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Ai Pioppi Playground
Nervesa della Battaglia, Italy

Ai Pioppi Playground

Hidden in an Italian forest is a completely homemade amusement park that has taken a lifetime to create.
45.8487, 12.1728
Typopassage Wien (typography)
Vienna, Austria

Museumsquartier Passages

This series of Baroque passageways in Vienna's cultural center mix old architecture with modern art.
48.2035, 16.3591
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
48.2087, 16.3697
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
48.2080, 16.3729
Borgo Grotta Gigante, Italy

Grotta Gigante

One of the largest caves in the world open to the public.
45.7086, 13.7675
The Flooded Crypt of San Zaccaria
Venice, Italy

The Flooded Crypt of San Zaccaria

As can be expected from a centuries old church built in a canal city, the undercroft of this house of worship is beautifully flooded.
45.4343, 12.3430
Libreria Acqua Alta
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
45.4380, 12.3423
"Die drei Schwätzer", the three gossips in Giessen, Germany
Giessen, Germany

The Three Gossips

A statue beloved by—and named by—the local townsfolk it represents.
50.5842, 8.6735
For Sale Pub
Budapest, Hungary

For Sale Pub

This Budapest bar allows drinkers to leave their mark on the walls, floor, and even ceiling.
47.4876, 19.0582
Shoes on the Danube
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
47.5040, 19.0448
Budapest, Hungary

The Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum

A Hungarian pharmacy museum with a box full of mummy powder.
47.5008, 19.0341
Labyrinth Entrance from Castle Hill
Budapest, Hungary

Labyrinth of Buda Castle

A series of caves under Castle Hill that once held the prisoner Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula.
47.5001, 19.0341
(Flickr/walbrasky)
Vaglia, Italy

The Colossus of Villa Demidoff

Renaissance villa and gardens complete with a tormented colossus.
43.8594, 11.3045
Marostica, Italy

The Living Chess Game - Partita a Scacchi di Marostica

Machismo turned on its head: the lady's hand goes to the dude with the bigger brain.
45.7462, 11.6552
Leonardo's Horse, Milan
Milan, Italy

Leonardo's Horse - Il Cavallo dello Sforza

Da Vinci's equestrian statue, 500 years in the making.
45.4809, 9.1296
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
A road sign directing you to Truth or Consequences.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
33.1284, -107.2528
Taxidermied frogs spend a day on the lake at Froggyland
Split, Croatia

Froggyland

A wonderfully strange collection of 500+ stuffed frogs doing people things.
43.5101, 16.4381
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
44.1173, 15.2202
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
The strange creature on the Duomo portal
Milan, Italy

Milan's Duomo "Dinosaur"

Milan's duomo is covered in beautiful carving including a curious "dinosaur-like" beast.
45.4637, 9.1917
(Cannon Films Archive)
Genoa, Italy

Roman Polanski's Neptune

Massive galleon from a box-office bomb docked in Genoa.
44.4102, 8.9273
Euganean Hills
Cinto Euganeo, Italy

Euganean Hills

A sudden, striking cluster of hills south of Padua has been attracting visitors for centuries.
45.3062, 11.6986
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903