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Tartu, Estonia

Noora

The labyrinthine home of the National Archives of Estonia is an experimental blend of architecture, art, and history.
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
Abava parish, Latvia

Pedvale Open Air Art Museum

Surreal works of unreal stone and metal dot the landscape of this Latvian art park.
Tartu, Estonia

Old Observatory in Tartu

First point in the Struve Geodetic Arc, a 19th century undertaking to measure the Earth's size and shape.
Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils Shot Tower

This Latvian shot factory is still used twice a year to manufacture bullets the old-fashioned way.
Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils Fortress

Built to ward off Napoleon's army, this city-sized abandoned Russian fort is now perfect for urban exploration.
Tartu, Estonia

The Struve Geodetic Arc

A historic scientific breakthrough that crosses nine borders.
Tartu, Estonia

Supilinn - The Soup Town

Historic slum of Tartu.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Stebuklas Miracle Tile

While this monument tile is shrouded in mystery it also marks the end of the longest ever human chain.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Frank Zappa Memorial

The Frank Zappa fan club erected this monument to their prog-rock hero to mark a new era of post-Soviet Lithuania.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Oceanographic Museum

Museum celebrating the ocean, with the largest wunderkammer dedicated to sea exploration.
Erto e Casso, Italy

Vajont Dam

When a massive landslide hit one of the world's tallest dams it created a tragic environmental disaster.
Italy

Carezza Rainbow Lake

According to the local folklore, the myriad colors of this lake are the result of a a lovelorn wizard's blunder.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Slavonski Brod, Croatia

Brod Fortress

This abandoned Croatian stronghold never saw a great deal of conflict but it is still a beloved relic nonetheless.
Gemeinde Sankt Florian, Austria

St. Florian Ossuary

The personal charnel house of Anton Bruckner.
České Budějovice, Czechia

Stray Boulder (Bludný Kámen)

Locals say the stone that marks the spot where the gallows once stood can lead you astray.
Český Krumlov, Czechia

The Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle

Be(w)ar(e) the moat around this historic Czech castle.
Aurland, Norway

Aurland Lookout

A thin pane of glass keeps visitors from sliding off this futuristic skywalk.
Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain

Santa Cova of Montserrat

Holy Grotto of Montserrat Monastery holds one of Europe's mysterious black Madonnas.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Metronome

Steadily reminding Czechia of its past.
Stockholm, Sweden

Love Locks of Västerbron

A former suicide bridge is now accumulating symbols of love instead of a body count.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.