The Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for The Wadden Sea: The Wadden Sea comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a large temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise …

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Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage Site, Germany

From the Cologne Cathedral World Heritage inscription: Cologne Cathedral, constructed over more than six centuries, has an exceptional intrinsic value and contains artistic masterpieces. It is a powerful testimony to the strength and persistence of Christian belief in medieval and modern Europe. Christians met for worship in a private house in Roman Cologne near the …

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Wartburg Castle

Wartburg Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site, Germany

From the Wartburg Castle World heritage inscription: The Castle of Wartburg is an outstanding monument of the feudal period in central Europe. It is rich in cultural associations, most notably its role as the place of exile of Martin Luther, who composed his German translation of the New Testament there. It is also a powerful …

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Classical Weimar

Classical Weimar UNESCO World Heritage Site, Germany

From the Classical Weimar World Heritage inscription: The high artistic quality of the public and private buildings and parks in and around the town testify to the remarkable cultural flowering of the Weimar classical period. Enlightened ducal patronage attracted many of the leading writers and thinkers in Germany, such as Goethe, Schiller, and Herder, to …

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Dresden Elbe Valley

UNESCO World Heritage Site #163: Dresden Elbe Valley

From the Dresden Elbe Valley World Heritage inscription: The 18th- and 19th-century cultural landscape of Dresden Elbe Valley extends some 18 km along the river from Übigau Palace and Ostragehege fields in the north-west to the Pillnitz Palace and the Elbe River Island in the south-east. It features low meadows, and is crowned by the …

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