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Vienna, Austria

Ampelpärchen

Vienna's diversity-themed traffic lights were inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest.
Vienna, Austria

Wehrmann in Eisen Nail Man

A patriotic medieval knight in driven-nail armor raised money for widows and orphans of WWI.
Vienna, Austria

Palmenhaus

Dine amidst exotic plants at this former royal greenhouse.
Vienna, Austria

Stock im Eisen Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
Vienna, Austria

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

The final resting place for the remains of 143 Habsburg royalty.
Vienna, Austria

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library)

The beautiful baroque library of the Hapsburg empire.
Arrowtown, New Zealand

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

This preserved village shows the modest lifestyles of the area's 19th-century Chinese gold miners.
Wanaka, New Zealand

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World

New Zealand's epic shrine to all things puzzling.
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks

This strange geological landscape erupts with sudden bursts of water.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Tubing through a cave lit with glowworms is a magical underground experience.
Cushendun, Northern Ireland

'Johann'

A memorial to a goat culled during a foot and mouth disease outbreak guards a series of fantastical caves.
The Hague, Netherlands

Panorama Mesdag

The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Selexyz Dominicanen

This centuries-old gothic monster has been converted into a sprawling, glossy bookstore.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
Vagli Sopra, Italy

Lago di Vagli

This Tuscan lake hides a 13th century town that is still visible when the water recedes.
Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands

Radio Kootwijk

This disused VLF radio station is no longer in service but the surrounding town still bears its name.
County Donegal, Ireland

Grianán of Aileach

You can see three Irish counties from this Neolithic hillside fort, once the seat of the Kingdom of Ailech.
County Donegal, Ireland

'Eire 80' Sign

This World War II relic let Allied pilots know they were entering neutral airspace.
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Mussenden Temple

This Italian-style temple replica has been threatening to fall off the Irish coast for hundreds of years.
Sligo, Ireland

Medb's Cairn

This 30-foot pile of rocks may be the grave of a mythological Irish queen.
Stoumont, Belgium

Sanatorium du Basil

An early 20th-century sanatorium, long abandoned and now being reclaimed by nature.
Bordighera, Italy

Hotel Angst

The top of society once luxuriated in this world-class hotel, which continues to impress, even in ruin.
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold on its right cheek from ancient gilding.
Chiusdino, Italy

Abbey of San Galgano

These gutted monastery ruins still stand proudly in the middle of the Italian countryside.