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Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Salzburg, Austria

Panorama Museum Salzburg

This 19th century cyclorama acts like an analogue time machine to a different era.
Salzburg, Austria

Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden)

Ugly 18th-century dwarf statues living in a perfectly landscaped Austrian garden.
Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Tucked in the back of a flower shop, its collection details the fascinating history of the Netherlands's iconic symbol.
Durham, North Carolina

The Can Opener

This too-low North Carolina railroad trestle is still a notorious big rig executioner.
Uppsala, Sweden

Tomb of Anders Celsius

A small church in Uppsala hides the grave of a renowned 18th-century astronomer.
Uppsala, Sweden

Saint Erik's Spring

Legend has it this spring formed at the spot where a medieval Swedish king was killed.
Uppsala, Sweden

Anders Celsius's Thermometer

The first thermometer made with the almost-universal temperature scale is backwards.
Uppsala, Sweden

Universitetshuset Runestone Circle

A large collection of ancient runestones decorates this university courtyard.
Uppsala, Sweden

Urdar's Well and Yggdrasil

Legend says this fabled well held part of a mythical Norse tree.
Uppsala, Sweden

Runestone in Gamla Uppsala Church

This mysterious runestone embedded in a church wall is linked to the medieval cult of Saint Erik.
Uppsala, Sweden

'Thing of all Swedes' Mound

The official meeting point for the oddly named governing assembly of ancient Sweden.
Uppsala, Sweden

Pelle Svanslös Crosswalk

Uppsala's adorable feline sign celebrates a popular children's book set in the Swedish city.
Uppsala, Sweden

Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala

Ancient burial grounds of the wealthy.
Uppsala, Sweden

Gustavianum Museum

The second oldest anatomical theater is housed in a museum of curiosities.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jarmers Tower

The only surviving piece of Copenhagen's 16th-century defensive wall.
Oban, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

Looking strangely like Rome's Colosseum, this unfinished tower has dominated the skyline for over 100 years.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
Flåm, Norway

Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway)

One of the most breathtaking railways in Europe also takes one of the steepest climbs, from fjord to mountain plateau.
Bergen, Norway

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

The former home of Norway's greatest romantic composer.