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Sigtuna, Sweden

The Sigtuna Phone Box Library

A Swedish phone box converted into an informal village library.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Stora Gatan

Sweden's oldest street has not changed for nearly a millennium.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Rådhus (City Hall)

A tiny town hall—in Sweden's one-time capital—might be the smallest in Europe.
Kungsbacka, Sweden

Bergsala's Super Mario

A statue of the heroic plumber stands outside a company that bluffed its way into being Nintendo's Scandinavian distributor.
Helsingør, Denmark

Gamle Færgestræde

Just off the city’s central station hides a quaint lamp-lit alley into medieval Elsinore.
Sweden

Gotland

Largest island in the Baltic Sea experiences such idyllic weather that roses bloom in the middle of December.
Visby, Sweden

Sankt Göransporten Arrow Slit

A catapult rock from Gotland’s 13th-century civil war is still lodged in Scandinavia's best-preserved medieval city wall.
Visby, Sweden

Trojaborg

Legend has it that this large rock maze in Sweden was created as punishment by the daughter of a wealthy captain.
Visby, Sweden

Galgberget Gallows

This trio of stone spires claims to be the only preserved medieval execution site in Europe.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Malmö, Sweden

Disgusting Food Museum

This collection of 80 polarizing foods aims to challenge your subjective notions of repulsion.
Lund, Sweden

Skyddsmantelmadonnan

A modern, secular take on a traditional Virgin Mary motif.
Grimeton, Sweden

Grimeton VLF Transmitter

A Very Low Frequency transmitter you can tune in on your PC.
Åkraberg, Sweden

Borrås Skåra

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

Stenberget (Stone Mountain)

According to legend, this structure was inspired by the Tower of Babel and built in a 19th-century industrialist's yard so he could walk his dogs without leaving home.
Lund, Sweden

Intighet (Nothingness)

The indecision over what to place in this square was immortalized with a plaque.
Lund, Sweden

Lund Observatory Clock

This antique clock once gave the most accurate time in the area.
Malmö, Sweden

Talking Trash Cans of Malmö

These waste baskets play a few risque messages to discourage littering.
Varberg, Sweden

Bexell's Talking Stones

Hundreds of mossy stones engraved with bits of philosophy, literature and random musings.
Raus, Sweden

The Devil Head of Raus Church

Legend has it that this church faced a troll problem, leading to the affixing of a stone face of Satan above the entrance to deter further encounters.
Gantofta, Sweden

Gantofta sliprännor

Hidden in an enchanting ravine, numerous mysterious sandstone grooves hint at ancient pagan rituals.
Malmö, Sweden

King Gustav Vasa Knife Incident Plaque

This bronze marker acknowledges an embarrassing royal blunder.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kosmik Rum

Visitors are treated to a stained glass kaleidoscope interior inside this work of art.
Copenhagen, Denmark

ZinkGlobal

This contemplative sculpture made out of old machine parts is meant to be the first in a series of sculptures around the world.