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Chaîne des Puys et faille de Limagne (T) Caspar Dechmann

I visited the Chaîne des Puys during a trip along the enchanting Dordogne. We drove up the highest peak of the chain, the Puy de Dôme. From there you have a fabulous view over the whole chain that is quite impressive. There are dozens of vulcanos of different shapes: domes, maars and cones like the wonderful Puy Pariou. They are not very tall volcanic formations but I have never seen so many in such a small area.

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The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T) Caspar Dechmann

I often wonder how there can be so many tentative sites in the middle of Europe without a review on this website despite the fact that they are easy to reach or even near another WHS. Therefore I grasped the occasion when I was in Prague for a few days and made the excursion to see the Curch of the most sacred heart of our Lord by Slovenian architect Jože Plecnik. I had even read that the Czechs had considered to nominate this church for the tentative list by itself. I didn't expect too much from the photographs I had seen before but my visit left me with a similar impression. The church has a certain individuality but it didn't strike me neither by its beauty nor by its originality. The plain cubelike interior has a rather prosaic feel to it as many churches from the 20 century with a similar special concept.

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Strasbourg Caspar Dechmann

Strasbourg by Caspar Dechmann

I visited Strasbourg a couple of weeks ago during my holidays in the Alsace. As always when I visit a UNESCO site I tried to figure out the exact parts forming the inscription.In Strasbourg that is quite easy: it is the Grande Île surrounded by the two arms of the river Ill . It is supposed to form the old city dating from the 15th to the 18th century. On the map this seems a very elegant and convincing solution. But while the area around the magnificent cathedral and along the southern shore of the island refers well to this description you have two walk just a few blocks north to find a mix from very different periods including buildings on the 19th and 20th century. Among them many modern buildings with no historical connection or asthetic value.

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Luis Barragán House and Studio Caspar Dechmann

I visited this house during my one day in Mexico City flying home from Yucatán. The required reservation over the website did not work, therefore I just went there and was lucky to get a spot in a tour if though in Spanish.

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Campeche Caspar Dechmann

The walls of Campeche are nice but not complete and Not all original. I cannot imagine that there were not several similar or even more impressive even in the new world. For European standards they are modest. I either don't know enough to say if the colourful houses of the old city are unique and if there OUV is justified. However, to wander through the streets is a delight. Many houses are nicely renovated and the streets are full of shops, bars, restaurants and galleries. When you enter you see that the rooms are often beautifully and simply renovated. High ceilings with parallel how you can still find it in the buildings of Barragán and other modern architects. In some places the rooms extend in long sequences far into the building, sometimes combined with courtyards and fountains.

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Name: Caspar Dechmann

Country: Switzerland

Visited WHS: 161

Most Impressive: Venice

Proposal New WHS: Gdansk, New York Central Park

Recently Visited WHS

Update 06.08.17


  1. Major Town Houses
  2. Vienna
  3. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  4. Calakmul
  5. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  6. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  7. Monte San Giorgio
  8. Muskauer Park
  9. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  10. Regensburg
  11. Etruscan Necropolises
  12. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  13. Le Havre
  14. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  15. Genoa
  16. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  17. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  18. Bordeaux
  19. San Miguel de Allende
  20. Rhaetian Railway
  21. Hiraizumi
  22. Fortifications of Vauban
  23. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  24. Stoclet House
  25. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  26. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  27. Valletta
  28. Longobards in Italy
  29. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  30. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  31. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  32. Camino Real
  33. Yagul and Mitla
  34. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  35. Serra de Tramuntana
  36. Margravial Opera House
  37. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  38. Fujisan
  39. Burgundy
  40. Champagne
  41. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  42. Fontainebleau
  43. Arles
  44. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  45. Speyer Cathedral
  46. Würzburg Residence
  47. Florence
  48. Medici Villas and Gardens
  49. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  50. Avignon
  51. Nancy
  52. Old City of Berne
  53. Abbey of St Gall
  54. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  55. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  56. Lübeck
  57. Vatican City
  58. Cologne Cathedral
  59. Aachen Cathedral
  60. Statue of Liberty
  61. Altamira Cave
  62. Asturian Monuments
  63. Cordoba
  64. Granada
  65. Burgos Cathedral
  66. Pont du Gard
  67. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  68. Istanbul
  69. Seville
  70. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  71. Venice and its Lagoon
  72. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  73. Budapest
  74. Acropolis
  75. Sian Ka'an
  76. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  77. Teotihuacan
  78. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  79. Puebla
  80. Westminster
  81. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  82. Tower of London
  83. Rhodes
  84. Strasbourg
  85. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  86. Olympia
  87. Potsdam
  88. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  89. Quedlinburg
  90. St. Petersburg
  91. Maulbronn Monastery
  92. San Gimignano
  93. Morelia
  94. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  95. Reims
  96. Prague
  97. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  98. Bamberg
  99. Horyu-ji Area
  100. Himeji-jo
  101. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  102. Ancient Kyoto
  103. Popocatepetl monasteries
  104. Vicenza
  105. Siena
  106. Naples
  107. Bauhaus Sites
  108. Ferrara
  109. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  110. Oporto
  111. Pannonhalma
  112. Canal du Midi
  113. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  114. Genbaku Dome
  115. Itsukushima Shrine
  116. Salzburg
  117. Schönbrunn
  118. Ravenna
  119. Uxmal
  120. Querétaro
  121. Verona
  122. Las Medulas
  123. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  124. Trogir
  125. Kinderdijk
  126. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  127. Botanical Garden, Padua
  128. Pompei
  129. Versailles
  130. Costiera Amalfitana
  131. Vézelay
  132. Classical Weimar
  133. Malbork Castle
  134. Vézère Valley
  135. Flemish Béguinages
  136. Grand Place, Brussels
  137. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  138. Ancient Nara
  139. Lyon
  140. Provins
  141. Bellinzone
  142. Campeche
  143. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  144. Wartburg Castle
  145. Rome
  146. Nikko
  147. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  148. Graz
  149. Saint-Emilion
  150. Loire Valley
  151. Laurisilva of Madeira
  152. Xochicalco
  153. Mycenae and Tiryns
  154. Belfries
  155. Dubrovnik
  156. Split
  157. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  158. Reichenau
  159. Corfu
  160. Assisi
  161. Brugge
  1. Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties (T)
  2. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  3. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  4. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  5. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  6. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa (T)
  7. Chaîne des Puys et faille de Limagne (T)
  8. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  9. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  10. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  11. Darmstadt Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe (T)
  12. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  13. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  14. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  15. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (T)
  16. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  17. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  18. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  19. Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land (extension) (T)
  20. Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower, Drinking Water and Decorative Fountains in Augsburg (T)
  21. Île de Djerba (T)
  22. Jômon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidô, Northern Tôhoku, and other regions (T)
  23. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  24. La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa Vine and Wine Cultural Landscape (T)
  25. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  26. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  27. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  28. Le rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées (T)
  29. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  30. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  31. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  32. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  33. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  34. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  35. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  36. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  37. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  38. Orvieto (T)
  39. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  40. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  41. Romanesque Cultural Enclave in the North of Castile-Leon and the South of Cantabria (T)
  42. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  43. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  44. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  45. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  46. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  47. The city of Bergamo (T)
  48. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  49. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain) (T)
  50. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  51. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  52. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)
  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  3. Divided Cities along the German Border
  4. Ephesus
  5. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  6. Minoan palaces of Crete
  7. Neuschwanstein Castle
  8. Panama Canal
  9. Scrovegni's Chapel
  10. Sistema Vial Andino/Qhapaq Ñan
  11. Speicherstadt and Chilehaus with Kontorhaus District
  12. Suez Canal
  13. Transiberian Railway
  14. Ur
  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Imperial Tombs
  3. Ephesus
  4. Villa d'Este
  5. Vienna
  6. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  7. Alto Douro
  8. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
  9. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  10. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  11. Etruscan Necropolises
  12. Djenné
  13. West Norwegian Fjords
  14. Crac des Chevaliers
  15. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  16. South China Karst
  17. Bordeaux
  18. Caral-Supe
  19. Mount Wutai
  20. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  21. Jantar Mantar
  22. Redwood
  23. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  24. Persian Garden
  25. Moenjodaro
  26. University of Coimbra
  27. Çatalhöyük
  28. Silk Roads
  29. Grand Canal
  30. Qhapaq Ñan
  31. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  32. Old City of Jerusalem
  33. Aksum
  34. Great Barrier Reef
  35. Serengeti
  36. Fontainebleau
  37. Amiens Cathedral
  38. Arles
  39. Speyer Cathedral
  40. Würzburg Residence
  41. Florence
  42. Tasmanian Wilderness
  43. Leptis Magna
  44. Shibam
  45. Cahokia Mounds
  46. Damascus
  47. Avignon
  48. Red Fort
  49. Ajanta Caves
  50. Chola Temples
  51. Agra Fort
  52. Taj Mahal
  53. Fatehpur Sikri
  54. Belem
  55. Old City of Berne
  56. Mesa Verde
  57. Machu Picchu
  58. Yellowstone
  59. Vatican City
  60. Aachen Cathedral
  61. Altamira Cave
  62. Granada
  63. El Escurial
  64. Petra
  65. Chavin
  66. Pont du Gard
  67. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  68. Santiago de Compostela
  69. Iguacu
  70. Istanbul
  71. Göreme NP
  72. Trier
  73. Giant's Causeway
  74. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  75. Stonehenge
  76. Salamanca
  77. Seville
  78. Sana'a
  79. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  80. Venice and its Lagoon
  81. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  82. Castel del Monte
  83. Acropolis
  84. Palenque
  85. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  86. Teotihuacan
  87. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  88. Puebla
  89. Blenheim Palace
  90. Westminster
  91. City of Bath
  92. New Lanark
  93. Bahla Fort
  94. Great Wall
  95. Imperial Palace
  96. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  97. Monticello
  98. Mount Athos
  99. Meteora
  100. Chichen-Itza
  101. Tower of London
  102. Epidaurus
  103. Rhodes
  104. Tsingy de Bemaraha
  105. Strasbourg
  106. Victoria Falls
  107. Neolithic Orkney
  108. Olympia
  109. Sanchi
  110. Potsdam
  111. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  112. St. Petersburg
  113. Itchan Kala
  114. Kremlin and Red Square
  115. Maulbronn Monastery
  116. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  117. Reims
  118. Bukhara
  119. Samarkand
  120. Prague
  121. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  122. Bamberg
  123. Tikal National Park
  124. Wulingyuan
  125. Horyu-ji Area
  126. Himeji-jo
  127. Angkor
  128. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  129. Ha Long Bay
  130. Ancient Kyoto
  131. Kronborg Castle
  132. Nasca Lines
  133. Potala Palace
  134. Rapa Nui
  135. Siena
  136. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  137. Edinburgh
  138. Crespi d'Adda
  139. Grand Canyon
  140. Lake Baikal
  141. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  142. Canal du Midi
  143. Ravenna
  144. Maritime Greenwich
  145. Verona
  146. Mont-Saint-Michel
  147. Las Medulas
  148. Chartres Cathedral
  149. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  150. Pompei
  151. Versailles
  152. Costiera Amalfitana
  153. Malbork Castle
  154. Troy
  155. Vézère Valley
  156. Flemish Béguinages
  157. Pyramids (Memphis)
  158. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  159. Ancient Thebes
  160. Ancient Nara
  161. Nubian Monuments
  162. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  163. Wartburg Castle
  164. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  165. Rome
  166. Dazu Rock Carvings
  167. Nikko
  168. Loire Valley
  169. Mycenae and Tiryns
  170. Dubrovnik
  171. Saint Catherine Area
  172. Split
  173. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  174. Plitvice Lakes
  175. Atapuerca
  176. Assisi
  177. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  178. Meroe
  179. Great Himalayan National Park