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Devín, Slovakia

The Gate of Freedom Memorial

The memorial stands at the intersection of the rivers Morava and Danube.
Bratislava, Slovakia

The Pamätné Kamene of Bratislava

Brass plaques embedded in pavement preserve the memories of those who lost their lives at the hands of Nazis during World War II.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Neolog Synagogue Memorial

Dedicated to a synagogue that was destroyed after having survived World War II.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Posmievačik

No one knows the origin of this creepy little stone man with an oversized phallus.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Schöner Náci

A sculpture of a beloved local figure, who tipped his top hat to everyone he passed on the streets of Bratislava.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Napoleon's Army Soldier

An ode to a soldier who came to town, fell in love, then began making his own sparkling wine.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava Old Town Hall's Cannonball

Launched by Napoleon's soldiers more than 200 years ago, a cannonball remains embedded in the tower wall.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Church of St. Elizabeth

Also known as the Blue Church, the building was consecrated to the daughter of Andrew II.
Bratislava, Slovakia

The Duck’s Fountain

According to the local legend, these boys and ducks were turned to stone by an angered water goblin.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
Vienna, Austria

Statue of Basilio Calafati

One of the most notable figures in the Wurstelprater’s history is often assumed to be a fictional character.
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
Belgrade, Serbia

YU Biznis Centar

Considered an architectural abomination by some, this metal-clad building is known as 'little red riding hood' by locals.
Belgrade, Serbia

Hotel Yugoslavia

One of Serbia's oldest luxury hotels and a nostalgic echo to Yugoslavia in the state's former capital.
Belgrade, Serbia

Poslastičarnica sa stavom

This ice cream parlor serves scoops of flavors like rakia, medlar, and poppy seed.
Belgrade, Serbia

Zemun Fortress

Different sections of the Zemun Fortress were built in the 14th and 15th century as a response to the advance of the Ottoman Empire.
Belgrade, Serbia

Museum of Yugoslavia

A museum dedicated to the former country.
Belgrade, Serbia

Embassy of France in Belgrade

Arguably Belgrade's only example of pure Art Deco architecture.
Sirogojno, Serbia

Staro Selo Open-Air Museum

This historical village takes you back to the 19th century.
Rožanstvo, Serbia

Stopića Cave

Through the colossal entrance to this cave you'll find limestone tubs and an underground waterfall.
Bajina Bašta, Serbia

Drina River House

For over 40 years, this quaint little house has teetered on a rock in the middle of a river.
Mokra Gora, Serbia

Drvengrad

An idyllic traditional timber village on a picturesque hill was built for a film.
Zlatiborski okrug, Serbia

Kadinjača Memorial Complex

A grand Yugoslav memorial to the group of partisans who fought and died resisting western Serbia’s Nazi occupation.