Located on a remote beach in southwest Sweden lies Ladonia.
Ladonia is marked by two sculptures, created between 1980 and 1982 by artist Lars Vilks. Known as Nimis and Arx, the sculptures are made of driftwood, stone and concrete.
Over time, Vilks has had to get clever to avoid governmental interference with the sculptures and Ladonia. Such maneuvers have included declaring Ladonia an independent nation in the first place, selling the Nimis sculpture to another artist to prevent the government from destroying it, having war declared on the nation and maintaining a supposed population of 15,000 nomads.
To get to Ladonia, travel to Skåne County in Southern Sweden and ask how to get to Nimis. Reportedly, Lars Vilks may even be there, checking on the sculptures.