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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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Hamburg – Warehouse district Speicherstadt & Elbphilharmonie (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

After our stay yesterday on board the AIDAperla for the 1st AIDA Barcamp we woke up today in bright sunshine and enjoyed the very tasty hotel breakfast buffet at the 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity. Our train back to Frankfurt was not supposed to leave until 2.30 pm, so we had a few hours for a little sightseeing in Hamburg. So nothing like going on 🙂

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Ephesus – The Ruins of the Ancient City & the Library of Celsus (Turkey)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Turkey

Today was the last stop of our 7-day celestyal cruise through the Aegean Sea. On this last day you had the opportunity to choose between 2 destinations: on the one hand, you can explore the Greek island of Samos, where the ship arrives in the early morning. Or you can stay on board to continue to Kusadasi in Turkey after a short stop on Samos. On the way back in the evening, the guests who stayed on Samos are picked …

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Delos Island – The ruins of the ancient city of Delos (Greece)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Greece

The island of Mykonos, home to just under 10,000 inhabitants, is one of the most famous Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and is a popular destination for many tourists. That the island should be the first stop of our cruise, we were incredibly pleased, because here is among others the beautiful city Mykonos Town and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient city of Delos.

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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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The Felsenmeer (Rocky Sea) & the Monastery Lorsch (Germany)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

On our day tour through the Odenwald today, we first hiked the fairytale trail in the Obrunn Gorge in the morning and noon, looked at Fürstenau Castle, the Einhardsbasilica and the old town of Michelstadt and then walked a little through the alleys of the old town of Erbach. In the early afternoon we continued towards Lautertal to the rocky sea.

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Vienna – Tourist Attractions, Things to do & Photo spots (Austria)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Austria

In the centre of Vienna, i.e. the Inner City or the 1st district, are many of the top sights of the 1.8 million large Austrian capital. The historic centre of Vienna has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, as it is a special 3 key periods of European political and cultural development (medieval, baroque and founding period).

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