World Heritage Sites in Germany

World Heritage Sites in Germany

Germany, officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany, is the most populous country located entirely in Europe with 81.8 million inhabitants. Recognized as a scientific and technological leader in several fields, Germany also has its own World Heritage Sites that are worth watching and discovering some day for any travel enthusiasts.


Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces in Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was known to be the UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. Two castles are situated in the same area on the Rhine River. Built at the beginning of the 18th century, the palace of Augustusburg is connected with Falkenlust by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark.


The palace of Augustusburg


The palace of Falkenlust


The Hufeisensiedlung which means “Horseshoe Estate” has been a part of the UNESCO Berlin Modernism Housing Estates World Heritage Site since 2008


The Dresden Elbe Valley was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005


The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is an industrial zone in the city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. It has been inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since December 14, 2001.


The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex


The Church of St. Michael is located in Hildesheim City. It has been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1985.


The Abbey of Lorsch is one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire in the suburb of Lorsch City, southern Hessen. Founded in 764, it had existed independently for 468 years until it was merged into the territory of archbishop Mainz in 1232.


In 1991, the abbey was announced as a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Maulbronn Abbey situated in Maulbronn City is considered to be the best preserved medieval Cistercian monastery complex in Europe.


The Muskau Park is the largest and one of the most famous English-style gardens


Museum Island is situated on an island in the Spree River in Berlin. It comprises the Lustgarten Park and the Berlin Cathedral. In 1999, the museum was listed as the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.


The art and archaeological collection of the museum became public property after 1918


The Völklinger Hütte as ironworks in Saarland was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1994


Wartburg Castle on a 410 m precipice to the southwest of Thuringia State was added in World Heritage List in 1999



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