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Venice, Italy

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Stasi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of a terrifying secret police is now held in their former headquarters.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

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

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Pub

This London pub hides a peculiar secret: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Book Thing

This free, take-a-book shop seems like a trick but isn't.
Concord, Massachusetts

Author's Ridge

This small section of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is rotten with famous authors' graves.
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
Dubuque, Iowa

Fenelon Place Elevator

For just a few bucks, this Iowa funicular will let you feel like a 1800s fat cat.
Kvam, Norway

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

Walk behind a 50-meter-high waterfall.
Strand, Norway

Preikestolen

This "preacher's pulpit" once used for pagan ritual, is home to a new, and dangerous ritual.
Bergen, Norway

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

The former home of Norway's greatest romantic composer.
Odda, Norway

Trolltunga

Walk 2,300 feet above the ground on the "Troll's Tongue."
Tromsø, Norway

Roald Amundsen Monument

The great polar explorer is remembered in this far north Norwegian town, where he embarked on his final expedition.
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
Oslo, Norway

Fram Museum

Housing the famous Norwegian ice-defying 19th century polar exploration ship.
Oslo, Norway

Kon-Tiki Museum

Across the Pacific in a raft, a museum dedicated to Thor Heyerdahl's now legendary expedition.
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
Flåm, Norway

Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway)

One of the most breathtaking railways in Europe also takes one of the steepest climbs, from fjord to mountain plateau.
Flåm, Norway

Ægir Brewery

A Viking-style brewpub named for a Norse sea giant, in the heart of fjord country.
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Beth Sholom Congregation

Frank Lloyd Wright built this suburban synagogue late in life, but it stands among his most iconic masterpieces.