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Leiden, Netherlands

De Leidse Zeemijn (Leiden's Naval Mine)

The remnants of a WWI naval mine that once terrorized the country now decorates a street.
Leiden, Netherlands

Masonic Temple Loge La Vertu

One of the oldest masonic temples in the Netherlands, built in 1757.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oost-Indisch Huis

The former headquarters of history's oldest megacorporation.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Trongate Cherub

An angelic, yet demonic-looking figurine presides over one of Glasgow's most ancient streets.
London, England

The Coronation Stone

Seven English kings were crowned on this unassuming and largely ignored stone.
Lübben, Germany

Spreewald

Explore the complex ecology of this multifaceted nature preserve by riverboat.
Antwerp, Belgium

Hand of Druon Antigoon

The legendary giant's severed hand sits on Antwerp's popular shopping street.
Port Erin, Isle of Man

Isle of Man Steam Railway

A 150-year-old steam locomotive crosses the southern half of the island daily.
Port Erin, Isle of Man

Milner's Tower

A prison tower–like edifice honoring a beloved local benefactor.
London, England

'Out of Order'

A domino effect created with Britain’s iconic telephone boxes.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Lodge of Edinburgh

Scotland's first Masonic lodge may also be the oldest in the world.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Trinity Apse

This 15th-century structure had a long, tortuous journey to its current location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bust of Sir Patrick Geddes

A sculpture in a secluded garden honors one of Edinburgh's most innovative thinkers and city planners.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beasts stand sentry at this gateway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

15 London Street

Inside this home, the Icelandic national anthem was born.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Medieval Water Pipes

These wooden pipes were crucial to providing water to Medieval Edinburgh.
Oxford, England

Site of the Rewley Road Rail Station

A plaque is all that remains of a lost Oxford transport hub.
Oxford, England

Beaumont Palace Marker

A hidden plaque is the only reminder of the lost palace where two storied English kings were born.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a notorious event that eventually led to a citizen uprising.
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.
Berlin, Germany

Prinzessinnengarten

Berliners converted a bombed-out, disused lot into a community-run urban farm with its own cafe and bar.
Berlin, Germany

Old City Wall of Berlin

The last remnants of a massive medieval wall that once encompassed the city of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

'The Dance of Death'

At one of Berlin’s oldest churches, visitors can place mosaic tiles to help restore a medieval mural.