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Mantua, Italy

Dropped Triglyphs of Palazzo Te

An architectural oddity where the triglyphs of the courtyard of walls create an optical illusion.
Rendsburg, Germany

Rendsburg High Bridge

One of the last remaining railway viaducts equipped with a transporter ferry.
Oslo, Norway

Edvard Munch's Grave

The painter of "The Scream" is laid to rest under a stoic bust of himself in the humble corner of an Oslo cemetery.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
Lund, Sweden

Horologium mirabile Lundense

This Swedish astronomical clock was in storage for almost a century before its glorious workings were put on display once more.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Malmö, Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Nasothek Nose Collection

A collection of noses tucked inside an art museum reveals how times have changed.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

The old observatory in Copenhagen has a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
Helsingør, Denmark

Kronborg Castle (Elsinore)

Old Danish castle immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Verona, Italy

Sant'Anastasia Basilica

A gorgeous example of 13th-century Gothic architecture.
Vallombrosa, Italy

Vallombrosa Abbey

A 14th-century abbey founded by a forest-loving order of monks now sits in the center of a pristine nature preserve.
Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier Del Bac

This church on a Tohono O'Odham reservation has stood since 1797.
Gravina in Puglia, Italy

Ponte Acquedotto

An impressive bridge over a ravine also served as an aqueduct.
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Bahnhof Eismeer (Eismeer Railroad Station)

The second-highest train station in Europe.
Berlin, Germany

German Resistance Memorial Center

The site where a plot to assassinate Hitler was planned—and its conspirators were executed—is now a powerful memorial to the German resistance during World War II.
Canterbury, England

West Gate Tower Museum

A defensive structure built during the Hundred Years War has remained useful in one way or another for nearly 700 years.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Haus zum Walfisch

A psychedelic, late Gothic building-turned bank once housed Erasmus for over a decade before becoming a set location for a cult-classic horror film.
Poppi, Italy

Castello di Poppi

During World War II, a number of important sculptures and paintings were moved to this castle for safekeeping.
Les Trois-Moutiers, France

Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers

A 2017 crowdfunding campaign saved this historic castle from being destroyed.
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.