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Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
Vienna, Austria

Ampelpärchen

Vienna's diversity-themed traffic lights were inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest.
Vienna, Austria

"Stock-im-Eisen" Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
Vienna, Austria

Wiener Pestsäule (Vienna Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Varnja, Estonia

Samovar House

Learn to drink tea like an Estonian at this museum.
Tallinn, Estonia

St Catherine's Passage

A medieval setting reimagined into a unique art alley.
Malbork, Poland

Malbork Castle

This 13th century Gothic brick castle is the largest in the world by surface area.
kłodzki, Poland

Błędne Skały

Naturally formed rock city in Poland.
Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Kaplica Czaszek: The Chapel of Skulls

The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below.
Prague, Czechia

Faustův Dům (Faust House)

A Baroque mansion with ties to legendary magicians and alchemists.
Olomouc, Czechia

'The Thief'

A cheeky reminder about the value of art dangles above one of Olomouc's busiest streets.
Liberec, Czechia

Hostina Obrů (Feast of Giants)

An unusual bronze bus shelter is actually an art installation commenting on the city's history with the Nazi party.
Olomouc, Czechia

Olomouc's Communist Clock

Tiny communists hammer away on the Olomouc Astronomical Clock.
Kamenický Šenov, Czechia

Panská Skála

Tall columns of volcanic basalt make up this improbable-seeming rock formation.
Žďár nad Sázavou, Czechia

Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk

The sanctuary holds what was once believed to be the saint's incorruptible tongue.
Olomouc, Czechia

Holy Trinity Column

An ornate plague column – built to celebrate life – claimed the lives of numerous artisans during its construction.
Prague, Czechia

Location of Saint John of Nepomuk's Martyrdom

A plaque marks the spot where the saint was shoved off the Charles Bridge and into the river.
Prague, Czechia

David Černý's Embryo

One of the famous Czech artist's lesser-known Prague installations appears to be a glowing fetus affixed to a drainpipe.
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.