World Heritage Sites in Germany

Site nameEntered
Aachen Cathedral1978
Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square1981
Speyer Cathedral1981
Pilgrimage Church of Wies1983
Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl1984
St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim1985
Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier1986
Frontiers of the Roman Empire1987
Hanseatic City of Lübeck1987
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin1990
Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch1991
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System1992
Town of Bamberg1993
Maulbronn Monastery Complex1993
Völklingen Ironworks1994
Collegiate Church, Castle, and old Town of Quedlinburg1994
Messel Pit Fossil site1995
Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg1996
Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau1996
Cologne Cathedral1996
Classical Weimar1998
Wartburg Castle1999
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin1999
Monastic Island of Reichenau2000
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz2000
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen2001
Upper Middle Rhine Valley2002
Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar2002
Muskauer Park/Park Muzakowski2004
The Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen2004
Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof2006
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany2007
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates2008
The Wadden Sea2009
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps2011
Fagus Factory in Alfeld2011
Margravial Opera House Bayreuth2012
Water features and Hercules within the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe2013
Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey2014

Deleted sites
Dresden Elbe Valley (2009)

Tentative list of Germany
Francke Foundation Buildings
Heidelberg, town and castle
L'oeuvre architecturale et urbaine de Le Corbusier / deux maisons du Weissenhof-Siedlung & Stuttgart
Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoøí
Schwetzingen, castle and castle gardens
Speicherstadt and Chilehaus with Kontorhaus District
The Naumburg Cathedral
VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Danevirke and Hedeby

Sites that have been nominated in the past
Cath of St Marice/Cath Magdeburg
Church of St Elizabeth Marburg
Freiburg Cathedral
Ore Mountains: mining and cultural landscape

Bavaria (June 2014)

The long holiday weekend of Pentecost I spent in the German state of Bavaria. Actually, I spent most of these 3 days in my car driving almost 1900kms around Germany. My trip included the 2 Bavarian WHS in Wies & Bayreuth that I had not seen before, and the city center of Munich where I focused on the art of the Alte Pinakothek. This all in hot temperatures which had the advantage of relatively few other visitors at these sites.

. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
. Margravial Opera House


Brescia (December 2013)

Blessed with unusually warm and sunny weather for mid-December, I had a very succesful trip looking out for (T)WHS around Brescia in northern Italy. These aren't unmissable sites per se, but the reward in just 3 days of driving around in the Italian Alps was high. Highlights: the world class Sta. Giulia museum in Brescia & finally getting a grip on the enigmatic Pile Dwellings.

. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
. Crespi d'Adda
. Dolomites
. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings


Kassel (July 2013)

Of course I was tempted by a new WHS within driving distance of my home: the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe with its water features and Hercules statue, near Kassel in Central Germany. So I spent this Wednesday there, nicely breaking my working week into two halves with a visit to my 506th WHS.




. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe