Mirjam S. Profile
I just love traveling and try to travel as often as I can, no matter if to distant countries or places just around the corner. I got the travel bug in 2006 and discovered the WHS list about five years later.
While I won't do a trip just to see a certain WHS, I will stop there for sure if there are any sites in the area I'm visiting. One reason I like it so much is because that way I have seen some fascinating places I would otherwise have missed because they are not that famous or that prominent in the guidebooks.
Visited Sites Mirjam S.Toggle Missing/Visited
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- ●● Natural
- ●● Mixed
Recent Reviews Mirjam S.
Speyer Cathedral Mirjam S.
In 2008 I went to Speyer by train and explored this wonderful city all day. It is a really worthwhile destination for a trip, not only because of the cathedral. Speyer's history goes back to more than two thousand years. A thousand years ago, it was the centre of the Salian kingdom and therefore also of the German medieval empire. The day in Speyer was wonderful because the town is just beautiful and has a very special atmosphere. It is so historical and pretty, yet, it did not feel "touristy", but had a very original and down-to-earth feeling to it. We enjoyed strolling around and taking in the atmosphere, but we also visited two museums (the Technical Museum and the Historical Museum of Palatine), the old Jewish Quarter and of course the mighty cathedral. The cathedral itself is beautiful and impressive but it did not touch or strike me as much as others did.
Sydney Opera House Mirjam S.
Well, what else is there to say about this WHS? It is so famous, so well-known. One of the most recognizable buildings in the world for sure, and definitely one of my favourites.
Greater Blue Mountains Mirjam S.
The Blue Mountains are the perfect location for a day trip from Sydney, especially if you love nature and forest, walking and hiking. I did such a day trip twice (in 2007 and in 2010) and both visits were great. A big plus is that the National Park can be reached and explored so easily by public transport, so you do not need a car at all.
Fraser Island Mirjam S.
Fraser Island is one of the top attractions of Australia - and rightly so. It is a very special place indeed, and it is hard to describe what makes it so special, but it must have something to do with its being an island and a little remote, with the fact that there are no towns, villages or shops (there is no civilisation besides a few resorts), and also the lack of real roads (there are only some dirt roads/tracks in the sand, and the beach serves as the main road!) ...and of course with the rainforest, the beaches, and the sunshine!!!
Great Sandy World Heritage Area (T) Mirjam S.
In 2007 I did a trip to Fraser Island that is already a WHS, but a little earlier I visited some places in this area that are not yet part of the WHS and will be an addition if the "Great Sandy World Heritage Area" will be created. When I stayed in beautiful Rainbow Beach for a weekend, I did some bush walks in Coolala National Park. It is a beautiful park with lots of rainforest and of course lots of sand. The most impressive place was Carlo Sandblow, a HUGE sand dune with a wonderful and spectacular view of the ocean. It was one of the first places I saw in Australia and I was overwhelmed, I couldn't believe how beautiful it really was. The same goes for Wide Bay, a very long beach that lives up to its name, and with some great, colourful cliffs to explore. They gave the town of Rainbow Beach its name and fascinating Aboriginal stories are woven around them.
Name: Mirjam S.
Visited WHS: 71
Most Impressive: Uluru, Tasmanian Wilderness, Edinburgh, Durham Cathedral
Proposal New WHS: The Burren (Ireland), Western Stone Forts (Ireland)
Recently Visited WHS
- Major Town Houses
- Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
- Dorset and East Devon Coast
- Kew Gardens
- Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
- Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
- Stoclet House
- Australian Convict Sites
- Wadden Sea
- Amsterdam Canal Ring
- Ningaloo Coast
- Serra de Tramuntana
- Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
- Forth Bridge
- Great Barrier Reef
- Sydney Opera House
- Speyer Cathedral
- Tasmanian Wilderness
- Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
- Cologne Cathedral
- Aachen Cathedral
- Fortified City of Carcassonne
- Gondwana Rainforests
- Giant's Causeway
- Durham Castle and Cathedral
- Studley Royal Park
- Lake District
- City of Bath
- Frontiers of the Roman Empire
- Luang Prabang
- Vat Phou
- Wet Tropics of Queensland
- Tower of London
- Neolithic Orkney
- Shark Bay
- Paris, Banks of the Seine
- Rammelsberg and Goslar
- Fraser Island
- Kronborg Castle
- City of Luxembourg
- Defence Line of Amsterdam
- Canal du Midi
- Classical Weimar
- Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
- Flemish Béguinages
- Grand Place, Brussels
- Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
- Greater Blue Mountains
- Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Rietveld Schröderhuis
- Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
- Amalienborg and its district (T)
- Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
- Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
- Great Sandy World Heritage Area (T)
- Great Spas of Europe (T)
- Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
- Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
- Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège (T)
- Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
- Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
- Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
- Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
- Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
- ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
- Sites Megalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang (T)
- Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
- That Luang de Vientiane (T)
- The Burren (T)
- The Historic City of Dublin (T)
- The Naumburg Cathedral and the landscape of the rivers Saale and Unstrut an important dominion in the High Middle Ages (T)
- VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
- Western Stone Forts (T)