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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.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where WWI started.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Child's Tomb at Old St. Michael the Archangel Church

Place with alleged mystical powers in Old Orthodox Church in Sarajevo.
Ogradina, Serbia

Tabula Traiana

A Roman monument to their own civil engineering prowess.
Boljetin, Serbia

Lepenski Vir

Stone age urban planning.
Smederovo, Serbia

Golubac Fortress

This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla's ashes are held in a golden sphere, surrounded by his works.
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
Belgrade, Serbia

'Roman Well' of the Belgrade Fortress

A misnamed well, with a deep dark past.
Belgrade, Serbia

Pobednik (The Victor) Monument

A towering spire in the fortress of Kalemegdan honors the victorious armies of Serbia during their struggles against the Ottoman Empire.
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
Subotica, Serbia

Subotica's Art Nouveau Synagogue

Religious perseverance and cultural coexistence manifest in an architectural gem that multiple wars couldn't topple.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Pula, Croatia

Brioni

Island wonderland for communist autocrats.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Gävle, Sweden

Gavle Goat

If there is one thing you don't want to be in Sweden during Christmas, it's a Yule Goat.
Stockholm, Sweden

Birthplace of the Stockholm Syndrome

Now a hotel, this former bank was the site of a robbery that spawned a psychological phenomenon.
Gävle, Sweden

Where All Powerlines Meet

Only spot in the world where an HVDC powerline, a single phase AC and a three phase AC powerline all meet.
Luleå, Sweden

Facebook's Arctic Circle Data Center

The first overseas server for Facebook in Sweden's tundra.
Rostock, Germany

Zoological Collection of the University of Rostock

A taxidermied stork with an arrow through its neck proved that birds migrate.
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart Winkel Tower

Remnants of a cone-shaped Nazi bomb shelter.
Leipzig, Germany

Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)

This incredible stone temple is a monument to death, victory, and fantasy architecture.
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

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