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Basel, Switzerland

Tinguely Fountain

This artistic fountain display pays homage to this area's theatrical history.
Bern, Switzerland

Einsteinhaus

This simple apartment may have inspired some of the most important theories in the history of science.
Vevey, Switzerland

La Fourchette (The Fork)

At 929 pounds and 26 feet tall, this stainless steel fork can only be used by the likes of King Kong.
Leuk, Switzerland

Leuk Charnel House

For centuries no one knew there were hundreds of bones and precious artwork hidden beneath this Swiss church.
Raron, Switzerland

Grave of Rainer Maria Rilke

The gravestone of a famous poet features a fittingly poetic epitaph chosen by the writer himself.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam's Old City Wall

Inside this metro station is a section of the city's former medieval fortification.
Benin

La Porte du Non-Retour (The Door of No Return)

A monument to the more than one million enslaved Africans deported from the port of Ouidah.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Kunsthalte (Witte de Withstraat Tram Stop)

An art installation memorializing a tram stop, which became a tram stop.
Gokdepe, Turkmenistan

Saparmurat Hajji Mosque

A memorial to the thousands of Turkmen soldiers and civilians who died in a bloody 1881 battle.
Zoor, Kuwait

Failaka Island

Wander among the ghostly ruins of an island where civilization flourished for thousands of years.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tovertunnel (Magic Tunnel)

This colorfully-painted tunnel links two distinct parts of a historic neighborhood.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Biopik

A giant yellow phallus sculpture hidden in the gardens of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

West Kruiskade Teapot

A huge image of a teapot lights up a home for the elderly.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Schoonoord Historical Garden

An early 19th-century English style garden hidden in the Rotterdam cityscape.
Burgh-Haamstede, Netherlands

Plompe Toren

Its town washed away centuries ago, this lonely tower by the sea tells the tale of a mermaid and a curse.
Ko Samui, Thailand

Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple)

A dazzling temple featuring a towering 12-meter golden Buddha.
Hisor, Tajikistan

Hisor Fort

The first version of this stalwart construction appeared around 3,000 years ago.
Saulces-Monclin, France

Woinic the World's Largest Boar

The world's largest boar is a huge steel titan found at a French rest stop.
Basel, Switzerland

Pharmazie-Historisches Museum der Universität Basel

One of the world's largest collections of pharmaceutical artifacts.
Habsburg, Switzerland

Schloss Habsburg (Habsburg Castle)

An 11th-century fortress home to one of the most influential royal houses in medieval Europe.
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abbey Library of Saint Gall

This is not only one of the oldest collections in Europe, but also possibly the most beautiful.
Ulaganskiy rayon, Russia

Mushroom Stones of the Altai

Unusual, mushroom-like rock formations caused by weathering and water erosion, set to disappear, according to geologists.
Tübingen, Germany

Steinkind von Leinzell

The Tübingen University anatomical collection hosts an example of an extremely rare medical phenomenon.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.