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Europoort Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rozenburg Wind Wall

The Rozenberg wind wall in South Holland makes for smooth sailing through the Calandbrug canal.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Ordnance Datum

This large copper bolt represents the benchmark for measuring sea levels in most of Europe.
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Slauerhoffbrug Flying Drawbridge

This unique bridge physically lifts a piece of the road into the air to let boats pass by.
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Kasteelruine Fluweelengrot

The ruins of this Dutch castle sit atop a labyrinth of once-secret tunnels and passageways, dating back over 900 years.
Vaals, Netherlands

Labyrint Drielandenpunt

A beautiful maze marking where three countries meet.
Tarsdorf, Austria

Fucking, Austria

American soldiers discovered Europe's best one-liner at the end of World War II.
Werfen, Austria

Eisriesenwelt

The largest ice cave in the world is thought to be the entrance to hell according to Austrian legend.
Venice, Italy

Peggy Guggenheim's Grave

The only museum with its curator—and her pets—buried inside.
Fréjus, France

Barrage de Malpasset (Malpasset Dam)

The ruins stand as a somber reminder of France’s worst civil catastrophe of the 20th century.
Arques, France

Les Fontinettes

This disused boat elevator was saved from the scrap heap so that visitors could tour its rusting skeleton.
Saint-Malo, France

Grand Bé

On this romantic tidal island reachable only at low tide the tomb of a famous French writer overlooks the sea.
Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux, France

Parc des Félins

A unique zoological park home to over 30 species of wild cats, both big and small.
Arles, France

Arles's Cryptoporticous

A unique underground structure dating back to the 1st century BC.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

This ancient theater was once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles.
Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is also possibly the most elegant.
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
Chamonix, France

Lac Blanc

An icy lake tucked among jaw-dropping alpine panoramas.
Kiel, Germany

Hörnbrücke

The world's first and only three-segment bascule bridge folds up into the shape of a capital "N" to let boat traffic through.
Waldeck, Germany

The Steeple in the Edersee

A century-long search for a church that was never there.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Wernigerode, Germany

The Brocken

On the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, science and the occult faced off in a failed attempt to turn a goat into a boy.
Garching bei München, Germany

Parabolic Slides

Four-story slides send people whizzing through the math department at this Munich university.
Trier, Germany

Karl Marx House

The birthplace of Karl Marx is now a museum dedicated to the communist revolutionary's life and work.