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Vysoký Újezd, Czechia

Velka Amerika

This former quarry is now a picturesque gorge that hides a sunken lake.
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

The Prince of Liechtenstein's Vineyard and Wine Cellar

In one of the world's smallest countries, a royal's personal winery is open to the public.
Feucht, Germany

Hermann Oberth Space Travel Museum

Small museum dedicated to one of the founding fathers of modern astronautics.
Jasenovac, Croatia

Stone Flower

Croatia's towering concrete blossom grows from the site of a World War II concentration camp.
Podgarić, Croatia

Podgaric Monument

This stunning, out-of-the-way Croatian monument commemorates a community's uprising against occupying fascist forces.
Dera, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kozara Memorial Monument

This brutalist monument is inscribed with 9921 names of Yugoslav partisans who perished during WWII.
Florence, Italy

Vasari Corridor

This private skyway is filled with art and was expanded explicitly so that Hitler could appreciate a river.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
Ferrara di Monte Baldo, Italy

Santuario Madonna della Corona

This centuries-old Italian chapel hangs midway down a sheer cliffside.
Austin, Texas

Larry Monroe Forever Bridge

To honor a beloved Austin radio DJ a neighborhood bridge has been covered in a loving mosaic.
Austin, Texas

Casa Neverlandia

This eclectic, mosaic-clad home includes a bamboo ping-pong loft and a "Whispermaphones" intercom.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello

Southern Italy's spinning top village.
Realmonte, Italy

Scala dei Turchi

"Stairs of the Turks", a chalky white cliff eroded conveniently into stairs, allowing for easy pillaging.
Santa Caterina, Italy

Cristo Redentore (Christ the Redeemer)

The tallest statue in Italy is also one of the world's tallest statues of Jesus.
Italy

Italia Viaduct

Constructed during the 1960s, this bridge is still the highest in Italy.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Genoa, Italy

Roman Polanski's Neptune

Massive galleon from a box-office bomb docked in Genoa.
Monaco, Monaco

Juan Manuel Fangio Statue

This statue of the great Argentinian car driver is located near a famous curve of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

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

Millau Viaduct

The world's tallest bridge is also possibly the most elegant.
Wiesenthau, Germany

Walberla

An ancient pagan site swirling with legends in the foothills of Franconian Switzerland.
Berlin, Germany

Denkzeichen Georg Elser

A monument to the man who almost killed Hitler.
Salzburg, Austria

Hommage to Mozart

This strange statue features a bust of the famous composer plopped atop a woman's body.