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Loenen, Netherlands

Waterfall of Loenen

The tallest waterfall in the Netherlands is a lovely, stepped feature that is only 50 feet tall.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Meteorological Column

This 135-year-old weather station studied the effects of the climate on human health.
Split, Croatia

Gregory of Nin’s Big Toe

The big toe of this towering monument to a Croatian national hero is worn from years of superstitious rubbing.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Fountain of Union

Now broken, Slovakia's largest fountain is a relic of its Soviet past.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'Faces' of Locksmith Street

A trough of 700 strange bronze faces runs through a narrow alley in Ljubljana's old town.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Church of St. Elizabeth

Also known as the Blue Church, the building was consecrated to the daughter of Andrew II.
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker

This top secret nuclear bunker hidden in a Bosnian mountain has been converted to a modern art exhibition space.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Roses

A number of craters left by fatal mortar strikes have been filled with red resin to remember those lost during the Siege of Sarajevo.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Cave Church

Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where WWI started.
Ilidža, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum

This museum preserves the hand-dug tunnel that kept Sarajevo afloat during the Serbian siege.
Salazie, Réunion

Piton des Neiges

Réunion Island's highest point is a 2 million-year-old volcano and a paraglider's paradise.
Piton Sainte-Rose, Réunion

Notre Dame des Laves

At the foot of an active volcano sits a church miraculously spared by its lava.
Athens, Greece

Old Madrasa of Athens

The ruined doorway is a portal to the building's turbulent and torturous past.
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relic)

The headquarters of the Mahanikai school of Buddhism, Thailand's largest monastic order.
Tambon Tha Kradan, Thailand

Erawan Cascading Waterfalls and Caves

A limestone wonderland of water and subterranean secrets.