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Cervara di Roma, Italy

Cervara di Roma

The second-highest village in Lazio has attracted artists for 400 years and is now a spectacular open-air art gallery.
Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello

Southern Italy's spinning top village.
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg Horseman

Art historians have debated the identity of this medieval stone rider since the 19th century.
Königswinter, Germany

Burg Drachenfels

A ruined castle stands atop a hill surrounded by dragon lore.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
Donaueschingen, Germany

Donauquelle

The great Danube river starts here.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Queen Mary's Bath House

The building where Queen Mary of Scotland was said to have bathed in white wine.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
Haigerloch, Germany

Alraunes Privatmuseum

Stuffed people arranged in unsettling scenes give a voyeuristic glimpse of life within a historic old hotel.
Antwerp, Belgium

Nello and Patrasche

This statue dedicated to the story of a Flemish boy and his dog was relatively obscure in Belgium, but a cult sensation in Japan.
Darmstadt, Germany

Waldspirale

A German apartment building hosting as many trees as human occupants.
Kotor, Montenegro

Cats Museum

A curious little museum dedicated to the furry feline in the cat haven that is Old Town Kotor.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Altered Traffic Signs

An artist's whimsical transformation of everyday objects.
Molesey, England

Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

In 2013, historians discovered a hidden room devoted to the art of making royals' hot chocolate.
Nördlingen, Germany

Nordlingen

A meteorite-bounded town in Bavaria.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria sopra Minerva Flood Markers

Plaques on its facade commemorate the Tiber's most destructive deluges.
Ohrdruf, Germany

The Living Fence

Made from trees and then abandoned, this fence is still growing along a path in Germany.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Nuremberg, Germany

Historischer Kunstbunker

Now a museum dedicated to its former purpose, Nazis once stored stolen art in this former beer cellar.
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
Basel, Switzerland

Museum Tinguely

An interactive exhibition space dedicated to the kinetic sculptures of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

WaldMenschen Sculpture Trail

A series of haunting wooden totems are hidden in the woods surrounding a German environmental center.
John o' Groats, Scotland

John o' Groats Marker

The sign marks one of the endpoints to mainland Britain's longest overland travel route.