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Schnals, Italy

Campanile di Curon

Bell tower juts out from a village buried under a lake.
Italy

Carezza Rainbow Lake

According to the local folklore, the myriad colors of this lake are the result of a a lovelorn wizard's blunder.
Bolzano, Italy

Otzi the Iceman

Europe’s oldest natural human mummy.
Borgo Valsugana, Italy

Arte Sella

An open air museum in an Alpine mountain valley features works designed to blend in with—and disintegrate back into—their natural surroundings.
Lusiana, Italy

Sojo Art and Nature Park

Artist Diego Morlin's war between the natural and human worlds is a wanderer's delight.
Crespano del Grappa, Italy

Sacrario Militare del Monte Grappa

This military mausoleum captures the solemn grandeur that most memorials only aspire to.
Nervesa della Battaglia, Italy

Ai Pioppi Playground

Hidden in an Italian forest is a completely homemade amusement park that has taken a lifetime to create.
Venice, Italy

The Flooded Crypt of San Zaccaria

As can be expected from a centuries old church built in a canal city, the undercroft of this house of worship is beautifully flooded.
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
Silea, Italy

Cemetery of the Burci

A haunting collection of sunken wooden barges litters this Italian river bend.
Innichen, Italy

Bagni Wildbad

Crumbling ruins of the thermal baths that once attracted royals and aristocrats from throughout Europe.
Perca, Italy

Earth Pyramids of Platten

These delicate sand pyramids look like naturally occurring gothic spires.
Blaubeuren, Germany

The Blautopf

In this brilliant blue spring in Germany, legend has it that a sad mermaid learned to finally laugh.
Ponta do Pargo, Portugal

Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

Portugal’s highest lighthouse has one of the most impressive focal planes in the world.
Monte, Portugal

Toboggan Ride from Monte to Funchal

Men in rubber-soled boots serve as your "brakes" on this toboggan ride Hemingway described as "exhilarating."
Offaly, Ireland

Leviathan of Parsonstown

Behemoth, cannon-like telescope operated by generations of Irish earls.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Mouse Tower

Legendary site where an evil bishop was devoured by rodents.
Bingen, Germany

Stockschleifern

The many—66 to be exact—faces of the German forest.
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Felsenkirche (Crag Church)

A tiny chapel clings to a precipice above Germany’s gemstone capital.
Wiesbaden, Germany

Nerobergbahn

A rare water-powered funicular, it uses a huge tank of water and gravity to do its work.
Connemara, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey

A stunning Victorian abbey and walled garden on a lakefront.