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UNESCO is an international organisation of the United Nations for education, science and culture, which has set itself the task of awarding and protecting outstanding testimonies to human 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 of global significance in their uniqueness, authenticity and integrity. They currently include 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 to social and technological developments, and in their entirety bear witness to the diversity of the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Germany currently has 46 World Heritage sites, including seven cross-border or transnational sites.

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

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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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Southern Harz – Stolberg, Harzgerode & Walkenried Abbey (Germany)

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During our tour through the southern Harz we were able to discover some beautiful sights: one of the most beautiful villages in Germany, an impressive stave church, old mining tunnels, historic half-timbered towns, the largest double cross in the world and a medieval monastery. The town of Stolberg (Harz) is surrounded by 7,000 hectares of forest and impresses with its many half-timbered houses in Renaissance style, which date back to the 15th to 18th centuries. As a result, the village …

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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 7 Wonders of Nature – The Beauty of Our World

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

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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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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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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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