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London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Bergen, Norway

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

The former home of Norway's greatest romantic composer.
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Stockholm, Sweden

Ribbinska Huset

It is said that each of the white stones in the red facade of this medieval house represents the head of a murdered Swedish noble.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kungsträdgården Metro Station

Stockholm's deepest subway station is also a stunning ecological wonder.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholms Spelmuseum

It's always game time at Stockholm's only museum devoted solely to video games.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.
Beijing, China

Working People's Cultural Palace

This smaller cousin of the Forbidden City has gone from ancestral sacrifice to tourist's whispers.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

Why walk on this historical site when you can zoom down instead?
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Natural Museum

This ratty natural history collection is a charming relic among a city rushing into modernity.
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Circus World

China's most famous acrobatics act.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
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.
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Milan, Italy

Leonardo's Horse - Il Cavallo dello Sforza

Da Vinci's equestrian statue, 500 years in the making.
Varaždin, Croatia

Varaždin Cemetery

Trimmed trees grow alongside the graves like topiary tombstones.
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
Zurich, Switzerland

Kulturama

Zurich's evolution museum hosts a unique collection of skeletons among its natural history treasures.