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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 Jakob Frenzel

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.

The university, and the area around the cathedral is very authentic and historic. The Tourist information has a detailed exhibition on WHS. Very interesting town and good for a stopover from Newcastle to the south.

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Studley Royal Park Jakob Frenzel

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.

After the rain paused for a bit wen walked through the park. A  lot of pheasants walked around and made it an interesting experience. After a short walk we reached the ruin. It is the heart of the park and way older than the park itself. However it is not a ruin, but was never finished, at least thats what we learned in a documentary about Studley. The rest of the park is not that spectacular, but certainly a good example for English Garden Architecture.

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The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow (T) Jakob Frenzel

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 Jakob Frenzel

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.

The German Limes we haven't really visited yet.

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Lake District Jakob Frenzel

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: 180

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