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UNESCO is an international organization of the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture, which has made it its mission to award and protect outstanding testimonies of human history and natural history with the World Heritage Title. The 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 world-important in their uniqueness, authenticity and integrity. These are currently 869 cultural monuments, 213 natural sites and 39 mixed natural and cultural sites. They are all architectural and artistic masterpieces, diverse cultural landscapes and parks, unique natural areas or testimonies of social and technological developments and testify in their entirety to the diversity of the world’s natural and cultural heritage. There are currently 46 World Heritage Sites in Germany, including seven cross-border or transnational sites.

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Venice – The most famous sights in just one day (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

After our MSC cruise through the Adriatic Sea we went back to the Venice airport by transfer bus from Trieste. Since we still had about 7 hours until our departure flight in the evening, we decided to take the espress bus from the airport to Venice to see the main sights of the lagoon city. What we have seen in the 4 hours on site, we show you in this article. Things to know about Venice Venice is one of …

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Dubrovnik – Top sights & photo spots in one day (Croatia)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Croatia

A very special highlight of our 7-day cruise with MSC Cruises through the Adriatic Sea was the last stop: the visit to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik. The location of the medieval city directly on the sea, surrounded by massive fortress walls, towers and bastions, is an incredibly impressive and beautiful photo motif. Rightly, the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most popular and most visited destinations of cruises in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. Things to …

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Corfu – Discover the island in one day (Greece)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Greece

We were thrilled to have a stop on the Greek island of Corfu as part of our MSC cruise through the Adriatic. We have been able to explore several Greek islands so far, such as Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Kefalonia and Crete and were totally thrilled by the flair and the places on the islands every time. On Corfu we took a rental car for a day, drove around the island and were able to see some very beautiful places on …

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Alberobello – A day trip from Bari to the Trulli houses (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

After arriving at the port of Bari early in the morning on our MSC cruise ship, we used the first part of the day to explore the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away, on our own. What is special about Alberobello? Alberobello has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, because here there is a vast enclosed district built entirely with trulli – small, mostly white and round houses with conical roofs that look like large pointed hats. …

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Sóller & Port de Sóller – One of the most beautiful places in Mallorca

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

The small town of Sóller is surrounded by the majestic and impressive mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. Small streets, old stone houses, a majestic church, cozy cafes, small shops, a historic tram and the associated coastal town of Port de Sóller: Sóller is definitely worth a day trip. The Serra de Tramuntana – A UNESCO World Heritage Site Sóller is located in the Serra de Tramuntana area, which …

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Ottawa – Sights & photospots in the capital of Canada

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

After driving the 670-kilometer route from Tadoussac over the Omega Parc to Ottawa the day before, today we visited the Canadian capital. Ottawa is located in the southeast of the province of Ontario, right on the border with the province of Québec. The location on the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal together with Parliament Hill forms a beautiful and very worth seeing city backdrop. Things to know about Ottawa Ottawa has been the capital of Canada since 1857. At the …

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Québec City – Activities, Sights & Photo Spots

Categories: Travel reports, North America, Canada

Today we were going to explore Québec City – the capital of the province of the same name Québec. In the lovely city on the St. Lawrence River we were able to discover beautiful spots during our walk: including the star-shaped citadel, the stone buildings and narrow streets around the Place Royale, the cobblestone streets of the Petit Champlain district and the majestic Hotel Château Frontenac. Our campsite “Coop Camping Saint-Esprit” For the stay in Quebec City we booked for …

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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 Volcano Teide & Parque Nacional del Teide in Tenerife

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

The Volcano Teide with the associated national park is next to the Loro Park in Puerto de La Cruz certainly the highlight for a visit to Tenerife. The national park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is visited by up to 5 million visitors annually, making it one of the most visited national parks in the world. From the top of the volcano at an altitude of 3,715 meters, you have magnificent views over the island of Tenerife and …

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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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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. Things to know about Bacharach Bacharach is a small, cosy town with about 2,000 inhabitants which lies in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on the …

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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. Things to know about Cologne The …

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