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Zossen, Germany

Wünsdorf Officer's House

A statue of Vladimir Illyich Lenin guards this abandoned building in the "Forbidden City."
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Farmingdale, New Jersey

Land of the Lost

Creaky dinosaurs grow in the backroads of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
New York, New York

Komodo Dragon Diorama

Here be dragons.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Dinosaur State Park

The ancient past meets the retro-future at these dinosaur tracks that are protected by a geodesic dome.
Berlin, Germany

Old City Wall of Berlin

The last remnants of a massive medieval wall that once encompassed the city of Berlin.
Rendsburg, Germany

Rendsburg High Bridge

One of the last remaining railway viaducts equipped with a transporter ferry.
Antwerp, Belgium

Nello and Patrasche

This statue dedicated to the story of a Flemish boy and his dog was relatively obscure in Belgium, but a cult sensation in Japan.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Viken, Sweden

MidSweden 365

A former top secret military tunnel is now stuffed with snow and open year-round to skiers.
Sweden

Lummelunda Cave

This fantastic cave remained unexplored until 1948 when three schoolboys discovered a hidden entrance.
Strängnäs, Sweden

The Lion of Gripsholm Castle

This wonky bit of historical taxidermy is experiencing a second life online.
Flemingsberg, Sweden

Kungens Kurva Shoppingcenter (King's Bend Mall)

An entire shopping mall and industrial terrain named for the time the king of Sweden's car went into a ditch.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Stora Gatan

Sweden's oldest street has not changed for nearly a millennium.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Rådhus (City Hall)

A tiny town hall—in Sweden's one-time capital—might be the smallest in Europe.
Sigtuna, Sweden

The Sigtuna Phone Box Library

A Swedish phone box converted into an informal village library.
Strängnäs Ö, Sweden

'Hönstavlan' ('Picturesque Chickens')

This strange portrait of six ladies with chicken bodies commemorates a count's dirty habits.
Uppsala, Sweden

'Thing of all Swedes' Mound

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

Runestone in Gamla Uppsala Church

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

Kastellet Stockholm

The Swedish flag over this small naval fort signals that the nation is at peace.
Uppsala, Sweden

Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala

Ancient burial grounds of the wealthy.
Stockholm, Sweden

Långholmen Crash Site

A steel paper plane is all that remains of a crashed aircraft that caused an amazingly small amount of damage.
Stockholm, Sweden

Battle of the Elms

The scars of a remarkably organized public protest to save 13 elm trees are still visible in this Stockholm park.