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Poland/Ukraine: 2*2 wooden churches in Poland and Ukraine, Zamosc, Lviv and Kiew. Lviv is another amazing Eastern European city. The wooden churches feel as if they were taken from a ferry tale.

Sweden: Extended business trip to see Hovgarden, Falun and one of the farm houses. Nice, not spectacular.

Lithuania: Finished all sites as part of the 2016 community meeting. Enjoyed Kernave. Too many German tourists everywhere.

Russia: Moscow, Golden Ring, Novgorod, St Petersburg. A bit hard if you don't speak Russian.

Italy: Toured from Naples via Puglia to Ravenna. Ravenna is a highlight as is the Castel del Monte. And fell in love with Puglia.

Portugal/Spain: Toured from Lisbon to the Algarve and via Seville to Extremadura. The weather was ... very mixed. But well. Had been to Seville before and had forgotten about having visited the Cathedral. It's not that impressive.

China/Japan: Beijing 7 for 7. Honshu all over the place, Japan Rail Pass and cheap Yen be praised.

>> Beijing is a wonder of the world. Amazing, one of the places one should see in a lifetime. I could spared myself the Sunday crowd Forbidden Palace visit. But well, it's China and people part of the game. And, at 1.80m I stood tall ;)

>> Japan was a great experience. People were very kind and this is a very distinct culture. I will most fondly remember Karaoke in Nara and pulling a float in Fujinomiya.

Germany: Alfeld (Repeat with tour), Corvey (Repeat with tour).

>> Tour of revisits. Corvey was still on my list as I had made the error of visiting in March when they are closed. Alfeld was nice as we did a tour of the plant, much appreciated. Germany is complete again :)

Norway: Bergen, Urnes, Fjords

>> My gosh, this was hellish expensive. The Fjords and generally the nature in Norway are world class. Urnes and Bergen... not so much.

Italy: Medici Villas, Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Last Supper

>> Italy is amazing. So many world class sites! And finally able to see the Last Supper. Took my father and we both had to admit: Its great.

Denmark: Jelling, Stevns Klint

>> Nice weather. Jelling is a rather quick site. Took a long, enjoyable walk to get to Stevns Klint.

Adriatic Coast: Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Stari Grad, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor

>> Nice trip. Weather wasn't as good as hoped for. If you intend to visit Dubrovnik: Go there LAST! It will spoil all other Adriatic cities. Mostar was a nice distraction, as it was very different from the coastal towns.

Mexico + Miami: Loads.

>> Really enjoyed this one. Highlights: Palenque. Mexico City. Yucatan was fun, too. Worst WHS: Tlacotalpan.

Iberian Peninsula: Tarragona, Poblet, Valencia, Camino, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Coimbra, Tomar, Batalha, Alcobaca, Sintra, Belem, Alcala.

>> Too many monasteries. Coimbra is nice. Sintra strange, but somehow it made sense having seen too much Manueline style before.

Lowlands: Brussels, Four Lifts, Grand Hornu, Tournai (construction site), Van Nelle.

>> Nothing mind blowing. Will have to go back to Tournai.

Map of Visited Sites

Recent Reviews by nan

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier nan

Somewhat by coincidence I ended up going to La Plata. My flight from Buenos Aires was the next day and I found Buenos Aires itself not that interesting on my previous day’s exploration to warrant one more day of sightseeing. Given I had a spare day left I figured I might as well take a look at another building of Le Corbusier’s oeuvre, Casa Curutchet.

I had been to two inscribed sites before: his buildings in the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart and the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno, Tokyo.

>> Read on

Fray Bentos nan

Fray Bentos is situated at the first river crossing between Argentina and Uruguay of Rio Uruguay. The main town on the Argentinian side is Gualeguaychu. And that’s where I found myself stuck after my bus from Buenos Aires ran late. Again. As all other busses in Argentina. So I missed my connection. Instead I ended up hitchhiking across the border.

The town itself is a somewhat sleepy backwater nowadays.

>> Read on

Peninsula Valdes nan

Peninsula Valdes is a world heritage site primarily about the fauna you can find on the island. You get to see whales, penguins and sea lions. With a little luck you may also stumble across an Orca swimming near the shore line. The landscape is very similar to Patagonia overall with the noted exception of the sand cliffs and beaches.

To explore the peninsula I booked a tour. The island is way too large to do any exploring by foot or by bike and the sites too far apart.

>> Read on

Parque Nacional Los Alerces (PNLA) nan

“No bus.” I stood there at a loss. I had made my way past four travel agencies in Esquel and now stood in the local tourist office. “Tomorrow, sorry, but no bus. Bus was today. Next bus is on Saturday.” Everyone had told me that, so it was of little surprise. Still, I wasn’t happy.

It was Wednesday evening and my bus to Puerto Madryn was already booked for the next night. I had only the following day to visit.

>> Read on

Cueva de las Manos nan

When you travel in Patagonia you will get to see endless plains, some hills, plenty of bushes and almost no trees. Over time the landscape feels quite monotonous, especially if you are spending days (and nights) on busses and cars traversing it.

As such, going to Cueva de los Manos was a great stop. At first it looks like all the surroundings. I even wondered why humans settled here in the first place.

>> Read on

nan's Lists

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  3. Abbey of St Gall
  4. Acropolis
  5. Agra Fort
  6. Albi
  7. Alcala de Henares
  8. Amiens Cathedral
  9. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  10. Ancient Kyoto
  11. Ancient Nara
  12. Ancient Thebes
  13. Aranjuez
  14. Arles
  15. Auschwitz Birkenau
  16. Avignon
  17. Bamberg
  18. Bauhaus Sites
  19. Beemster Polder
  20. Belem
  21. Belfries
  22. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  23. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  24. Birka and Hovgarden
  25. Blenheim Palace
  26. Bordeaux
  27. Botanical Garden, Padua
  28. Brugge
  29. Bryggen
  30. Budapest
  31. Caceres
  32. Calakmul
  33. Camino Real
  34. Campeche
  35. Canal du Midi
  36. Canterbury
  37. Castel del Monte
  38. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  39. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  40. Centennial Hall
  41. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  42. Cesky Krumlov
  43. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  44. Chartres Cathedral
  45. Chichen-Itza
  46. Christiansfeld
  47. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  48. Churches and Convents of Goa
  49. Churches of Chiloé
  50. Churches of Peace
  51. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  52. City of Bath
  53. City of Luxembourg
  54. Classical Weimar
  55. Cologne Cathedral
  56. Colonia del Sacramento
  57. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  58. Cordoba
  59. Corvey
  60. Costiera Amalfitana
  61. Cracow
  62. Cuenca
  63. Cueva de las Manos
  64. Curonian Spit
  65. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  66. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  67. Derwent Valley Mills
  68. Donana National Park
  69. Drottningholm
  70. Dubrovnik
  71. Edinburgh
  72. El Escurial
  73. Elvas
  74. Everglades
  75. Evora
  76. Fagus Factory
  77. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  78. Fatehpur Sikri
  79. Ferrara
  80. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  81. Flemish Béguinages
  82. Florence
  83. Fontainebleau
  84. Forth Bridge
  85. Fortifications of Vauban
  86. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  87. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  88. Fray Bentos
  89. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  90. Fujisan
  91. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  92. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  93. Genbaku Dome
  94. Genoa
  95. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  96. Granada
  97. Grand Canal
  98. Grand Canyon
  99. Grand Place, Brussels
  100. Graz
  101. Great Smoky Mountains
  102. Great Wall
  103. Guanajuato
  104. Gyeongju
  105. Ha Long Bay
  106. Haeinsa Temple
  107. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  108. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  109. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  110. Himeji-jo
  111. Hiraizumi
  112. Hoi An
  113. Holasovice
  114. Holy Trinity Column
  115. Horyu-ji Area
  116. Hué
  117. Humayun's Tomb
  118. Hwaseong Fortress
  119. Iguacu
  120. Iguazu National Park
  121. Imperial Palace
  122. Imperial Tombs
  123. Independence Hall
  124. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  125. Itsukushima Shrine
  126. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
  127. Jantar Mantar
  128. Jelling
  129. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  130. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  131. Jongmyo Shrine
  132. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  133. Karlskrona
  134. Keoladeo National Park
  135. Kernavë Archeological Site
  136. Kew Gardens
  137. Kiev
  138. Kii Mountain Range
  139. Kinderdijk
  140. Kotor
  141. Kremlin and Red Square
  142. Kronborg Castle
  143. Kutna Hora
  144. L'viv
  145. La Lonja de la Seda
  146. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  147. Litomysl Castle
  148. Liverpool
  149. Longobards in Italy
  150. Los Glaciares
  151. Lübeck
  152. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  153. Luther Memorials
  154. Lyon
  155. Major Town Houses
  156. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  157. Margravial Opera House
  158. Maritime Greenwich
  159. Matera
  160. Maulbronn Monastery
  161. Medici Villas and Gardens
  162. Mérida
  163. Mesa Verde
  164. Messel Pit
  165. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  166. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  167. Modena
  168. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  169. Monastery of Alcobaça
  170. Monastery of Batalha
  171. Monte San Giorgio
  172. Morelia
  173. Mostar
  174. Mountain Railways of India
  175. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  176. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  177. Muskauer Park
  178. Nancy
  179. Naples
  180. Nikko
  181. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  182. Novgorod
  183. Novodevichy Convent
  184. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  185. Oporto
  186. Orange
  187. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  188. Palenque
  189. Par force hunting landscape
  190. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  191. Peking Man Site
  192. Peninsula Valdes
  193. Petra
  194. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  195. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  196. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  197. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  198. Poblet Monastery
  199. Pompei
  200. Pont du Gard
  201. Popocatepetl monasteries
  202. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  203. Potsdam
  204. Prague
  205. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  206. Primeval Beech Forests
  207. Provins
  208. Puebla
  209. Pyramids (Memphis)
  210. Quedlinburg
  211. Querétaro
  212. Qutb Minar
  213. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  214. Rapa Nui
  215. Ravenna
  216. Red Fort
  217. Regensburg
  218. Reichenau
  219. Reims
  220. Rhodes
  221. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  222. Riga
  223. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  224. Rome
  225. Roskilde Cathedral
  226. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  227. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  228. Royal Joseon Tombs
  229. Royal Palace at Caserta
  230. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  231. Saint-Emilion
  232. Saltaire
  233. Salzburg
  234. San Miguel de Allende
  235. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  236. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  237. Santiago de Compostela
  238. Schokland
  239. Schönbrunn
  240. Segovia
  241. Semmering Railway
  242. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  243. Seville
  244. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  245. Sian Ka'an
  246. Siena
  247. Sintra
  248. Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  249. Skogskyrkogarden
  250. Southern Öland
  251. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  252. Speyer Cathedral
  253. Split
  254. St. Petersburg
  255. Stari Grad Plain
  256. Statue of Liberty
  257. Stevns Klint
  258. Stoclet House
  259. Stonehenge
  260. Stralsund and Wismar
  261. Strasbourg
  262. Struve Geodetic Arc
  263. Studley Royal Park
  264. Summer Palace
  265. Taj Mahal
  266. Tallinn
  267. Tarraco
  268. Teide National Park
  269. Telc
  270. Temple of Heaven
  271. Teotihuacan
  272. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  273. The Four Lifts
  274. The trulli of Alberobello
  275. Tlacotalpan
  276. Toledo
  277. Tomioka Silk Mill
  278. Torun
  279. Tower of London
  280. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  281. Trang An
  282. Trebic
  283. Trier
  284. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  285. Trogir
  286. Tugendhat Villa
  287. University of Coimbra
  288. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  289. Urnes Stave Church
  290. Uxmal
  291. Valparaiso
  292. Van Nellefabriek
  293. Vatican City
  294. Venice and its Lagoon
  295. Verona
  296. Versailles
  297. Vicenza
  298. Vienna
  299. Vilnius
  300. Visby
  301. Völklingen Ironworks
  302. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  303. Wadden Sea
  304. Warsaw
  305. Wartburg Castle
  306. West Norwegian Fjords
  307. Western Ghats
  308. Westminster
  309. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  310. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  311. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  312. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  313. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  314. Würzburg Residence
  315. Xochicalco
  316. Yagul and Mitla
  317. Yaroslavl
  318. Yosemite National Park
  319. Zamosc
  320. Zollverein
  1. Abbey of Kremsmünster
  2. Amalienborg and its district
  3. Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties
  4. Bulwarked Frontier Fortifications
  5. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa
  6. Chatham Dockyard and its Defences
  7. Darwin's Landscape Laboratory
  8. Delhi - A Heritage City
  9. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee
  10. Francke Foundation Buildings
  11. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
  12. Great Pskov
  13. Hedeby and Danevirke, an archaeological border landscape
  14. Hikone-Jo (castle)
  15. La Camargue
  16. La Moneda Palace
  17. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands
  18. Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège
  19. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique
  20. Mafra Palace, Convent and Royal Hunting Park
  21. Massif du Mont Blanc
  22. Massif du Mont-Blanc
  23. Mattanchery Palace, Ernakulam, Kerala
  24. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine
  25. Monte Verde Archaeological Site
  26. Mt. Soraksan Nature Reserve
  27. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250
  28. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
  29. Petrified Forest National Park
  30. Pombaline "Baixa" or Downtown of Lisbon
  31. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism
  32. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia
  33. Rostov Kremlin
  34. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese"
  35. San Francisco Church and Convent
  36. Seoul City Wall
  37. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz
  38. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid
  39. Tarnowskie Gory Lead-Silver Mine and its Underground Water Management System
  40. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura
  41. Teylers
  42. The Bauhaus and associated sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau
  43. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean
  44. The Naumburg Cathedral and the landscape of the rivers Saale and Unstrut an important dominion in the High Middle Ages
  45. The Porticoes of Bologna
  46. The Rise of Systematic Biology
  47. The Silver Route
  48. The Southwest Coast
  49. The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
  50. Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks, Region of Magallanes
  51. Trakai Historical National Park
  52. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Danevirke and Hedeby
  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Acropolis
  3. Agra Fort
  4. Aksum
  5. Altamira Cave
  6. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  7. Ancient Kyoto
  8. Ancient Thebes
  9. Angkor
  10. Arab-Norman Palermo
  11. Borobudur
  12. Brugge
  13. Çatalhöyük
  14. Chaco Culture
  15. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  16. Chichen-Itza
  17. Chola Temples
  18. Crac des Chevaliers
  19. Cracow
  20. Cuzco
  21. Damascus
  22. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  23. Dubrovnik
  24. El Escurial
  25. Fatehpur Sikri
  26. Florence
  27. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  28. Galapagos Islands
  29. Granada
  30. Grand Canal
  31. Grand Canyon
  32. Great Barrier Reef
  33. Great Himalayan National Park
  34. Great Wall
  35. Guanajuato
  36. Gyeongju
  37. Ha Long Bay
  38. Haeinsa Temple
  39. Hampi
  40. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  41. Himeji-jo
  42. Iguazu National Park
  43. Ilulissat Icefjord
  44. Imperial Palace
  45. Istanbul
  46. Itsukushima Shrine
  47. Jantar Mantar
  48. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  49. Kinderdijk
  50. Kremlin and Red Square
  51. Lena Pillars
  52. Leptis Magna
  53. Machu Picchu
  54. Mesa Verde
  55. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  56. Mont-Saint-Michel
  57. Mountain Railways of India
  58. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  59. Nasca Lines
  60. Okavango Delta
  61. Old City of Jerusalem
  62. Palenque
  63. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  64. Persepolis
  65. Persian Garden
  66. Petra
  67. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  68. Pompei
  69. Pont du Gard
  70. Prague
  71. Pyramids (Memphis)
  72. Rapa Nui
  73. Ravenna
  74. Redwood
  75. Rhodes
  76. Rome
  77. Siena
  78. Site of Carthage
  79. Split
  80. St. Petersburg
  81. Stonehenge
  82. Studley Royal Park
  83. Sun Temple, Konarak
  84. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  85. Tasmanian Wilderness
  86. Teotihuacan
  87. The Sundarbans
  88. Thingvellir
  89. Tikal National Park
  90. Tower of London
  91. Troy
  92. Vatican City
  93. Venice and its Lagoon
  94. Versailles
  95. Vienna
  96. Völklingen Ironworks
  97. Wadi Rum
  98. West Norwegian Fjords
  99. Westminster
  100. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  101. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  102. Yellowstone
  103. Yosemite National Park

Profile data

Country: Germany

Visited WHS: 320

Most impressive: Petra

Proposal for a new WHS: Seoraksan, Korea. Okefenokee, USA.