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The UNESCO World Heritage List was first opened in 1978 and today includes 1,121 sites in more than 167 countries (as of May 2020), which are world-renowned in their uniqueness, authenticity and integrity. These are currently 869 cultural monuments, 213 natural sites and 39 mixed natural and cultural sites. The exceptional universal value of the site is fundamental to the award and registration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In other words, a cultural and/or natural meaning that is so extraordinary that it permeates national borders and is important for both present and future generations of all humanity. The natural sites have outstanding natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance, are exceptional examples of the main stages of earth history or important habitats of biodiversity on earth.

These are our travel reports from UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

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Madeira – The 15 most beautiful sights & photo spots (Portugal)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Portugal

Madeira has been on our bucket list for a long time and we didn’t think we would visit this island in 2020. Due to the Corona pandemic, travel is only possible to a limited extent this year and we were unfortunately unable to travel to our actual desired destinations due to restrictions and border closures. There are currently (as of November 2020) only a few countries that are classified as “non-risk areas” by the Robert Koch Institute. After researching something …

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Bacharach – Our travel guide & the best photo spots (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

On our river cruise with A-ROSA on the Rhine and Main we saw the beautiful town of Bacharach from the river in the UNESCO World Heritage “Oberes Mittelrheintal”, which we really wanted to take a closer look at. That’s why we used a nice sunny day in November to go on a discovery tour here. Bacharach is a small, cosy town with about 2,000 inhabitants which lies in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on the left bank of the Rhine …

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River cruise through the World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

From our last stop in the medieval town of Miltenberg we continued along the Main on our river cruise. We passed the big cities of Frankfurt, Mainz and Wiesbaden and drove from the Main to the Rhine. Here was a beautiful panoramic ride through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley where we could observe beautiful villages, imposing castles and the impressive autumn colouring. Our journey took us from Miltenberg overnight past Aschaffenburg until we reached Frankfurt at 8 o’clock in the …

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The 7 Wonders of Nature – The Beauty of Our World

Categories: Travel reports, General

Similar to the man-made “world wonders”, various natural phenomena such as the Grand Canyon in the United States or the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia are sometimes referred to as such, many of which are also unesco World Heritage Sites. The New7Wonders Project conducted a worldwide survey from 2007-2011, in which more than 600 million participants from all over the world voted for the most beautiful natural wonders. The following 7 wonders of nature, of which we …

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Glacier Bay National Park – A Scenic Cruise in Alaska (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

After the last days on our journey through the Inside Passage the cities of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Haines, the last 2 days of our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises were a “Scenic Cruise”. This means that the ship no longer docks in a harbour, but that you can admire the highlights of Glacier Bay National Park and college fjord directly from the ship.

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Everglades Alligator Farm – An Airboat Tour in South Florida (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

If you are in South Florida, an airboat tour through the Everglades National Park is not to be missed. We both knew the airboat tours along the Tamiami Trail between Miami and Naples. And together we did such a tour a few years ago in Orlando. Since this is always very funny and there is a lot of nature to see, we really wanted to repeat it again 🙂

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Things to do & Photo spots (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Hawaii

Today we literally went to THE Hot Spot on Big Island: The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which was founded in 1916. The park has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Sitesince 1987. The 1,348 km2 area of the park includes extensive lava fields from various episodes and is home to the active volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

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