Monastic Island of Reichenau Old of with Coal Mine Industrial Primeval Beech Forests of the UNESCO World ­Heritage (2000) Three Romanesque ­Stadtamhof (2006) Regensburg, Complex in Essen (2001) In its day, Carpathians and the Ancient Beech churches from the 9th to the 11th the town of emperors and kings, shaft XII at the Zollverein Coal Mine Forests of (2007/2011/ in Germany century attest to the significance of offers impressive perspectives of Industrial Complex in Essen was the 2017) They are really the original the former Benedictine abbey on the around 2,000 years of history. world’s largest and most modern inhabitants of : without (1978) Aachen Monastic Island of Reichenau in The centre has over 1,500 listed coal- facility and a leading human intervention, beech trees Cathedral was the very first site to Baden-Württemberg . Founded in buildings; of these, 984 form the example of the development of would still cover large areas of be granted UNESCO World Heritage 724, it quickly developed into one of “ with Stadtamhof” heavy industry in Europe. Today, continental Europe. Today, unspoilt status in Germany, and with good the most important monasteries in ensemble. with its -influenced design, lowland beech forests are found reason: built in around 790 to 800, . The monastic the mine is a triumph of modern nowhere else in the world but in the cathedral is of world importance tradition can still be seen today in industrial and a centre Germany. The Ancient Beech Forests in terms of the history of art and for art and culture. of Germany UNESCO World Natural the unique religious festivals and AND architecture, and is one of the great processions that take place on the Heritage site therefore offers a examples of architecture. ­PALACES fascinating, romantic and incredibly island. Bauhaus and its Sites in , The final resting place of Charle- diverse picture of the original and Bernau (1996/2017) As magne, it was also where German European landscapes. This a university of design, the Bauhaus emperors were crowned for 600 transboundary extension now School revolutionised 20th century years. stretches over 12 countries. art and architecture around the world. Today the original buildings in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau, along in (2011) Built with a range of and from 1911 to designs by Adolf Meyer exhibitions, provide an insight into a and , the subsequent Carolingian and Civitas Würzburg Residence with the Court movement that still seems star architect of the Bauhaus school, Corvey (2014) The former Gardens and Residence Square innovative today. Benedictine monastery of Corvey, in (1981) Würzburg Residenz Palace is the Fagus Factory is widely regarded Höxter Westphalia is an historical generally considered the purest and as the first truly modernist structure. Cathedral (1981) The impe- Typical of the Neues Bauen style, the (2009/2014) art treasure of inestimable value. most remarkable of all Mines of rial cathedral in Speyer, officially The former imperial Abbey with its palaces in Germany. Built between glass and steel facade and the huge, The diversity of the Wadden Sea known as the Cathedral of St. Mary nearly 1,200 year history is regarded 1720 and 1744 and enhanced by the wrap-around corner windows free landscape on the coast and St. Stephen, is the town‘s most as one of the most important magnificent gardens between 1765 of supports lend the building an ele- makes it a unique habitat for prominent landmark. Laid out in the monastic foundations in medieval and 1780, it exemplifies a glittering gant feeling of lightness. countless species of plants and form of a cross, it is one of Ger- Germany. era and is one of the most wildlife. This UNESCO World Natural many‘s largest and most important Heritage site covers an area of spectacular royal palaces in Europe. Classical Weimar (1998) For Romanesque buildings, and was around 11,000 square kilometres and centuries, Weimar in Thuringia was intended to be no less than the larg- includes the three Wadden Sea at the centre of intellectual life in est church in the National Parks of Schleswig- ­Germany: the city experienced its when building work began in 1030. , Lower , heyday in the early 19th century and plus the Wadden Sea when it was home to no fewer conservation area in the than three of Europe’s leading The Water Management System of . intellectuals – Goethe, Schiller and (2019) The Water Man- Cathedral (2018) The Herder. The Classical Weimar agement System of Augsburg docu- Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul Castles of Augustusburg and ensemble is testimony to the ments the 800-year-development of Upper Water Management System Historic­ ­Town of ranks among the most important ­Falkenlust at Brühl (1984) In Brühl, enlightened, courtly but also civic the urban water supply: from the cultural monuments of the Euro- a small town in the , culture of the period around 1800. pean High . It is espe- architecture, , painting and separation of drinking water from of Wies (1983) cially renowned for its west ­garden design have been brought water for domestic use in the Middle www.worldheritagegermany.com The Pilgrimage Church of the featuring the twelve of together to create a first-class work Ages to the use of hydropower as Scourged Saviour at the of the the cathedral’s founders. The of art. A fine example of a German fuel and the continued use of old is considered a perfect example founder statue of Uta, created by rococo ensemble, Augustusburg traditions by applying new technolo- Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (2013) of Bavarian rococo architecture. the , is an icon and Palace and Falkenlust hunting lodge, gies nowadays. Covering 240 hectares in the north About us Around one million visitors come known as “the most beautiful along with their baroque gardens,­ Hessen city of Kassel, baroque The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Association Germany is the representa- here every year from all over the woman of the Middle Ages”. have been inscribed in the UNESCO ­Wilhelmshöhe Park is designed in world – to look, marvel, pray, attend the style of an English landscape tive body of the combined German World Heritage Sites and theiraffiliated ­ World Heritage list. Museumsinsel ( Island) services, enjoy the summer concerts garden and is Europe’s largest tourist organizations. The association was founded 2001 in aim- (1999) The unique and, of course, for quiet contempla- hillside park. Together with collection of galleries and museums ing to increase awareness of Germany’s World Heritage sites and to improve tion. Wilhelmshöhe Palace, it forms a on Berlin , with its low-impact and specialised tourism to heritage sites on a sustainable scale. OLD unique whole that combines culture, five temple-like buildings, houses nature and landscape architecture in This involves an opportunity to extend the appeal and accessibility of World treasures from 6,000 years of Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining perfect harmony. human history. Located in Berlin’s Heritage sites as well as to guarantee the conservation of the World Heritage ­Cultural Landscape (2019) The historical centre, the complex is the on a sustainable basis through income generated by tourism. cross- mining region is the centrepiece of the city’s museum only landscape in the world that Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and network and is Europe’s largest presents the complex epochs of CULTURAL AND CON­ Berlin (1990/1992/1999) The cultural investment project. mining from the 12th to the 20th TEMPORARY HISTORY beautiful city of Potsdam is part of Contact: an extraordinarily rich and attrac­tive century and their global influences. Above and below ground mines, ore Hanseatic City of Lübeck (1987) landscape: expansive parks, majestic UNESCO-Welterbestätten processing, landscapes and Lübeck, the undisputed Queen of tree-lined avenues and some 150 Deutschland e. V. mountain towns contribute to the , was founded buildings from the 18th to the 20th Kornmarkt 6 strengthen the understanding of in 1143 as “the first western town on century all combine to make an D-06484 Quedlinburg history and its relevance. the Baltic coast” and provided a outstanding cultural treasure, Tel: +49 (0)3946-811253 extended to include architectural Fax: +49 (0)3946-811256 St Mary’s Cathedral and St ’s shining example for all the Hanse- monuments in neighbouring Berlin. Church at (1985) atic towns and cities along the Town Hall and on the [email protected] As outstanding examples of early- ­Baltic. The medieval old town is one LANDSCAPES AND Marketplace of (2004) www.worldheritagegermany.com of the foremost examples of both GARDENS It is one of the most beautiful town churches symbolise the heyday of and reflects halls in Germany: the magnificent religious art in the Holy Roman Lübeck’s illustrious past as an early facade is a textbook example of the Empire, exemplify the creative skill centre of international trade. Weser architecture of Bernward and are blessed typical of . Along Photos (Location) This page: © Bernd with the Roland statue, the city’s Schröder (Aachen), DZT/Ernst Wrba (Speyer, with a wealth of famous historical Roman Monuments, Cathedral of very own “statue of liberty”, it still Würzburg), H.-J. ­Aubert (Old Town of Goslar, art treasures. St Peter and Church of Our Lady in , Brühl, Garden Kingdom of (1999) Large, stands as a reminder of the pride (1986) Founded as Augusta Dessau-Wörlitz, , Pit Site, imposing and steeped in history: that the locals have for their city, Roman Monuments Trier, Pilgrimage Church Treverorum in 16 BC, Trier is high above the town of Eisenach sits their freedom and their sovereignty. of Wies), Stadt Hildesheim (Hildesheim), Wartburg Castle. One of the best- Fossil Site (1995) ­Germany’s oldest town and a true Hanns Joosten (), DZT/Elke Wetzig monument to history. Historical (), Keller (Reichenau), Jochen Keute preserved medieval German for- With more than 40,000 finds to (Höxter), Die Lübecker Museen (Lübeck), buildings of international standing, Town of (1993) tresses and almost 1,000 years old, it date, the Messel Pit is one of the and Kontorhaus Pressestelle Bamberg (Bamberg), Quedlinburg remarkable churches and Tourismus Marketing GmbH (Quedlinburg), A centre of imperial and episcopal is possibly Germany’s most famous world’s most productive fossil sites, District with (2015) This magnificent Roman remains all Pressestelle (Stralsund), Alexander power for almost a thousand years, castle, and certainly one of its most documenting dramatic changes to is where the roots of the modern Rudolph (), Hans Bauer (Regensburg), make a visit to this romantic city on and often referred to as the of important. the biosphere during past geological­ European city of Hamburg lie: the Leo Seidel (Potsdam), Ulrich Kneise (Wartburg Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch the Moselle an unforgettable Castle), Stadt Goslar (Mines of Rammelsberg, Franconia, Bamberg stands on seven periods. It reveals the wonders of historical Speicherstadt and (1991) The King’s Hall at the for­mer experience. Water Management System), evolution around 48 million years with the famous Völklinger Hütte (Völklingen), J. Schumacher/ in Hessen is a late hills surrounded by beautiful ago. Chilehaus are synonymous with Ruhrgebiet Tourismus (Zollverein Coal Mine Carolingian construction, probably countryside. Dominated by its Berlin Modernism Housing Estates Industrial Complex), UNESCO-Welterbe INDUSTRIAL Hamburg’s rise as a global trading built in the middle of the 9th imperial cathedral, the town is a (2008) Appearing between 1913 Fagus-Werk / Andreas Bormann (Alfeld), power. Having survived the years Dominik Ketz (Upper Middle Valley), century under . unique and superbly maintained SITES and 1934, Berlin’s six Modernist without damage or alteration, it is a Astrid Roscher (), Nationalpark Together with the other buildings masterpiece of urban design, uniting­ housing estates, with their promise Hainich/Thomas Stefan (Primeval Beech For- vibrant cultural quarter today. and archaeological remains of the medieval and . of “light, air and sunshine” for ests), Adam Schnabler (Wadden Sea), Muse- umslandschaft Hessen Kassel (Kassel), Tourist medieval abbey complex, the residents, provided a welcome Information Trier (), Dietmar building was designated a UNESCO antidote to the gloomy tenement Scherf (), Fremdenverkehrsverein - buildings of Wilhelmine Germany. stadt MansfelderLand eV. (Eisleben), World Heritage site as the last Frontiers of the Their clean lines made them hugely H.R. Uthoff (), Weimar GmbH/ remaining section of the Carolingian (1987/2005/2008) The longest Guido Werner (Bauhaus Weimar), Eberle & abbey still visible from above Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz influential in 20th century Eisfeld im Auftrag der Handwerkskammer As the first English-style and one of the most impressive Berlin (Bauhaus Bernau), Maik Schuck (Clas- ground. (2000) architecture and town planning. landscape garden in mainland archaeological monuments in sical Weimar), Wolfgang Scholvien (Berlin Museum Island), Bremer Tourismus Zentrale/ Europe, the 18th century Garden Europe, the Upper Germanic-­ Rhaetian Limes marks former Krause (Bremen), Tina Merkau (Berlin Modern- Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Kingdom of Dessau Wörlitz unites The Architectural Work of Le ism Housing Estates), Regierungspraesidium Roman boundaries from the Rhine /Landesamt für Denkmalpflege/W. Town of Quedlinburg (1994) garden design and architecture in Corbusier, an Outstanding to the over a distance of Hohl (Prehistoric Pile Dwellings), Frahm Quedlinburg, which enjoys an idyllic perfect harmony. Here you’ll find Contribution to the Modern (), Hamburg Tourismus GmbH/ 550 km. Around 2,000 years ago its location on the Romanesque Route, manor houses, more than 100 build- Movement (2016) For their Thomas Hampel (Hamburg), Weissenhof forts, , walls and Museum/Brigida González (Stuttgart), S.M. was an important royal and imperial ings of varying sizes and a range of groundbreaking concept and protected the mighty Heidenreich/Landesamt für Denkmalpflege town in the Middle Ages. With its sweeping parks and gardens, all architecture two of the houses in im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (Caves and Roman Empire from the Barbarians. historical layout and over 1,300 spread over an area of 140 square kil- the Weissenhof housing estate, built Ice Age Art in the ), Ostseefjord Complex Together with ’s Wall and Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around /Zoellner ( and the ), timber-framed houses from a period ometres on and around the banks of 1927, were elevated to the status of a (1993) Over a period of around in the UK, the Limes the Alps (2011) Nine pile dwellings Thomas Hosemann (The Water Management the rivers and Mulde. UNESCO World heritage site, System of Augsburg ), Jens Kugler (Erzgebirge/ 400 years, the monks built a spanning six centuries, Quedlinburg are located on the shores of Lake forms the transnational site of the together with Corbusier’s works in Kruąnohoří Mining Cultural­ Landscape ) remarkable monastery at is a fine example of a beautifully Constance in Baden-Württemberg. Frontiers of the Roman Empire. six other countries. Map page: © DZT/Loki Lech (Aachen), Hans Maulbronn, which became a preserved medieval town. Nine more are listed in Upper P. Szyszka, (Alfeld), Florian Trykowski distinguish­ing feature of the Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic ­ , south of Augsburg and at (Bamberg), Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH (Bayreuth), Bernd Weingart (Berlin surrounding landscape. Today, this ­Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Lake Starnberg. Together with 93 Museumsinsel), Ben Buschfeld (Berlin Sied- former Cistercian abbey is not only Water Management System further sites in , Italy, , lungen der Moderne), Eberle & Eisfeld im (1992/2010) Reminders of Ger- and Slovenia, they Auftrag der Handwerkskammer (Bernau), the most complete and best- Bremen Tourismus BTZ (Bremen), DZT/Stadt preserved monastic complex north many’s earliest industrial heritage: represent an archaeological legacy Brühl/klickphoto.de (Brühl), Königsstuhl (Alte of the Alps, it is also a particularly documenting around 1,000 years that dates back almost 7,000 years. Buchenwälder), DZT/Jochen Keute (Dessau, Höxter, Maulbronn), DZT/H.R. Uthoff (Dessau- fine example of medieval of mining history, the Mines of Upper Valley (2002) Bingen and Rüdesheim form the Wörlitz), Wartburg Stiftung (Eisenach), Frem- architecture. ­Rammelsberg on the outskirts of the denverkehrsverein Eisleben (Eisle- beautiful old town of Goslar were southern gateway to the Upper Mid- Caves and Ice Age Art in the ben), Stiftung Zollverein/Matthias Duschner once the largest interconnected dle Rhine Valley, which runs for Swabian Jura (2017) The oldest (Essen), Hirschler (Goslar), Hamburg Touris- around 65 kilometres to Koblenz. figurative mobile art objects and mus GmbH/Andreas Vallbracht (Hamburg), repositories of , and Stadt Hildesheim (Hildesheim), H. Schlaiß ore in the world. Energy for the With the beauty of nature, breath- musical instruments are dated to (Höhlen und Eiszeitkunst der Schwäbischen Alb), Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (Kas- mine was supplied by the Upper taking panoramic views and an about 40,000 years before present. incredible wealth of castles and pal- sel), Stadt Köln (Köln), Römerwelt (Limes), Harz water management system, They have been discovered in caves Stadt Lorsch (Lorsch), S.E. Arndt (Lübeck), aces overlooking sun-drenched vine- that are situated in the river valleys the world’s foremost pre-industrial Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Margravial House Bayreuth Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut/Natur- yard slopes, the valley remains one of Ach and Lone in the Swabian Jura. museum -Main (Messel), Stiftung Historic Centres of Stralsund and water management system for the Wittenberg (1996) Even today, (2012) The Margravial Fürst-Pückler-Park (Muskau), of Europe’s biggest tourist attrac- As an ensemble, the caves, their (1996) There Wismar (2002) The grandeur and mining industry. some 500 years after the Reforma­ is regarded as a triumph of 18th cen- Willi Knopf (Upper Middle Rhine Valley), Rut- tions. surrounding landscape and the kowski (Naumburg), DZT/Tourismusverband have been churches on the site of riches of the Hanseatic League in tion and the beginning of the tury baroque theatre design. Visitors archaeological objects represent one Pfaffenwinkel (Pfaffenwinkel), Pfahlbaumu- Cologne Cathedral since the 4th the 14th century could hardly be modern era, the atmosphere of find the splendour of its interior sim- seum (Prehistoric Pile Dwellings), Potsdam of the most significant heritage sites century. However, it was not until more vividly illustrated than in the those times can still be felt in ply awe-inspiring. The most beautiful Tourismus GmbH (Potsdam), Jürgen Meusel of human cultural and evolutionary (Quedlinburg), Stadt Regensburg (Regens- 1248 that this city on the Rhine historic centres of Stralsund and Eisleben and Lutherstadt Witten­ baroque theatre remaining in Europe, history worldwide. burg), Achim Mende (Reichenau), Tourist became home to one of the Wismar. Both towns boast virtually berg. This is where you’ll find unique it was built by Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena Information Speyer (Speyer), DZT/Hansestadt foremost in the Christian unchanged medieval layouts and Luther memorial sites such as the and his son Carlo, the most famous Stralsund (Stralsund), Stuttgart-Marketing extensively preserved architectural GmbH (Stuttgart), Dieter Jacobs (Trier), Welt- world – a masterpiece of Gothic house where the Church reformer theatre architects of their day. kulturerbe Völklinger Hütte/Wolfgang Klauke architecture. When it was heritage from the was born, the house where he died, (Völklingen), A. Schnabler (Wadden Sea), completed in 1880, it was the tallest period. Völklingen Ironworks (1994) the monastery where he lived and Maik Schuck (Weimar), Presse Wismar/Hanjo Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski Volster (Wismar), H.-J. Aubert (Wittenberg, building in the world. They are the world’s only surviving the church to which he nailed his 95 Würzburg); Ostseefjord Schlei/Aldo (Hedeby smelting works from the Golden (2004) Prince Hermann­ von theses. and the Danevirke); Age of the iron and steel industry in Pückler-Muskau – bohemian, travel Cover photos: Stefan Sobotta / VISUM, Justus the 19th and 20th century. In 1994 writer and landscape gardener of Teicke / Harzwasserwerke GmbH, Stefan Schiefer these gigantic ironworks covering an great renown – designed Muskauer Hedeby and the Danevirke (2018) Design Beate Stangl, www.tigerworx.de area of 600,000 sqm became the Park, one of the most beautiful Hedeby was a major trading centre landscaped gardens in the world, in during the and is Editor UNESCO-Welterbestätten first industrial monument to be Deutschland e. V. inscribed in the UNESCO World the early 19th century. Covering surrounded by the Danevirke, an Heritage list. Today, they are a around 830 hectares, it is made up extensive defensive system of ­cultural attraction, themed of a number of smaller parks on earthworks and ditches. The remains discovery park and science centre either side of the German-Polish are located at the historic isthmus rolled into one. border, each with its own character. between the narrow inlet of the Schlei and the lowlands of the North worldheritagegermany.com worldheritagegermany.com Sea in the north of Schleswig- Holstein. UNESCO World Heritage in Germany worldheritagegermany.com

Where history comes to life D E N M A R K

UNESCO World Heritage sites are outstanding testimonies to the history of mankind and nature: silent yet eloquent witnesses to magnificent cultural achievements and natural phenomena. Only the most exceptional examples are inscribed on Jasmund the UNESCO World Heritage list and enjoy the special Schleswig international protection associated with that status. Sites range from individual architectural monuments to entire towns, and from industrial heritage to extraordinary Hedeby and natural landscapes. Stralsund the Danevirke Travelling to UNESCO World Heritage sites is a remarkable journey back into history – a unique experience!

Lübeck Stralsund and Wismar Historic Centres Hanseatic City of Lübeck Swinemünde Wismar Wadden Sea Cuxhaven

Ancient Beech Forests Wilhelmshaven Bremerhaven in Germany Szczecin (Müritz) Serrahn Hamburg Speicherstadt and Lüneburg Oldenburg Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus Elbe Grumsin Bremen P O L A N D Town Hall and Roland N E T H E R L A on the Marketplace N D S Ems Bernau Weser Potsdam Bauhaus Sites Oder Palaces and Parks of Hannover Potsdam and Berlin Frankfurt (Oder) Osnabrück Hildesheim St Mary’s Cathedral and Berlin St Michael’s Church Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and Modernism Housing Estates Arnhem Alfeld Münster Dessau Lutherstadt Wittenberg Spree Fagus Factory Bauhaus Sites Luther Memorials

Goslar Garden Kingdom Mines of Rammelsberg, Höxter Old Town of Goslar Quedlinburg Dessau-Wörlitz Essen Carolingian and Upper Harz Water Collegiate Church, The Zollverein Coal Westwork and Management System Castle and Old Town Mine Industrial Civitas Corvey Bad Muskau Complex Lutherstadt Eisleben Muskau Park / Park Mużakowski Hainich Luther Memorials Düsseldorf Kellerwald Wilhelmshöhe Elbe Park Cologne Naumburg Dresden Cathedral Kassel Rhein Erfurt Cathedral of (Rhine) Köln St. Peter and Aachen St. Paul The Cathedral Brühl Eisenach Weimar The Castles Wartburg Castle of Augustusburg Bauhaus Sites and Erzgebirge Classical Weimar and Falkenlust Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Koblenz Mining Cultural­ Landscape ­ I U M LG B E Upper Middle Karlsbad Prague Rhine Valley Frankfurt am Main Roman Monuments, Würzburg Cathedral of St Peter and Messel Residence with the Court Church of Our Lady Gardens and Residence Square Mosel Pit Fossil Site Bayreuth Trier Bamberg H I A Rhein Margravial Z E C L U X E M C B O U R G (Rhine) Old Town Opera House Pilsen Main Luxembourg Lorsch Abbey and Altenmünster Nürnberg

Speyer Frontiers of The Cathedral Neckar the Roman Empire Regensburg Völklingen Limes Old Town with Stadtamhof Ironworks

Maulbronn Budweis Monastery Ingolstadt Complex Lonetal Stuttgart (Lone Valley) Donau (Danube) Rhein Achtal Caves and Ice Age Art (Rhine) The Architectural Work (Ach Valley) of E Ulm A N C F R Swabian Jura Augsburg The Water Management CHURCHES AND Prehistoric Pile Dwellings München MONASTERIES Colmar System around the Alps Federsee + Oberschwaben OLD TOWNS Freiburg Loosbachtal Rosenheim Bodensee Starnberger See Salzburg CASTLES AND PALACES Bodensee (Lake Pilgrimage Church Constance) INDUSTRIAL SITES Reichenau of Wies Monastic Island LANDSCAPES AND Pfaffenwinkel GARDENS S W AU S I T Z E Zurich T R I A CULTURAL AND R L CONTEMPORARY HISTORY A N D Innsbruck