Awarded to places rated highest by Google’s users, the castles and palaces have been crowned with the Pins to signify their popularity and essential touristic value.
Where once many would have sought to defend such landmarks as valuable historic relics, it is Russia’s own actions that have seen this resistance significantly diluted, says TFN’s Alex Webber.
Four Turkish Air Force F-16s landed at the northern Polish Malbork air base on Tuesday to join NATO's Air Policing mission in the region.
From afar, it looks truly monumental – the kind of place in which you’d expect to find a dragon in the moat and a trapped damsel up a tower. Built using 200,000 bricks and 11,000 tons of sandstone, such was the largesse that it was only beaten for size when the Palace of Versailles was completed.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.
“The worst bit was falling head first at 240 km/h, but then the chute opens and you can just enjoy the view,” he said.