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Jakob Frenzel Profile

Jakob Frenzel

I was born in 1987 in West-Berlin. Since then I have visited many places in Europe and went on four trips through the USA, to New Zealand and Thailand.
2005 I discovered the magnificance of World heritage sites and since then try not to miss any on our journeys. We even plan trips according to the locactions of WHS site, like we did in England 2018!

The German Televison produces short documentaries on each site, called Schätze der Welt, which I record and love to watch with the whole family. I have to recommend it for every WHS enthusiast.

World Heritage Sites I visited during my life:

Roadtrip to Spain 1992:
Trip to Tunis: Sousse
Disneyland: Paris

Roadtrip Scotland 1993: Edinburgh

Roadtrip to Masuria 1994:
Torun and Malbork
Roadtrip through USA 1995:
Yellowstone NP,Redwood NP,Olympic NP,Glacier NP
Visit in Poland 1996:
Krakow, Binarowo
1996: Mallorca: Sierra de Tramatura
1997:Trip to North Sea Bremen, Waddensea
1999 Sailingtrip Kattegat: Kronenbourg#
2000: Familytrip to Prague
Classtrip to London 2001:Tower of London,Westminster Abbey, Greenwich,Canterbury
Another classtrip 1999 and 2003:Wadden Sea
2004 visit in Black Forest: Strassbourg
Highschool year in Colorado 2005:Mesa Verde,
Grand Canyon
2005 class trip: Prague
Harz visit: Goslar, Quedlinburg
Biketrip 2006:Quedlinburg, Lutherstadt Wittenberg,
Bauhaus Dessau,Gartenreich Dessau-W�rlitz
Blackforest again: Maulbronn
Summer visit: Warsaw,Malbork
Biketrip: Dresden Elbtal,Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Trip with family 2007: Vienna,Schönbrunn,
Another summer trip: Wismar
classtrip: Architecture of Gaudi/Barcelona.
Palau de la Musica Catalana
Family trip to Poland: Wieliczka Salt Mine,Krakow
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska,
Bardejov,Polish wooden churches
Trip to Tuscany: Pisa,Siena,Florence,San Giminano
In 2008:
Easter in Wroclaw:Centennial Hall
Ireland trip: Newgrange
Trip to Paris: Paris,Versailles,Tour St.Jacques
Trip to Brussels: Grand Place,Brugge
Beguinages: Ghent, Brugge
Plantin Moretus Museum
Town houses of Viktor Horta
Belfries of Flandern
Palais Stoclet

Biketrip to Copenhagen:
Stevns Klint, Cathedral in Roskilde

Trip to Poland: Auschwitz,Polish and Slovakian Churches: Hrvatov
Peacechurch in Jawor
Trip to Sardegna:Su Nuraxi
Trip to Ireland: Dublin, Newgrange

Trip to Vienna 2010:
Regensburg, Bamberg
Salzburg,Vienna, Schönbrunn,
Semmering Railway
With friends: Stralsund, Jasmund
Return from Black forest: W�rzburger Residenz
Trip to Scotland:Edinburgh,New Lanark
Biketrip Holland:Kinderdijk,Stelling van Amsterdam
Amsterdam,Beemster Polder,Rietveld Schr�der Huis,Van Nelle,
Trip to Heidelberg: Lorsch,Speyer Cathedral
Biketrip:Dessau_W�rlitz, Bauhaus, Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Roadtrip Midwest:Mesa Verde,Taos,Chaco Culture,Yellowstone,Grand Canyon
Trip to New Zealand: Singapor Botanic Garden,Western New Zealand NP
US Visit in 2013:
Yosemite NP,Redwood NP,Olympic NP
Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim museum

Trip to Poland: Auschwitz, Wooden Tserkvas, Jawor
Trip to Brussels: Grand Place, Bruges, Ghent, Stoclet

Christmas-Trip to Stockholm: Drottningholm and Skogskyrkogarden.


Roadtrip: Zatec, Cesky Krumlev, Holasovice, Kremsmünster, Hallstein, Dolomiten, Padua, Vicenca, Prosecco, Venice, Aquilea, Skocjanske Jame, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Sibenik, Plitvice,
Neusiedler See, Lednice Valtice, Trebon, Litomysl, Nepomuk etc.

2015: Trip to Budapest

2016:Weekendtrip: Rome, Vatican, Villa d'Este, Villa Hadriana, Cerveteri

Roadtrip to Tuscany: St. Gallen, Sardona, Bellinzona, Bergamo, Crespi d'Adda, Milano, Pavia, Genua, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Carara,
Siena, San Giminano, Firenze, Medici, Pienza, Val d'Orcia,Bergamo, Modena, Mantova, Verona, Brescia, Val Camonica, Rhaetian Railway, Neuschwanstein, Augsburg

Asia: Angkor Vat, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Ayutaya, Andaman Coast

Slovakian Paradise, Ice caves, wood churches

Things I got to see pretty often:
Potsdam Sanssouci,
Museumsinsel, Modern Housing Estates,

Visited Sites Jakob Frenzel

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Recent Reviews Jakob Frenzel

Durham Castle and Cathedral 12-Jun-18

Durham Castle and Cathedral by Jakob Frenzel

March 2018 - Wow, what a cathedral. We walked one hour through the cathedral and one of the guides told us about the history of the building and we discovered a lot of details. There are even mauric influences, which can be seen in the pillars of the church. We also got to hear a short concert on the organs. Amazing acoustics.

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Studley Royal Park 12-Jun-18

Studley Royal Park by Jakob Frenzel

March 2018 - After our visit in Durham we came here to Studley. The visitor center is very nice and modern.

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The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow (T) 12-Jun-18

The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow (T) by Jakob Frenzel

March 2018 - After the night in Newcastle we vsisted Jarrow early in the morning. It is locate in a smal park, next to highways and a playground. Not worthy for a world heritage site. But the OUV of this site I cannot rate anyway. I dont know that much about architectural history, but there is no buffer zone, and the experience when visiting is modest.

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire 12-Jun-18

Frontiers of the Roman Empire by Jakob Frenzel

March 2018 - After our stay at the Lake District we continued our Journey to Newcastle.

We looked for the nicest route which was always along the Hadranwall. Most parts however were not very spectecular,  but some other parts whereas were quite interesting. We made a few foto stops, but at the end the whole drive to Newcastle was very fast.

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Lake District 11-Jun-18

Lake District by Jakob Frenzel

March 2018 - it was one of our ultimate goals to visit on the trip. it was a half day drive from Liverpool, and different than the whole week before, it started raining. Very unfortunate, but when we entered the nationalpark it was foggy which added up to a mysterious experience. We drove up to Hawkshead, where we visited Beatrix Potter Gallery and made a small hike visiting sheep, sheep, and more sheep. Very nice part of the Lake district. However we wanted more mountaineous so we still drove to Keswick.

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Name: Jakob Frenzel

Country: Germany

Visited WHS: 206

Most Impressive: Grand Canyon, Cinque Terre and many more

Proposal New WHS: Saechsische Schweiz in Saxony

  1. Lake District : 4.5
  2. Durham Castle and Cathedral : 4.0
  3. Gwynedd Castles : 4.0
  4. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal : 4.0
  5. Studley Royal Park : 4.0
  6. City of Bath : 3.5
  7. Ironbridge Gorge : 3.0
  8. Liverpool : 3.0
  9. Stonehenge : 3.0
  10. Frontiers of the Roman Empire : 2.5
  11. Aachen Cathedral
  12. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  13. Abbey of St Gall
  14. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  15. Amiens Cathedral
  16. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  17. Angkor
  18. Antequera Dolmens Site
  19. Aquileia
  20. Arles
  21. Auschwitz Birkenau
  22. Ayutthaya
  23. Bamberg
  24. Bardejov Town
  25. Bauhaus Sites
  26. Beemster Polder
  27. Belfries
  28. Bellinzone
  29. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  30. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  31. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  32. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  33. Blenheim Palace
  34. Botanical Garden, Padua
  35. Brugge
  36. Brú na Bóinne
  37. Budapest
  38. Canterbury
  39. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  40. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  41. Caves and Ice Age Art
  42. Centennial Hall
  43. Cesky Krumlov
  44. Chaco Culture
  45. Champagne
  46. Chartres Cathedral
  47. Churches of Peace
  48. City of Luxembourg
  49. Classical Weimar
  50. Cologne Cathedral
  51. Cordoba
  52. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  53. Corvey
  54. Cracow
  55. Crespi d'Adda
  56. Curonian Spit
  57. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  58. Derwent Valley Mills
  59. Dolomites
  60. Donana National Park
  61. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  62. Drottningholm
  63. Edinburgh
  64. Etruscan Necropolises
  65. Fagus Factory
  66. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  67. Flemish Béguinages
  68. Florence
  69. Fontainebleau
  70. Forth Bridge
  71. Fortifications of Vauban
  72. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  73. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  74. Genoa
  75. Gorham's Cave Complex
  76. Granada
  77. Grand Canyon
  78. Grand Place, Brussels
  79. Graz
  80. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  81. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  82. Holasovice
  83. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  84. Kernavë
  85. Kinderdijk
  86. Kronborg Castle
  87. Kutna Hora
  88. Le Havre
  89. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  90. Litomysl Castle
  91. Longobards in Italy
  92. Luther Memorials
  93. Lübeck
  94. Major Town Houses
  95. Malbork Castle
  96. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  97. Maritime Greenwich
  98. Maulbronn Monastery
  99. Medici Villas and Gardens
  100. Medina of Sousse
  101. Mesa Verde
  102. Messel Pit
  103. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  104. Modena
  105. Mont-Saint-Michel
  106. Monte San Giorgio
  107. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  108. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  109. Muskauer Park
  110. Nancy
  111. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  112. New Lanark
  113. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  114. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  115. Olympic National Park
  116. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  117. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  118. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  119. Pienza
  120. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  121. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  122. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  123. Plitvice Lakes
  124. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  125. Potsdam
  126. Prague
  127. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  128. Primeval Beech Forests
  129. Provins
  130. Quedlinburg
  131. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  132. Redwood
  133. Regensburg
  134. Reims
  135. Rhaetian Railway
  136. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  137. Riga
  138. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  139. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  140. Rome
  141. Roskilde Cathedral
  142. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  143. Saltaire
  144. Salzburg
  145. San Gimignano
  146. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  147. Schönbrunn
  148. Semmering Railway
  149. Serra de Tramuntana
  150. Seville
  151. Siena
  152. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  153. Skocjan Caves
  154. Skogskyrkogarden
  155. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  156. Speyer Cathedral
  157. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  158. Split
  159. Statue of Liberty
  160. Stevns Klint
  161. Stoclet House
  162. Stralsund and Wismar
  163. Strasbourg
  164. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  165. Sukhothai
  166. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  167. Taos Pueblo
  168. Te Wahipounamu
  169. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  170. The Four Lifts
  171. Toledo
  172. Torun
  173. Tower of London
  174. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  175. Trebic
  176. Trier
  177. Trogir
  178. Tugendhat Villa
  179. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  180. Val d'Orcia
  181. Van Nellefabriek
  182. Vatican City
  183. Venetian Works of Defence
  184. Venice and its Lagoon
  185. Verona
  186. Versailles
  187. Vicenza
  188. Vienna
  189. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  190. Villa d'Este
  191. Vilnius
  192. Völklingen Ironworks
  193. Wadden Sea
  194. Warsaw
  195. Wartburg Castle
  196. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  197. Westminster
  198. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  199. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  200. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  201. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  202. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  203. Würzburg Residence
  204. Yellowstone
  205. Yosemite National Park
  206. Úbeda and Baeza
  1. Abbey of Kremsmünster (T)
  2. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  3. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  4. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  5. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  6. Central Park (T)
  7. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  8. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa (T)
  9. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  10. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  11. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  12. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  13. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  14. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  15. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  16. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  17. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  18. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  19. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  20. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  21. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  22. Grobiņa archaeological ensemble (T)
  23. Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower, Drinking Water and Decorative Fountains in Augsburg (T)
  24. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  25. Kahurangi National Park, Farewell Spit and Canaan karst system (T)
  26. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  27. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  28. Kuldîga Old Town in the Primeval Valley of the River Venta (T)
  29. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  30. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  31. Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)
  32. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  33. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  34. Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège (T)
  35. Les citadelles mosanes (T)
  36. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  37. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  38. Les villes bastionnées des Pays-Bas du nord-ouest de l'Europe (T)
  39. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  40. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  41. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (T)
  42. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)
  43. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  44. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  45. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  46. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  47. National Park "Hohe Tauern" (T)
  48. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  49. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  50. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  51. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  52. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  53. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  54. Paysage culturel minier des Monts Métallifères (Erzgebirge) (T)
  55. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  56. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  57. Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape (T)
  58. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  59. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  60. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  61. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  62. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  63. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  64. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  65. The Augustow Canal (Kanal Augustowski) (T)
  66. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  67. The Burren (T)
  68. The city of Bergamo (T)
  69. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  70. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  71. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  72. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  73. The Monastic City of Clonmacnoise and its Cultural Landscape (T)
  74. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  75. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  76. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  77. The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow (T)
  78. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  79. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  80. Varazdin - Historic Nucleus and Old Town (the Castle) (T)
  81. Velebit Mountain (T)
  82. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  83. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  84. Voormalige Nazorgkolonie en Sanatorium Zonnestraal (T)
  85. Waters and seabed of Fiordland (Te Moana O Atawhenua) (T)
  86. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)
  87. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)