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Brunswick, Germany

'Katzenbalgen' ('Cat Brawl')

A purr-fectly spirited bronze celebration of local street felines through history.
Hanover, Germany

'The Grotto' by Niki de Saint Phalle

Blending modern art with Baroque architecture, this wondrous mosaic grotto serves as the late artist's final creation.
Lainate, Italy

Area di Servizio Villoresi Est

This Volcano-like rest area was designed by architect Giulio Ceppi built according to energy efficiency and ecological footprint standards.
Prague, Czechia

Winton Children Farewell Memorial

Dedicated to the man who saved hundreds of children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.
Prague, Czechia

Location of Saint John of Nepomuk's Martyrdom

A plaque marks the spot where the saint was shoved off the Charles Bridge and into the river.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Meridian

The slender brass strip in Prague's Old Town Square was used to tell time from 1652 to 1918.
Prague, Czechia

Bradáč

The medieval "Bearded Man" relief still serves as a clever flood warning marker.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year-old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves.
Paris, France

Rue Crémieux

This charming cobbled backstreet is the most Instagramable street in Paris, much to the residents' annoyance.
Leuven, Belgium

Fons Sapientiae

This whimsical statue dumps water on its head to symbolize knowledge flowing into his brain. Or maybe booze.
Leuven, Belgium

Paep Thoon

Banished from town, this local jester concocted a clever return.
Leuven, Belgium

'Renée'

This statue of a studious young woman stands at the site of Leuven's first college to accept female students.
Leuven, Belgium

Totem

Giant bug impaled on a 75-feet high needle.
Brussels, Belgium

'Cement Truck'

Intricate metal sculpture that's half gothic cathedral, half construction equipment.
Oostende, Belgium

Bow of HMS Vindictive

A piece of the front end of a British cruiser that was used as a block ship in World War I.
Ostend, Belgium

James Ensor House

The former home of a trailblazing surrealist is still filled with haunting dolls and grim paintings.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates

An expansive complex of subterranean tunnels is all that remains of one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortresses.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Melusina Statue

This magenta statue commemorates the legendary marriage between a mermaid and the city's founder.