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Warsaw, Poland

Chopin Monument

In the summer, the area around this sculpture transforms into a vibrant concert venue.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw's Chopin Benches

Special benches that play Chopin's music are scattered throughout his native city.
Warsaw, Poland

Mermaid of Warsaw

The Polish capital has had a deep connection to its guardian mermaid for almost a millennium now.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Fotoplastikon

A 20th-century picture show in 3-D.
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

This lurid German fountain plots the sad course of marriage from dating to death.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

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

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Grenoble, France

Canard Digérateur de Vaucanson (Vaucanson's Digesting Duck)

Vaucanson's most famous automaton, brought back to life.
Paris, France

Le Stryge

This demon atop the Notre-Dame de Paris looks utterly bored.
Saint-Malo, France

Cézembre Island

A small island that was once a key Axis fortification during World War II.
Saint-Nazaire, France

Suite de Triangles

These red marks, seemingly placed at random, are in fact not.
Saint-Malo, France

The Maison du Québec

In France, a medieval-style home pays homage to the intrepid explorer who discovered Québec.
Lyon, France

Église du Bon-Pasteur

This abandoned church in central Lyons is missing its front stairs.
Lyon, France

Lumière Villa

Antique cinematography artifacts fill this museum dedicated to the inventors of the moving picture.
Rouen, France

Musée Le Secq des Tournelles

A French museum of wrought iron.
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.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

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

The Abandoned Galleon

The deserted pirate-themed restaurant still entices explorers.
Rouen, France

Tower of Joan of Arc

This medieval tower is all that remains of the castle where Joan of Arc was held before being burned at the stake.
Paris, France

Temple de la Sybille (The Temple of Sybille)

This structure atop a craggy cliff in one of the most beautiful parks in Paris boasts an unbeatable view.