A couple years back, we featured a travel guide put out by the team at , but the website itself is long overdue the Hundredbacklinks.com spotlight. Atlas Obscura, as noted in the post on that guide, is “an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders.” Its searchable catalog is jam-packed with 15,900 amazing, strange, surprising, and (often) incredibly niche things to do and see in destinations around the world. You can search by destination or navigate via the interactive map to turn up content relevant to where you’re going (or living), and you can expect to find unique travel inspiration just about every time you look for it.
When you narrow in on Vienna, for example, you’re served a , each with photos and context provided by a knowing traveler from the Atlas Obscura team and/or at-large community. Among those 46 items are:
- The , which houses “around 1,000 clocks” in “one of the oldest homes in Vienna”
- The , “the world’s only public museum dedicated solely to globes”
- The , “a spherical ‘micro-nation’ in the heart of Vienna”
- The , “the resting place for anonymous victims of the Danube’s dark waters”
- , “an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck,” protected beneath glass in the middle of the city
In addition to things to see/visit, Atlas Obscura’s archive includes lists of staple foods and restaurants to try in a destination (like in Vienna), interesting to check out there (mostly in the U.S. for now), and on world happenings and curiosities. You can even travel on !
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