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Bologna, Italy

Bologna Centrale Station Clock

Time has been frozen at this station since the bombing in 1980—or so it was believed.
Venice, Italy

Church of Santa Margherita

This deconsecrated church has seen many uses, from a tobacco storehouse to a cinema.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Trakošćan, Croatia

Trakošćan Castle

This Croatian fairytale castle is slowly falling apart thanks to years of neglect.
Krapina, Croatia

Muzej Krapinskih Neandertalaca (Krapina Neanderthal Museum)

This modern, multimedia museum takes visitors on an evolutionary journey back in time.
Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian Museum of Naïve Art

An eclectic art form practiced by untrained masters is celebrated at this museum in the heart of Zagreb's old Upper Town.
Zagreb, Croatia

Nine Views

This scale model of our solar system hid in plain sight for years before a physics team sought out all the planets.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Meteorological Column

This 135-year-old weather station studied the effects of the climate on human health.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Padua, Italy

La Specola Observatory

This old medieval prison tower has been a site of astronomical research for more than 250 years.
Venice, Italy

Monument to Niccolò Tommaseo

The pile of books behind the dignified writer gave the statue a most undignified nickname.
Prague, Czechia

Location of Saint John of Nepomuk's Martyrdom

A plaque marks the spot where the saint was shoved off the Charles Bridge and into the river.
Padua, Italy

Padua Astronomical Clock

One of the world's oldest working clocks is curiously missing the Zodiac sign of Libra.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Prague, Czechia

Municipal House

A turn of the century building boasting some of the most beautiful art nouveau architecture in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
Prague, Czechia

Vinárna Čertovka

This walkway is so narrow it needs its own light to stop pedestrian traffic jams.
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves.
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.
Prague, Czechia

The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

The history of occult science is turned into a creepshow at this lurid Prague tourist attraction.
Prague, Czechia

Vojan Gardens

The oldest garden in Prague, once part of an medieval orchard.
Prague, Czechia

Speculum Alchemiae

The hidden lair of an alchemist rediscovered in a 2002 flood.