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Sandefjord, Norway

Sandefjord Museum

Europe's only museum solely dedicated to the history of whaling still has a fully-functioning whaling ship.
Vienna, Austria

Wien Museum Hermesvilla

A gift from Emperor Franz Joseph I to his wife.
Aarhus, Denmark

Den Uendelige Bro (The Infinite Bridge)

Denmark’s never-ending bridge.
Vienna, Austria

Otto Wagner Villa I (Ernst Fuchs Museum)

This grand manse has been transformed into a museum devoted to one of the founders of Fantastic Realism.
Vienna, Austria

Esperanto Museum

Museum devoted to the artificial language of Esperanto.
Vienna, Austria

Kunstkammer Wien

The Habsburgs' royal collections of art and wonders.
Vienna, Austria

Wolf and Cow Playing Backgammon Mural

A silly medieval mural preserved on the side of a Viennese house.
Vienna, Austria

Globe Museum

Handsomely crafted representations of our round planet.
Vienna, Austria

Vollpension

Visiting this café is like visiting the Austrian grandma you wish you had.
Oslo, Norway

Neseblod Records

This record shop and unofficial black metal museum is an ode to Oslo's heaviest musical export.
London, England

Earl's Court Police Box

The Metropolitan Police refurbished the blue box (perhaps not coincidentally) the same year "Doctor Who" returned to TV screens.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Black Cats of Carreras Cigarette Factory

Black cat statues guard this temple-like Egyptian revival factory.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Vienna, Austria

Wotruba Church

This cubist Vienna church building looks like some sort of alien stonehenge.
Naples, Italy

Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

The Neapolitan Cult of the Dead still cares for the skulls at this mini-Fontanelle.
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
Naples, Italy

Fontanelle Cemetery Caves

Skulls from the plague of 1656 and World War II bombings are united by a cult dedicated to caring for the ancient dead.
Riga, Latvia

Big Christopher

The statue of a legendary giant who carried Christ and shouldered the world's sins.
Riga, Latvia

Stone Head of Salaspils

This enigmatic artifact remained buried in a churchyard for years.
Riga, Latvia

First-Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker

A stone marker and sculpture in the city of Riga stake a claim for the very first community Christmas tree.
Riga, Latvia

P. Stradins Museum for History of Medicine

Medical museum that houses most notably the taxidermied remains of Vladimir Demikhov's famous two-headed dog experiment.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.