10 of the best eccentric attractions in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Weird wonders, including a prowl around Amsterdam’s cat museum, a truly deep Transylvanian theme park and ‘Stalin’s World’ in Lithuania, have made readers embrace the quirky.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Listed: the lavish waterworks temple that defied Thatcher

Part Greek temple, part jet engine, and now officially ‘one of the most exciting buildings of the 80s’, John Outram’s pumping station put the fun back into architecture. It is just one of his many works that deserve listing

A low flight over London at night – in pictures

Jason Hawkes specialises in aerial photography and has flown across Britain capturing the country from above. His first book, London from the Air, was released 25 years ago; here he returns to the capital leaning out of a helicopter to photograph the city at night

Shiver me timbers! Astounding wooden architecture – in pictures

From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano’s evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable of construction materials. Here are a few of the finest specimens from a new book.

The city Le Corbusier built: inside Chandigarh – in pictures

In 1950, India’s prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited the architect Le Corbusier to design a modernist city that broke with the country’s colonial past. Shaun Fynn explored the world heritage site

The millionaire’s darling: Zaha Hadid’s urban artworks

The late architect was a favourite of wealthy clients in part for her bold visions of futuristic cities, including extensive subterranean development – a collection of which are being displayed at Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings at the Serpentine Sackler gallery, London, until Sunday