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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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Stuttgart – Top 15 sights, photo spots & activities

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

For three days we took our time to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of Stuttgart. The city on the Neckar enchants with its special location in a valley basin on the northeastern edge of the Black Forest, the oldest television tower in the world, several castles, the longest pedestrian zone in Germany and, of course, the invention of the automobile. Things to know about Stuttgart Stuttgart is the capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and has …

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Kinderdijk – The 19 windmills of Kinderdijk in Holland (UNESCO)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Netherlands

In the Netherlands, there are 10 UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Sites, such as the canals of Amsterdam, the Schokland, the Wadden Sea in the North Sea or the Wouda Pumping Station. We wanted to visit another World Heritage Site today: the historic windmills of Kinderdijk. Things to know about the windmills of Kinderdijk About 15 km southeast of Rotterdam are the 19 historic windmills of Kinderdijk, which are among the most famous sights in the Netherlands. They were built in the …

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The old town of La Laguna & the Rural de Anaga Park

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

The most beautiful city in Tenerife is from our point of view San Cristobal de La Laguna, which is also called La Laguna for short. In the old city, which was founded back in 1496 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are many churches, city villas and historic buildings to discover. The visit can be ideally combined with a hike in the Rural de Anaga Park, a cloud forest of laurel trees in the up to 1,024-meter-high …

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Stralsund – Attractions in the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

From the Baltic Sea island of Usedom we made a day trip to the Hanseatic city of Stralsund about 70 kilometres away. We were very excited about this, because Stralsund is called the “gateway to the island of Rügen” and also the “Venice of the North” due to its location on the Strelasund, a strait of the Baltic Sea between the mainland and the island of Rügen. Things to know about Stralsund The Hanseatic city of Stralsund was founded in …

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Cologne – Cathedral, Old Town & the Chocolate Museum (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

Cologne was the end of our 7-day river cruise on the Main and Rhine with A-ROSA. In the morning at 9 o’clock we were taken by transfer bus from the ship to the main station. From here we made our way directly to our hotel, because we wanted to stay one more night in the city to see all the important sights such as the Cologne Cathedral or the Old Town within 36 hours. The city on the Rhine is …

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Bamberg – The sights in the World Heritage Old Town (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

The World Heritage city of Bamberg was the second stop of our week-long river cruise with A-ROSA Silva, which took us from Nuremberg to Bamberg, on to Volkach and Miltenberg through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley to Lahnstein, Koblenz and Cologne. We were already looking forward to this stop, because we wanted to see the famous Bamberg town hall live for a long time. In total, we had a day to explore the city’s most famous sights and photo spots …

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Goslar (Harz) – Travel Guide & Things to do (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

At the end of our short holiday in the Harz, we made a detour to the nearby district town of Goslar, which lies on the northwestern foothills of the Harz in the state of Lower Saxony. Goslar was first mentioned as a mining town in 979 and now has about 50,000 inhabitants. The 1000-year history of the city meets you on a stroll through the city, because tradition, history and modernity meet here: you will find historic buildings, imposing half-timbered …

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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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