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Edinburgh, Scotland

Altered Traffic Signs

An artist's whimsical transformation of everyday objects.
Molesey, England

Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

In 2013, historians discovered a hidden room devoted to the art of making royals' hot chocolate.
Nördlingen, Germany

Nordlingen

A meteorite-bounded town in Bavaria.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria sopra Minerva Flood Markers

Plaques on its facade commemorate the Tiber's most destructive deluges.
Ohrdruf, Germany

The Living Fence

Made from trees and then abandoned, this fence is still growing along a path in Germany.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Nuremberg, Germany

Historischer Kunstbunker

Now a museum dedicated to its former purpose, Nazis once stored stolen art in this former beer cellar.
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
Basel, Switzerland

Museum Tinguely

An interactive exhibition space dedicated to the kinetic sculptures of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

WaldMenschen Sculpture Trail

A series of haunting wooden totems are hidden in the woods surrounding a German environmental center.
John o' Groats, Scotland

John o' Groats Marker

The sign marks one of the endpoints to mainland Britain's longest overland travel route.
Dresden, Germany

Yenidze

Tourists often confuse this beautifully ornate former cigarette factory for a mosque.
Stuttgart, Germany

Monte Scherbelino

This natural hill rose another 130 feet from the debris and rubble added after World War II.
Munich, Germany

Monopteros

This beautiful 19th-century temple stands atop the ruins of its predecessor.
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

In this historic region, homes and churches are carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scotsman Steps

The colorful stairs are made with marble from the world's major quarries.
London, England

Water Dragons of Kew Gardens

These docile dragons are ideal inhabitants for the conservatory greenhouses.
Creglingen, Germany

The Thimble Museum

A collection of 4,000 thimbles that's more versatile than one might imagine.
Eisenach, Germany

Wartburg Castle

The castle where Martin Luther secretly translated the New Testament from Greek to German while in hiding.
Lemgo, Germany

Karl Junker House

An intricate and amazing house built by schizophrenic architect Karl Junker.
Rome, Italy

Elephant and Obelisk

A detailed pachyderm supports Rome's smallest Egyptian obelisk.
Nîmes, France

Maison Carrée Reconstructed Inscription

The lost Latin words were reconstructed using the holes from the nails that once pinned them in place.