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1. Some 9,871 feet above sea level, at the top of the 'Zugspitze', stands this 14-foot high gilder iron cross erected in 1851. Frequently damaged by lightning strikes and once shot by an American soldier, the cross has been repaired numerous times. To see this particular site, though, you will need to climb to which country's highest point?
2. Opened in 1913 and now the permanent home of the International Court of Justice, The Peace Palace is not only an important official building but also a popular tourist attraction in which European country?
3. Originally named 'Viapori', this UNESCO World Heritage Site spread over six islands is now a picturesque picnic site, equally popular with both locals and tourists. It was originally built, though, as a sea fortress to protect which European capital city?
4. Built by Emperor Galerius in 298 A.D., the ancient Roman complex of palaces and temples called Felix Romuliana is located near the city of Zajecar, just south of the River Danube. In which country can you visit this amazing archaeological site?
5. Some of the henges at 'Gobekli Tepe' are constructed around 12,000 B.C., which makes them almost ten millennia older than England's famous Stonehenge. These circles of what were originally massive T-shaped stone pillars were erected during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic 'A' period. Uncovered some 2,500 feet above sea level on a mountain ridge just to the northeast of the city of Şanlıurfa, in which country are these amazing finds located?
6. The picturesque Trakai Island Castle sits on an island in Lake Galve. The stone buildings date back to the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Once of great strategic importance, the castle is now a major tourist attraction. In which country can you find it?
7. Some more Roman ruins for you to visit, this time in Spain. The Puente Romano, a Roman bridge crossing the Guadiana River, the Acueducto de los Milagros (pictured) and the remains of the Forum, including the Temple of Diana, are all part of the Archaeological Ensemble in which city in western Spain?
8. The pictured building looks like an old schoolhouse or, perhaps, a museum. Built in 1881, it is, though, the home of a national parliament. In the unicameral system, voters from six constituencies each elect nine members each, with the remaining seats allocated to parties based on their share of the vote, to produce a 63-member chamber. This is the government of which island nation?
9. The picture shows a night-time view of the 'Groenerei' ("Grand Canal") in one of my favourite cities in the world. A Belgium provincial capital, this city's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Which lovely city is this?
10. Built in 1897, between 1920 and 1985 the 'Riesenrad' was the world's largest extant ferris wheel. It stands near to the entrance to 'Wurstelprater', an amusement park located in the suburb of Leopoldstadt, in which European capital city?
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