Atlas Obscura is organizing trips! Join us on an adventure »
Today Only: 50% off Atlas Obscura books and calendars at Barnes & Noble »
  • member
    since
  • places
    I've been
  • places
    I want to go
  • places
    added
  • places
    edited
Leaderboard Highlights
hrnick's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Sweden
1st
Places added to Sweden
1st
Places edited in Germany
2nd
Places visited in Finland
2nd
Places added to Brazil
2nd
Places edited in Netherlands
3rd
Places visited in London, England
3rd
Places edited in Washington, D.C.
3rd
Places visited in Brazil
Loading map...
Entrance to the "ice bridge" over Storjön
Östersund V, Sweden

Storsjon's Highway Ice Bridge

Winter roadtrips are a little more exciting on this seasonal, slippery expansion of Sweden's national highway system.
63.1377, 14.3936
Borgvattnet Vicarage
Ragunda N, Sweden

Borgvattnet Vicarage

Said to be one of Sweden's most haunted places, this vicarage once even attracted a ghost-busting priest.
63.4298, 15.8326
Vilhelmina Ice Pole Sitting Contest.
Vilhelmina, Sweden

Wilhelmina Ice Pole Sitting Contest

Locals perched on icy thrones brave frigid temperatures during this bizarre winter tradition.
64.6261, 16.6527
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg Medical History Museum

A 200-year-old collection of medical paraphernalia in a historic house.
57.7089, 11.9666
It's difficult to imagine, but this charming house was once a police station.
Gothenburg, Sweden

Old Police Station at Slottsskogen

The charming storybook building now houses a small police museum.
57.6866, 11.9481
A 1956 Volvo P1900.
Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Museum

The place to be if you love vintage Swedish cars.
57.6961, 11.8195
The House in the Loire.
Couëron, France

House in the Loire

The sunken structure looks like the victim of a catastrophic flood.
47.2061, -1.7162
Villa cheminée with the chimneys of the power station in the background.
Bouée, France

Villa Cheminée

This tiny hotel perched atop a 50-foot tower really puts things into perspective.
47.2816, -1.8964
Suite de triangles.
Saint-Nazaire, France

Suite de Triangles

These red marks, seemingly placed at random, are in fact not.
47.2753, -2.1984
The "Rat King"
Nantes, France

Nantes' Natural History Museum

When science meets myth: The 'Rat King' of Nantes.
47.2123, -1.5646
Serpent D'Océan
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, France

Serpent D'Océan

An aluminum skeleton brings Chinese mythology to the French shore.
47.2678, -2.1707
Alien as "The Leviathan"
Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau, France

The Grotesques of the Chapel of Bethlehem

Do these monsters look familiar? The gargoyles on this church are all from pop culture.
47.1954, -1.7313
Sigtuna, Sweden

Jumbo Stay

Frequent fliers welcome in this airplane hotel.
59.6398, 17.9388
R2-D2 in the Folimanka Park in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

R2-D2 of Prague

Street artists transformed an abandoned air vent into the beloved Star Wars robot.
50.0685, 14.4319
Vajdahunyad Castle
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
47.5150, 19.0833
Béla Lugosi.
Budapest, Hungary

Béla Lugosi Bust at Vajdahunyad Castle

Late at night, the bust of the "Dracula" actor was snuck onto the facade of this Budapest castle.
47.5144, 19.0833
Timewheel
Budapest, Hungary

Timewheel

Possibly the world's largest hourglass only needs to be reset every New Year's Eve.
47.5128, 19.0805
The Hungarian Geological Institute Building
Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian Geological Institute Building

This hidden art nouveau gem was designed by an architect in search of a national style.
47.5057, 19.0975
For Sale Pub
Budapest, Hungary

For Sale Pub

This Budapest bar allows drinkers to leave their mark on the walls, floor, and even ceiling.
47.4876, 19.0582
Budapest, Hungary

Red Ruin

Budapest's only communism theme bar isn't afraid to poke fun at its history.
47.4918, 19.0561
Péter Mansfeld falls toward death.
Budapest, Hungary

Péter Mansfeld Monument

This statue of a falling man commemorates a teenage martyr of the Hungarian Revolution.
47.5029, 19.0357
The grade is about 37 degrees
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
47.4982, 19.0391
The Garden of Philosophy
Budapest, Hungary

The Garden of Philosophy

Tucked away near more famous landmarks lies a statue meant to symbolize the confluence and continuing development of human culture.
47.4893, 19.0394
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Cave Church

Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church.
47.4848, 19.0521