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Vienna, Austria

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

Final resting place for the remains of 143 Hapsburg royalty.
48.2055, 16.3699
Sanrio Puroland
Tokyo, Japan

Sanrio Puroland

If Hello Kitty were Mickey Mouse, this would be Disneyland.
35.6251, 139.4298
Tokyo Tower Wax Museum. (R. Peter Seuffert/Atlas Obscura)
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower Wax Museum's Progressive Rock Room

Unlikely place for krautrock legends to hang out.
35.6575, 139.7522
Tokyo, Japan

Roppongi Hills Garden Pond

An ordinary pond with fish from out of this world.
35.6605, 139.7293
Paris, France

Salvador Dalí Sundial

A surrealist timepiece by the artist of melting clocks.
48.8514, 2.3459
Shakespeare And Company bookshop situated at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, in the 5th arrondissement.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
48.8526, 2.3471
Paris Bird Market
Paris, France

Paris Bird Market

For one day a week a famed French flower district turns into an avian bazaar.
48.8551, 2.3470
Front of the house
Paris, France

House of Nicolas Flamel

The oldest stone house in Paris was built by its most famous alchemist.
48.8635, 2.3531
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Chocolate chariot driver and his horses (Flickr/SpirosK)
Barcelona, Spain

Chocolate Museum

A delicious sculpture collection in Barcelona.
41.3873, 2.1819
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
(Flickr/Picolo121)
Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque

17th century mosque for Shah Abbas' harem.
32.6514, 51.6792
Isfahan, Iran

Pigeon Towers of Iran

These little castles each held thousands of pigeons.
32.6502, 51.6813
More Victorian graffiti
Iran

Graffiti at Persepolis

Marked by the hand of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley.
29.9355, 52.8916
The Reichenbach Falls
Schattenhalb, Switzerland

The Reichenbach Falls

The alpine falls where Sherlock Holmes apparently met his demise can actually be visited.
46.7136, 8.1831
Bahrain World Trade Center
Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain World Trade Center

Skyscraper powered by wind turbines attached between its towers.
26.2392, 50.5814
The ruins of Persepolis
Fars Province, Iran

The Ruins of Persepolis

The palace of the King of Kings, burned by Alexander the Great.
29.9349, 52.8902
Shiraz, Iran

Eram Garden

Named after a legendary garden called Eram in southern Arabia, built by order of Shaddad, an Arab king who wanted to compete with Paradise.
29.6354, 52.5256
Shah Cheragh
Shiraz, Iran

Shah Cheragh

Mirrors and glass shards cover every inch of this arrestingly beautiful mosque.
29.6093, 52.5435
Tomb of Cyrus
Iran

Tomb of Cyrus

This ancient burial site is believed to be one of the first earthquake-protected structures in the world.
30.1939, 53.1662
Inside the tunnels of Kariz-e-Kish.
Kish, Iran

Kariz-e-Kish

Hydraulic systems in an ancient underground Iranian city.
26.5566, 53.9689
Desert leading to the Tree of Life. (Harold Laudeus/Flickr)
Bahrain

Tree of Life

Unusual tale of vegetation and fertility in the desert.
25.9937, 50.5835
Karpacz, Poland

Muzeum Zabawek (Toy Museum)

The largest toy museum in Poland showcases Europe's history of childhood.
50.7830, 15.7614
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
49.9482, 15.2676