UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

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The Aachen Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Germany, and the burial site of Charlemagne, is a Unesco World Heritage site.

There are 42 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany. Germany is fifth in the number of UNESCO World Heritage sites behind Italy, China, Spain, and France.

Below is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany, and includes links to posts about those we have visited.

Cultural (39)

  • Aachen Cathedral (1978)
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch (1991)
  • Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau (1996,2017)
  • Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (2013)
  • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (2008)
  • Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey (2014)
  • Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl (1984)
  • Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura (2017)
  • Classical Weimar (1998)
  • Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg (1994)
  • Cologne Cathedral (1996)
  • Fagus Factory in Alfeld (2011)
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire (1987,2005,2008)
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz (2000)
  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck (1987)
  • Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar (2002)
  • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg (1996)
  • Margravial Opera House Bayreuth (2012)
  • Maulbronn Monastery Complex (1993)
  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System (1992,2010)
  • Monastic Island of Reichenau (2000)
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin (1999)
  • Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski (2004)
  • Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof (2006)
  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (1990,1992, 1999)
  • Pilgrimage Church of Wies (1983)
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (2011)
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (1986)
  • Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus (2015)
  • Speyer Cathedral (1981)
  • St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim (1985)
  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)
  • Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen (2004)
  • Town of Bamberg (1993)
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley (2002)
  • Völklingen Ironworks (1994)
  • Wartburg Castle (1999)
  • Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square (1981)
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (2001)

Natural (3)

  • Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (2007,2011,2017)
  • Messel Pit Fossil Site (1995)
  • Wadden Sea (2009,2014)

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