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Västerås, Sweden

Hotell Hackspett (Woodpecker Hotel)

Unfortunately, you can no longer spend a night in this single-person treetop hotel.
Malmö, Sweden

'The Knotted Gun'

This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.
Stockholm, Sweden

Newton's Apple

This giant subway sculpture celebrates the fruit that inspired the theory of gravity.
Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden Solar System

The world's largest model of our planetary system.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Meteorological Column

This 135-year-old weather station studied the effects of the climate on human health.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Split, Croatia

UNESCO-Protected SPAR Supermarket

When a supermarket opened up shop within a medieval building it became protected by UNESCO on a technicality.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Relic of St. Silvan

A full figure 4th century incorruptible saint lies in a glass coffin in Croatia.
Brištane, Croatia

Visovac Monastery

This picturesque medieval monastery guards a small trove of historic treasures.
Šibenik, Croatia

St. Nicholas Fortress

Large, airy hallways hide within an impenetrable fortress that beckons urban explorers.
Stockholm, Sweden

Berzelius Park

This statue and park honor the Swedish chemist Jacob Berzelius, one of the founders of modern chemistry.
Stockholm, Sweden

Margareta Krook's Statue

A heated statue pays tribute to one of Sweden's great actresses.
Stockholm, Sweden

Lego Åhléns City

A miniature model of the iconic Stockholm department store.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kastellet Stockholm

The Swedish flag over this small naval fort signals that the nation is at peace.
Stockholm, Sweden

Katarina Elevator

This gem from the industrial age helps visitors and residents alike traverse hilly Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Observatory

When this 18th-century observatory's meridian was moved, it set Sweden's time back by 0.04 seconds.
Stockholm, Sweden

Olof Palme Memorial Plaque

A golden plaque marks the site of the mysterious unsolved assassination of the former Swedish prime minister.
Stockholm, Sweden

Last Home of Descartes

A plaque marks the house in Stockholm where the French philosopher René Descartes lived up until his death.
Stockholm, Sweden

Love Locks of Västerbron

A former suicide bridge is now accumulating symbols of love instead of a body count.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
Stockholm, Sweden

Museum of Medieval Stockholm

The discovery of an old wall led to the creation of this fascinating museum about the city in the Middle Ages.
Stockholm, Sweden

Ytterby Mine

The single richest source of elemental discoveries in the world.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholms Spelmuseum

It's always game time at Stockholm's only museum devoted solely to video games.