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Author pikkle
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#91 | Posted: 3 Jun 2017 14:49 
I love all of these sites, especially Hamburg, the three Hanseatic towns, and the Quedlinburg/Goslar area which is a wonderful area in general with the Harz. I'm really a sucker for German sites. Erfurt is so much more than the Synagogue, as well. Like York, if this were 20 years ago... no brainer.

Author pikkle
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#92 | Posted: 3 Jun 2017 14:52 | Edited by: pikkle 
I love the Dessau -> Weimar -> Erfurt -> Wartburg -> Naumburg area (no chance it looks like, but the sculpture in the west apse and on the rood screens really is unbelievable, I really think it deserved it just as a cathedral, but the persistence on a CL was the wrong move for all). Leipzig is a fun city too and Dresden is world-class. There's a real variety of architectural styles in this area and one can see the progress of German, especially Saxon architecture up to the Bauhaus.

Author nfmungard
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#93 | Posted: 12 Jun 2017 05:40 | Edited by: nfmungard 
tonylag:
Best one on the top 200 List is the Bauhaus sites on place 284. Personally I liked classical Weimar (place 453) and Lubeck (place 325) most. My previous trip to the Western USA almost had no WHS and TWHS, but the national parks left a far bigger impression then this quantity of WHS.

To me Germany has two world class sites: the Rhine Valley and Berlin as a town overall. WWII has destroyed much. And what wasn't destroyed then was torn down to make room for progress in the 50s and 60. Eastern Germany is the part that actually has nicer old towns. So much of what is found on the German list are niche nominations lacking in wow.

I would agree that several US sites are truly great, but it's not really Unesco's fault that their list is so short. Say thanks to the Republican party and their hatred of all things international.

Author pikkle
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#94 | Posted: 12 Jun 2017 14:11 
nfmungard:
To me Germany has two world class sites: the Rhine Valley and Berlin as a town overall. WWII has destroyed much. And what wasn't destroyed then was torn down to make room for progress in the 50s and 60. Eastern Germany is the part that actually has nicer old towns. So much of what is found on the German list are niche nominations lacking in wow.

Disagree with this, but I will come back with my rebuttal later. I mainly wanted to thank Meltwaterfalls for the recommendation on the chocolate and gelato shop in Erfurt on the Kramerbrucke (which I've been back to twice since 2016 and will be returning to each March/April for the Leipzig Buchmesse). Erfurt has become one of my favorite cities - and Leipzig, too, for that matter, but for its vivacity and its combination of old and new. Erfurt is all that one could hope for when it comes to a city that rewards those who, as Rilke did, would try to acquaint themselves with every nook and cranny of a city, which also has a top notch cathedral + St. Severi and dozens of other medieval churches, museums, etc. It reminds me a bit of Norwich in the amount of preserved churches. And that Goldheim chocolate.. and that gelato.. some of the most interesting tastes.

It's also a fantastic base for the area. Muhlenberg, Altenburg (this is a lovely town, the train station is a gem and when the schlosser is done restorations it will be something), Gottingen, as well as all the WHS and TWHS in the area that I have already seen (Wartburg, Weimar, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Dessau and others). But back to the main point - thanks for Goldheim Schockoladen and Gelato.

Author meltwaterfalls
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#95 | Posted: 12 Jun 2017 17:12 
:) I just told Mrs Meltwaterfalls about the thanks on that gelato shop, she was delighted and suggested we should head back to Erfurt for another batch! Glad you enjoyed it!

Author nfmungard
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#96 | Posted: 13 Jun 2017 18:13 
pikkle:
Disagree with this, but I will come back with my rebuttal later.

A preemptive clarification: I do like many sites in Germany. But the truly great ones are rare. To me the benchmark is "What would I recommend to a non European coming to Europe for the first time?" In Germany that is Berlin and the Rhine Valley. That's all I meant to say.

Author hubert
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#97 | Posted: 20 Jun 2017 04:55 
The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth will be reopened in April 2018 after five years of restoration. Three opera performances of Artaserse by Johann Adolph Hasse are announced for April 12-15. I suppose that also guided tours will be offered, but there is no information yet.

http://www.bayreuth-wilhelmine.de/deutsch/aktuell/oper_eroeffnung.htm#karten

Author GaryArndt
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#98 | Posted: 20 Jun 2017 13:49 
I have a list of sites I need to revisit because they were under renovation when I visited. The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth is on the top of my list.

I might do a project with Visit Germany in 2018 to visit the sites which have been added since 2013, as well as the sites I need to revisit.

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