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UNESCO Weltkulturerbe

UNESCO’s World Heritage List was first opened in 1978 and today comprises 1,121 sites in more than 167 countries (as of May 2020), which are of global significance in their uniqueness, authenticity and integrity. Among them are currently 869 cultural monuments, 213 natural sites and 39 mixed natural and cultural sites. The basis for the designation and registration as UNESCO World Heritage Site is the site’s outstanding universal value. That is, a cultural and/or natural significance that is so exceptional that it transcends national boundaries and is of importance to both present and future generations of all mankind. Cultural sites represent a masterpiece of human creativity in the field of architecture, technology, large-scale sculpture, town planning or landscape design. In addition, the sites are a unique testimony to a cultural tradition or an existing or perished culture.

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World Heritage City of Quedlinburg – The most beautiful sights (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

Quedlinburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, has all sorts of attractions to offer visitors: a historic old town, picturesque half-timbered houses from six centuries and the famous cathedral treasure. On a stroll through the city we were able to discover the most beautiful sights. Since 1994, large parts of the old town of Quedlinburg and the Royal Court complex are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the “Church St. Servatius, the Castle and the Old …

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Augsburg – The sights of the UNESCO city (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

After an eventful alpaca hike with Sajama Lama in Jettingen-Scheppach in the morning, we went on to Augsburg at noon to see the sights of the UNESCO World Heritage City. Augsburg is a city in the southwest of Bavaria and has about 300,000 inhabitants. This makes it the third largest city in Bavaria after Munich and Nuremberg. The city is characterized by Roman roots and the trading dynasties of the Fuggers and Welser. Some magnificent Renaissance buildings in the city …

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The New 7 Wonders of the World – Impressive Buildings of Humanity

Categories: Travel reports, General

In the mid-2000s, the NewOpenWorld Foundation set itself the goal of defining the so-called “New 7 Wonders of the World”. The election took place in several phases and reached more than 100 million votes cast online, by sms and by telephone. In July 2007, the new 7 wonders of the world were announced in Lisbon as part of an elaborately staged television show. Of these 7 wonders of the world, we have already seen 6. All we are missing is …

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The monasteries of Meteora – a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Greece)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Greece

M E T E O R A – When we first heard the word, it immediately triggered something magical and mystical. The monasteries of Meteora have long been on our list of destinations that we really wanted to see. We were all the more pleased that this year, as part of our trip to Greece, it was successful to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site 🙂

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Le Morne Brabant – Hike to the top by your own (Mauritius)

Categories: Travel reports, Africa, Mauritius

It is one of the most striking mountains in Mauritius and offers a dreamlike backdrop on the Le Morne peninsula: the 556-metre-high Le Morne Brabant mountain. We no longer know who of us both came up with the idea of going to this mountain. But we know one thing: even if it was super exhausting – it was definitely worth it. Every single step.

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