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Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

This lurid German fountain plots the sad course of marriage from dating to death.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

At the strike of each hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
Olomouc, Czechia

Olomouc's Communist Clock

Tiny communists hammer away on the Olomouc Astronomical Clock.
Olomouc, Czechia

Holy Trinity Column

An ornate plague column – built to celebrate life – claimed the lives of numerous artisans during its construction.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
Tallinn, Estonia

Linnahall

An empty relic of the Moscow Olympics crumbles away in Estonia's capital.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Madise, Estonia

Madise's Lost Cemetery

Tombstones buried in overgrown grass mark the deceased occupants of this abandoned graveyard.
Ämari, Estonia

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery

This soviet pilot's graveyard is filled with headstones made of airplane fins.
Riga, Latvia

Big Christopher

The statue of a legendary giant who carried Christ and shouldered the world's sins.
Liepāja, Latvia

Karosta North Pier

The mile-long pier stretches from a ruined fortress out into the Baltic.
Riga, Latvia

First Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker

A stone marker and sculpture in the city of Riga stake a claim for the very first community Christmas tree.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
Liepāja, Latvia

Liepaja Northern Forts

These crumbling Latvian forts make for some haunting seaside ruins.
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
Tallinn, Estonia

Telliskivi Creative City

Estonia's largest creative city is a vibrant bohemian hub located within a former industrial complex.
Helsinki, Finland

The National Library of Finland

Architecturally stunning library serves as the hub of Finnish scholarly life and culture.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Helsinki, Finland

Pohjola Insurance Building

This insurance company building reminds customers that witches, bears, and gnomes are out there, best be insured.
Tallinn, Estonia

Seaplane Harbour

Disused seaplane hangar gets a second life as the jaw-dropping home of Estonia's museum of maritime history.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.