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Profile Klaus Freisinger

I haven't yet seen as many WH sites as I would like to, but I am working hard on it ...

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Recent Reviews by Klaus Freisinger

Belem Klaus Freisinger

Lisbon is a great city with many attractions, but for me, the clear highlight was the Monastery of Belém, properly called the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. This huge building is the classic example of the Manueline style that is so widespread in Portugal and features a huge number of fascinating architectural elements of all kinds. It can take quite a while to visit all parts of the complex (and to find your way through the masses of visitors), including the fantastic cloister and courtyard, and the church with its tombs of many Portuguese royals, as well as of Vasco da Gama and the country's national poet Camoes.

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Sintra Klaus Freisinger

Sintra is the classic destination for a daytrip from Lisbon, and I did spend a full day there, but it would be quite easy and tempting to take it slowly and dedicate 2 or more days to the area. There is definitely plenty to see to keep you occupied for quite some time. The site is a cultural landscape consisting of the centre of the town of Sintra plus several palaces in the surrounding mountains that were the favourite retreat for Portuguese royalty and nobility for many centuries.

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Monastery of Batalha Klaus Freisinger

I visited Batalha as part of an organized daytrip from Lisbon (together with Alcobaca, Óbidos, Nazaré and Fatima), so, just like in Alcobaca, we only had a limited amount of time available there. The monastery is much more impressive from the outside than Alcobaca, but we only had a chance for a quick look through the interior. The complex was built to commemorate a 14th-century battle against the Spanish and then served as a burial place for several kings and nobles.

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Monastery of Alcobaça Klaus Freisinger

I visited Alcobaca as part of an organized daytrip from Lisbon (together with Batalha, Óbidos, Nazaré and Fatima), so we only had a limited amount of time available there. Basically, we just got a look around the huge main church, but not at the rest of the monastery complex. The church is the largest in Portugal and features the Royal Pantheon where 3 kings of Portugal are buried. The most famous sarcopahagi, and the main reason so many tourists visit the church, are those of King Pedo I.

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Convent of Christ in Tomar Klaus Freisinger

You can spend many pleasant hours wandering around this huge complex, a mixture of a castle and a monastery. It was founded in the 12th century by the Knights Templar, and then extended and enlarged throughout the following centuries, even after the Order of the Knights Templar was officially dissolved (which didn't really happen in Portugal, anyway; they just changed their name into Order of Christ).

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Klaus Freisinger's Lists

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  3. Abbey of St Gall
  4. Acropolis
  5. Albi
  6. Alcala de Henares
  7. Amiens Cathedral
  8. Amphitheater of El Jem
  9. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  10. Ancient Thebes
  11. Aquileia
  12. Aranjuez
  13. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  14. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  15. Arles
  16. Assisi
  17. Auschwitz Birkenau
  18. Avila
  19. Bamberg
  20. Banska Stiavnica
  21. Bardejov Town
  22. Bauhaus Sites
  23. Beemster Polder
  24. Belem
  25. Belfries
  26. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  27. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  28. Birka and Hovgarden
  29. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  30. Blenheim Palace
  31. Bordeaux
  32. Bourges Cathedral
  33. Brugge
  34. Bryggen
  35. Budapest
  36. Caceres
  37. Cahokia Mounds
  38. Canal du Midi
  39. Canterbury
  40. Castel del Monte
  41. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  42. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  43. Centennial Hall
  44. Cesky Krumlov
  45. Chartres Cathedral
  46. Churches of Peace
  47. City of Bath
  48. City of Luxembourg
  49. Classical Weimar
  50. Cologne Cathedral
  51. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  52. Cordoba
  53. Corfu
  54. Costiera Amalfitana
  55. Cracow
  56. Crespi d'Adda
  57. Cuenca
  58. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  59. Dolomites
  60. Drottningholm
  61. Dubrovnik
  62. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  63. Durmitor National Park
  64. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  65. Edinburgh
  66. El Escurial
  67. Elvas
  68. Engelsberg Ironworks
  69. Epidaurus
  70. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  71. Everglades
  72. Evora
  73. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  74. Ferrara
  75. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  76. Flemish Béguinages
  77. Florence
  78. Fontainebleau
  79. Forth Bridge
  80. Fortifications of Vauban
  81. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  82. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  83. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  84. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  85. Genoa
  86. Giant's Causeway
  87. Granada
  88. Grand Canyon
  89. Grand Place, Brussels
  90. Graz
  91. Great Barrier Reef
  92. Greater Blue Mountains
  93. Grimeton Radio Station
  94. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  95. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  96. Historic Cairo
  97. Holasovice
  98. Holy Trinity Column
  99. Ibiza
  100. Independence Hall
  101. Jelling
  102. Kairouan
  103. Kakadu National Park
  104. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  105. Karlskrona
  106. Kernavë Archeological Site
  107. Kew Gardens
  108. Kinderdijk
  109. Kotor
  110. Kronborg Castle
  111. Kutna Hora
  112. La Fortaleza
  113. La Lonja de la Seda
  114. Laurisilva of Madeira
  115. Le Havre
  116. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  117. Litomysl Castle
  118. Liverpool
  119. Loire Valley
  120. Longobards in Italy
  121. Maritime Greenwich
  122. Matera
  123. Maulbronn Monastery
  124. Medina of Sousse
  125. Medina of Tunis
  126. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  127. Mérida
  128. Messel Pit
  129. Meteora
  130. Modena
  131. Monastery of Alcobaça
  132. Monastery of Batalha
  133. Mont-Saint-Michel
  134. Monticello
  135. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  136. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  137. Muskauer Park
  138. Nancy
  139. Naples
  140. New Lanark
  141. Nubian Monuments
  142. Olympia
  143. Olympic National Park
  144. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  145. Palmeral of Elche
  146. Pannonhalma
  147. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  148. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  149. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  150. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  151. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  152. Plitvice Lakes
  153. Poblet Monastery
  154. Pompei
  155. Pont du Gard
  156. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  157. Potsdam
  158. Prague
  159. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  160. Provins
  161. Pyramids (Memphis)
  162. Québec
  163. Quedlinburg
  164. Ravenna
  165. Regensburg
  166. Reichenau
  167. Reims
  168. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  169. Rhaetian Railway
  170. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  171. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  172. Rome
  173. Roskilde Cathedral
  174. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  175. Saint-Emilion
  176. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  177. Salamanca
  178. Saltaire
  179. Salzburg
  180. San Marino and Mount Titano
  181. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  182. Santo Domingo
  183. Schönbrunn
  184. Segovia
  185. Semmering Railway
  186. Siena
  187. Sintra
  188. Site of Carthage
  189. Skocjan Caves
  190. Skogskyrkogarden
  191. Southern Öland
  192. Speyer Cathedral
  193. Spissky Hrad & Levoca
  194. Split
  195. St. George, Bermuda
  196. Stari Grad Plain
  197. Statue of Liberty
  198. Stonehenge
  199. Strasbourg
  200. Struve Geodetic Arc
  201. Studley Royal Park
  202. Sydney Opera House
  203. Tallinn
  204. Tarraco
  205. Telc
  206. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  207. The trulli of Alberobello
  208. Thessalonika
  209. Toledo
  210. Tower of London
  211. Trebic
  212. Trier
  213. Trogir
  214. Tugendhat Villa
  215. Úbeda and Baeza
  216. Uluru
  217. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  218. Urbino
  219. Valletta
  220. Van Nellefabriek
  221. Vatican City
  222. Venice and its Lagoon
  223. Verona
  224. Versailles
  225. Vézère Valley
  226. Vienna
  227. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  228. Villa d'Este
  229. Vilnius
  230. Visby
  231. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  232. Warsaw
  233. Wartburg Castle
  234. West Norwegian Fjords
  235. Westminster
  236. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  237. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  238. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  239. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  240. Würzburg Residence
  241. Zollverein
  1. Belem
  2. Sintra
  3. Monastery of Batalha
  4. Monastery of Alcobaça
  5. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  6. Evora
  7. Elvas
  8. Aranjuez
  9. Alcala de Henares
  10. Cuenca
  11. Studley Royal Park
  12. Liverpool
  13. Saltaire
  14. Vilnius
  15. Giant's Causeway
  16. New Lanark
  17. Kernavë Archeological Site
  18. Forth Bridge
  19. Le Havre
  20. Speyer Cathedral
  21. Ferrara
  22. Ravenna
  23. La Fortaleza
  24. Santo Domingo
  25. Everglades
  26. Bauhaus Sites
  27. Classical Weimar
  28. Wartburg Castle
  29. Vézère Valley
  30. Canal du Midi
  31. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  32. Albi
  33. Arles
  34. Pont du Gard
  35. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  36. Flemish Béguinages
  37. Van Nellefabriek
  38. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  39. Messel Pit
  40. Villa d'Este
  41. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  42. Toledo
  43. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  44. Mérida
  45. Caceres
  46. Salamanca
  47. Avila
  48. Segovia
  49. El Escurial
  50. Pannonhalma
  51. Centennial Hall
  52. Churches of Peace
  53. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  54. Warsaw
  55. Quedlinburg
  56. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  57. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  58. St. George, Bermuda
  59. Maulbronn Monastery
  60. Crespi d'Adda
  61. Genoa
  62. Modena
  63. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  64. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  65. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  66. Stonehenge
  67. Blenheim Palace
  68. Kew Gardens
  69. Dolomites
  70. Durmitor National Park
  71. Kotor
  72. Dubrovnik
  73. Stari Grad Plain
  74. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  75. Trogir
  76. Split
  77. Cordoba
  78. Úbeda and Baeza
  79. Ibiza
  80. Palmeral of Elche
  81. La Lonja de la Seda
  82. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  83. Fortifications of Vauban
  84. Saint-Emilion
  85. Bordeaux
  86. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  87. Mont-Saint-Michel
  88. Roskilde Cathedral
  89. Jelling
  90. Kronborg Castle
  91. Rhaetian Railway
  92. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  93. Laurisilva of Madeira
  94. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  95. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  96. Grimeton Radio Station
  97. Karlskrona
  98. Southern Öland
  99. Skogskyrkogarden
  100. Birka and Hovgarden
  101. Engelsberg Ironworks
  102. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  103. Longobards in Italy
  104. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  105. Beemster Polder
  106. Spissky Hrad & Levoca
  107. Banska Stiavnica
  108. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  109. Bardejov Town
  110. Bamberg
  111. San Marino and Mount Titano
  112. Urbino
  113. Cahokia Mounds
  114. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  115. Valletta
  116. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  117. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  118. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  119. Muskauer Park
  120. Reichenau
  121. Abbey of St Gall
  122. Würzburg Residence
  123. Provins
  124. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  125. Holy Trinity Column
  126. Litomysl Castle
  127. Visby
  128. Drottningholm
  129. Plitvice Lakes
  130. Regensburg
  131. Auschwitz Birkenau
  132. Cracow
  133. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  134. Aquileia
  135. Kinderdijk
  136. Skocjan Caves
  137. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  138. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  139. Zollverein
  140. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  141. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  142. Castel del Monte
  143. Matera
  144. The trulli of Alberobello
  145. Trier
  146. Cologne Cathedral
  147. Aachen Cathedral
  148. Kutna Hora
  149. Tugendhat Villa
  150. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  151. Holasovice
  152. Telc
  153. Trebic
  154. Corfu
  155. Sydney Opera House
  156. Monticello
  157. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  158. Bourges Cathedral
  159. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  160. Amiens Cathedral
  161. Belfries
  162. Assisi
  163. Olympia
  164. Epidaurus
  165. Poblet Monastery
  166. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  167. Tarraco
  168. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  169. West Norwegian Fjords
  170. Pyramids (Memphis)
  171. Historic Cairo
  172. Ancient Thebes
  173. Nubian Monuments
  174. Potsdam
  175. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  176. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  177. Tallinn
  178. Fontainebleau
  179. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  180. Versailles
  181. Loire Valley
  182. Chartres Cathedral
  183. Edinburgh
  184. Reims
  185. Nancy
  186. Strasbourg
  187. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  188. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  189. Mount Athos
  190. City of Bath
  191. Meteora
  192. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  193. Thessalonika
  194. Westminster
  195. Acropolis
  196. Tower of London
  197. Maritime Greenwich
  198. Schönbrunn
  199. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  200. Canterbury
  201. Rome
  202. Grand Place, Brussels
  203. Brugge
  204. Vienna
  205. Vatican City
  206. City of Luxembourg
  207. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  208. Great Barrier Reef
  209. Cesky Krumlov
  210. Prague
  211. Greater Blue Mountains
  212. Bryggen
  213. Pompei
  214. Québec
  215. Costiera Amalfitana
  216. Independence Hall
  217. Venice and its Lagoon
  218. Statue of Liberty
  219. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  220. Semmering Railway
  221. Florence
  222. Site of Carthage
  223. Budapest
  224. Kakadu National Park
  225. Medina of Tunis
  226. Olympic National Park
  227. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  228. Siena
  229. Kairouan
  230. Verona
  231. Medina of Sousse
  232. Amphitheater of El Jem
  233. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  234. Naples
  235. Salzburg
  236. Uluru
  237. Graz
  238. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  239. Granada
  240. Grand Canyon
  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey of St Gall
  3. Acropolis
  4. Aksum
  5. Aldabra Atoll
  6. Altamira Cave
  7. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  8. Ancient Kyoto
  9. Ancient Thebes
  10. Angkor
  11. Arab-Norman Palermo
  12. Arles
  13. Assisi
  14. Auschwitz Birkenau
  15. Avignon
  16. Avila
  17. Bethlehem
  18. Borobudur
  19. Brasilia
  20. Brú na Bóinne
  21. Brugge
  22. Budapest
  23. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  24. Canal du Midi
  25. Canterbury
  26. Cape Floral Region
  27. Cartagena
  28. Castel del Monte
  29. Çatalhöyük
  30. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  31. Chaco Culture
  32. Chartres Cathedral
  33. Chichen-Itza
  34. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  35. Classical Weimar
  36. Cocos Island
  37. Copan
  38. Cordoba
  39. Crac des Chevaliers
  40. Cracow
  41. Cuzco
  42. Danube Delta
  43. Dolomites
  44. Dubrovnik
  45. Edinburgh
  46. El Escurial
  47. Ephesus
  48. Everglades
  49. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  50. Florence
  51. Fossil Hominid Sites
  52. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  53. Fujisan
  54. Galapagos Islands
  55. Granada
  56. Grand Canyon
  57. Great Barrier Reef
  58. Great Wall
  59. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  60. Gulf of California
  61. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  62. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  63. Hawaii Volcanoes
  64. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  65. Huascaran National Park
  66. Iguacu
  67. Iguazu National Park
  68. Ilulissat Icefjord
  69. Imperial Palace
  70. iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  71. Isole Eolie
  72. Istanbul
  73. Kairouan
  74. Kakadu National Park
  75. Kathmandu Valley
  76. Kenya Lake System
  77. Kilimanjaro National Park
  78. Kinabalu Park
  79. Kremlin and Red Square
  80. Lake Baikal
  81. Lake Malawi
  82. Lima
  83. Loire Valley
  84. Longobards in Italy
  85. Los Glaciares
  86. Machu Picchu
  87. Maloti Drakensberg
  88. Maritime Greenwich
  89. Masada
  90. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  91. Medina of Marrakesh
  92. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  93. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  94. Meroe
  95. Meteora
  96. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  97. Monticello
  98. Mount Athos
  99. Mount Etna
  100. Mount Taishan
  101. Mountain Railways of India
  102. Nahanni National Park
  103. Namib Sand Sea
  104. Nasca Lines
  105. Nemrut Dag
  106. Neolithic Orkney
  107. Ngorongoro
  108. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  109. Okavango Delta
  110. Old City of Jerusalem
  111. Old Havana
  112. Olympia
  113. Orkhon Valley
  114. Palmyra
  115. Pantanal
  116. Papahanaumokuakea
  117. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  118. Pasargadae
  119. Peninsula Valdes
  120. Pergamon
  121. Persepolis
  122. Persian Garden
  123. Petra
  124. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  125. Plitvice Lakes
  126. Pompei
  127. Potala Palace
  128. Potosi
  129. Potsdam
  130. Prague
  131. Putorana Plateau
  132. Pyramids (Memphis)
  133. Qhapaq Ñan
  134. Québec
  135. Quito
  136. Rapa Nui
  137. Ravenna
  138. Redwood
  139. Regensburg
  140. Rhodes
  141. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  142. Riga
  143. Rome
  144. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  145. Royal Palace at Caserta
  146. Sagarmatha National Park
  147. Salamanca
  148. Salvador de Bahia
  149. Salzburg
  150. Samarkand
  151. San Gimignano
  152. Sana'a
  153. Santiago de Compostela
  154. Santo Domingo
  155. Schönbrunn
  156. Semmering Railway
  157. Serengeti
  158. Seville
  159. Shark Bay
  160. Siena
  161. Silk Roads
  162. Site of Carthage
  163. Socotra Archipelago
  164. South China Karst
  165. St. Petersburg
  166. Statue of Liberty
  167. Stonehenge
  168. Strasbourg
  169. Taj Mahal
  170. Tallinn
  171. Tasmanian Wilderness
  172. Tassili n'Ajjer
  173. Te Wahipounamu
  174. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  175. Teotihuacan
  176. Thingvellir
  177. Timbuktu
  178. Tiwanaku
  179. Toledo
  180. Tower of London
  181. Troy
  182. Tyre
  183. Uluru
  184. Uxmal
  185. Valletta
  186. Vatican City
  187. Venice and its Lagoon
  188. Versailles
  189. Vézère Valley
  190. Victoria Falls
  191. Vienna
  192. Vilnius
  193. Virunga National Park
  194. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  195. Wadden Sea
  196. West Norwegian Fjords
  197. Westminster
  198. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  199. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  200. Yellowstone

Profile data

Country: Austria

Visited WHS: 241

Most impressive: Rome and Grand Canyon

Proposal for a new WHS: Bavarian Royal Castles, Centre of Innsbruck and Ambras Castle, Mount Vesuvius and Phlegreian Fields, Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge, Windsor Castle, Death Valley National Park