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Baar, Switzerland

Hell Grottoes

These spooky and unusual stone formations create an underworldly landscape
47.2004, 8.5268
A similar caterpillar sold at Sotheby's in July of 2013 for more than $200,000
Le Locle, Switzerland

Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle

An amazing clockwork museum in the Val de Travers holds examples of various prestigious legacies horological history
47.0570, 6.7518
The Jaquet-Droz Automata
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Jaquet-Droz Automata

These magnificent 240-year-old machines are considered distant ancestors of the computer
46.9996, 6.9344
Saut de Brot
Boudry, Switzerland

Saut de Brot

This lovely little bridge hidden in a Switzerland gorge is essentially a fairytale
46.9499, 6.7491
Maison d'Ailleurs
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Maison d'Ailleurs

Museum of science fiction, utopias, and extraordinary journeys of the mind.
46.7787, 6.6415
Frog Museum
Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Frog Museum

150-year-old satirical tableaus made from stuffed frogs
46.8493, 6.8486
The two mice eating cheese. Or are they fighting for it?
London, England

Philpot Lane Mice Sculpture

A mysterious pair of mice eating a piece of cheese is London's smallest public sculpture.
51.5108, -0.0842
Ecublens, Switzerland

EPFL Learning Center

University library shaped like a giant piece of Swiss cheese
46.5184, 6.5656
Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland

Lavaux

Swiss vineyards in a UNESCO heritage site
46.4919, 6.7461
Lutry, Switzerland

Lutry Menhirs

Standing stones found on a construction site are re-erected
46.5034, 6.6848
Thinking about houses, 1950. by Wilson Scottie
Lausanne, Switzerland

Collection de l'Art Brut

Artworks by loners, prisoners and the criminally insane
46.5273, 6.6247
Villa Rose
Gland, Switzerland

Villa Rose

This secret Swiss fortress is disguised as a harmless pink house, complete with fake windows
46.4078, 6.2708
Toblerone Line
Gland, Switzerland

Toblerone Line

This long line of cement defensive wedges is named after the famous chocolate bar for obvious reasons
46.4022, 6.2802
Meyrin, Switzerland

CERN

Large Hadron Collider and the Birthplace of World Wide Web
46.2337, 6.0524
Gravestone of Jorge Luis Borges
Geneva, Switzerland

Gravestone of Jorge Luis Borges

This famous writer's tombstone is a literary pilgrimage site that was publicly defiled by a rival
46.2035, 6.1452
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
Organ
Vienna, Austria

Dominikanerkirche (Dominican Church)

An exquisite Baroque church in Vienna's old town.
48.2088, 16.3791
Nave
Vienna, Austria

Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church)

The solemn exterior conceals an opulent interior of this 17th century church.
48.2090, 16.3777
Windows For Peace
Vienna, Austria

Windows For Peace

On a winding Vienna side street, one museum has turned their windows into a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes.
48.2078, 16.3745
It is a memorial marking the success of Operation Bagration.
Smaliavicki rajon, Belarus

Mound of Glory

A striking Soviet memorial commemorates the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis.
54.0190, 27.8986
Freud's psychoanalytic couch.
London, England

Freud Museum London

The pioneer of psychoanalysis spent the final year of his life here, still seeing patients on that famous couch.
51.5483, -0.1775
The coat hook is said to be one of the questions for the London cab driver test known as "The Knowledge."
London, England

Metropolitan Police Coat Hook

Installed at a chaotic intersection, this gave London traffic cops a place to hang their heavy woolen coats.
51.5120, -0.1274
The leaning lighthouse of Kiipsaare, off the island of Saaremaa, Estonia.
Estonia

Kiipsaare Lighthouse

Once standing on solid ground, this slender beacon is a victim of the very shoreline it was charged with announcing.
58.4958, 21.8411
London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames
51.5079, -0.0946