ladyland: The Museum of Fluorescent Art

The world's only museum devoted to the wonders of fluorescence.
Sighișoara, Romania

Towers of Sighișoara

Nine centuries-old fortresses guard the walls of this medieval Romanian city.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Shipka Pass

A mountain pass in Bulgaria's Balkan Mountains was the site of four historic battles.
Shipka, Bulgaria

The Tomb of Seuthes III

The remarkably well-preserved final resting place of a powerful ancient Thracian king.
Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

This historic black and white monastery is one of Bulgaria's architectural jewels.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Monument to the Soviet Army

A Bulgarian monument to Russia's role in World War II is constantly being painted in pop culture protest.
Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Belogradchik Rocks

Bizarrely shaped rock formations in northwest Bulgaria come with equally bizarre legends.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Mermaid of Užupis

Travelers who fall victim to this mermaid's charms are destined to stay in Užupis forever.
Lithuania

Dvina Missile Silo

Launch site for nuclear war against Western Europe.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
Ligatne, Latvia

Ligatne Secret Soviet Bunker

A top secret Cold War bunker hidden beneath a Latvian spa facility is now open for tours.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

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

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
Ämari, Estonia

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery

This soviet pilot's graveyard is filled with headstones made of airplane fins.
Hiiu Parish, Estonia

Hill of Crosses (Estonia)

This small Estonian hill is covered in hand-made twig crosses that are said to bring good luck.
Tallinn, Estonia

Seaplane Harbour

Disused seaplane hangar gets a second life as the jaw-dropping home of Estonia's museum of maritime history.
Tallinn, Estonia

Ichthus †Art‡ †Gallery

A secluded art gallery hidden within the cellars beneath Tallinn’s medieval monastery.