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London, England

The Coronation Stone

Seven English kings were crowned on this unassuming and largely ignored stone.
Berlin, Germany

The Bebelplatz

The site of the famous Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 remembers its "Night of Shame".
Vienna, Austria

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library)

The beautiful baroque library of the Hapsburg empire.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oost-Indisch Huis

The former headquarters of history's oldest megacorporation.
Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian Geological Institute Building

This hidden art nouveau gem was designed by an architect in search of a national style.
Olomouc, Czechia

Mausoleum of Yugoslav Soldiers

This almost a century old piece of architecture had been overlooked by most, except for the drunk and the homeless
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Chakra

This grubby wall is said to be one of the Earth's esoteric energy centers.
Olbramovice, Czechia

Stork Nest Farm

Czech architects borrow from the nest design of the stork to revitalize a farmstead, hoping to inspire the same loyalty the birds had shown.
Olomouc, Czechia

The Zwinger Gardens

Once home to artillery, this garden offers more peace today than it did during its war-torn past.
London, England

World Trade Center Artwork

This sculpture, residing in a quiet corner of a London park, honors the victims of 9/11.
Helsinki, Finland

Asemapäällikönhovi Building

This building featuring Brutalist architecture has a rich media production history.
Olomouc, Czechia

'The Thief'

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

St John’s Arch Cathedral

The last king of Poland was interred in this church nearly 200 years after his death.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
Blatce, Czechia

Houska Castle

Folklore says this medieval fortress was plopped atop a portal to hell to trap the demons below.
Tallinn, Estonia

KuKu Club

An underground nightclub helped spark a "Singing Revolution."
Stockholm, Sweden

Cedergrenska Tower

Despite dreams of constructing this fairytale mansion, Albert Gotthard Nestor Cedergren never saw its completion.
Prague, Czechia

Magical Cavern

This old mill has been converted to a cave-like fantasy world by one eccentric artist.
Prague, Czechia

Batalion Comic Book Museum and Club

This bar and museum are devoted to the controversial comic book work of Kája Saudek.
Venice, Italy

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition, the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Chairlift

A two-way chairlift system between Zugliget and the highest point in the city.
Vienna, Austria

Windows For Peace

On a winding Vienna side street, one museum has turned their windows into a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes.
Vienna, Austria

Gasometer Town

Apartment complexes built into huge repurposed natural gas tanks.