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Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Gothenburg, Sweden

Ragnhildsholmen Castle Ruin

This viking ruin in the middle of nowhere is a gem for wildlife enthusiasts.
Torslanda, Sweden

Tumlehed Rock Paintings

Sweden's southernmost prehistoric rock art is hidden just outside Gothenburg.
Åkraberg, Sweden

Borrås Skåra

Walking through this narrow gorge will make you feel like you've fallen into a fairytale landscape.
Stockholm, Sweden

The First Grave of René Descartes

Inside this church, a monument honors the first burial site of the famed philosopher.
Stockholm, Sweden

Victoriahuset (Victoria House)

A rare surviving Victorian greenhouse designed specifically to house giant water lilies.
Stockholm, Sweden

'The Flute Player'

This small statue hints at the incorrect origins of the lush landscape park surrounding it.
Stockholm, Sweden

Joseph Kraus's Grave

The composer known as the "Swedish Mozart" arranged to be buried in an unusual spot.
Fjärdingen, Sweden

Burial Site of Carl Linnaeus

The final resting place of the father of modern biological taxonomy.
Uppsala, Sweden

Universitetshuset Runestone Circle

A large collection of ancient runestones decorates this university courtyard.
Fjärdingen, Sweden

Uppland Runic Inscription 489

A rare rune stone dedicated to a woman.
Uppsala, Sweden

Urdar's Well and Yggdrasil

Legend says this fabled well held part of a mythical Norse tree.
Uppsala, Sweden

Runestone in Gamla Uppsala Church

This mysterious runestone embedded in a church wall is linked to the medieval cult of Saint Erik.
Uppsala, Sweden

Tomb of Anders Celsius

A small church in Uppsala hides the grave of a renowned 18th-century astronomer.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kronblom on a Walk

Wooden cutouts of the fictional family from the popular Swedish comic strip take a stroll along the side of the road.
Stockholm, Sweden

Skepptuna Church

A 12th-century church with a medieval fresco and an intriguing “Greek runestone.”
Stockholm, Sweden

Järnblocket (Iron Boulder)

A prehistoric geological oddity tucked behind Stockholm's natural history museum.
Uppsala, Sweden

Saint Erik's Spring

Legend has it this spring formed at the spot where a medieval Swedish king was killed.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
Berlin, Germany

Liquidrom

This futuristic German spa allows visitors to float in a pool of salt water while zoning out to underwater techno.
Halbe, Germany

Tropical Islands Resort

It's always summer at the beach inside this former airship hangar.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Frankfurt, Germany

Bockenheimer Warte Subway Station Entrance

The entrance to this Frankfurt subway station looks like an old tram car crashed into the concrete sidewalk.
Darmstadt, Germany

Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein

This baroque palace displays an impressive collection of taxidermy, art, and rare objects from the days of courtly hunting.