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Klaus Freisinger
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I like the concept of World Heritage, and I like to travel, so combining these two is very enjoyable. However, I don't travel outside of Europe that often, so my ultimate goal would be to visit all WH sites in Europe.

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Delos

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 17-Oct-19

Delos

Delos is famous for both mythological and actual historic reasons. It was supposedly the birthplace of Apollo and his sister Artemis, and was thus revered as a sacred site from earliest times. The mighty statue of Apollo was considered to be the most sacred site in Greece (only the base survives today). The island was thus a destination for countless pilgrims, and not only hosted a famous oracle and the Delian Festival, but also the main slave market of the Mediterranean world. During the time of the Delian league and the Athenian hegemony on the seas, it was the location of the league's huge treasury

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Water Management System of Augsburg

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 08-Jul-19

Water Management System of Augsburg

Augsburg is a great historic city with many interesting features and one would have expected a nomination of the historic centre and/or the Fuggerei (the social housing complex built by the world's wealthiest family at the time). The nomination of the water management system came as a bit of a surprise to me, but I guess this is a way to stand out from the crowd of medieval cities and to put a more unique angle on their historic heritage. It's of course not the only WH site focussing on water management, but it does give a rare overview of its historic development from Roman and medieval to modern times. Basically any visit to Augsburg will bring you in contact with this site, and it is very pleasant to walk through this historic city and admire its many beautiful buildings

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Vizcaya Bridge

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 08-Jul-19

Vizcaya Bridge

A short trip to the great city of Bilbao can be easily combined with an excursion to this unique bridge. There are both metro and train lines to Portugalete and Getxo (the towns on each riverbank) and it's just a short walk from the stations. Of course, you can see its impressive silhouette from far away already. The easiest way to use the bridge is to hop on a gondola, which runs every few minutes and only costs 45 cents for pedestrians (of course more for cyclists, motorbikers and cars). The downside is that you don't see a lot of the bridge above you, so for serious visitors, a tour of the footbridge on top is recommended (10 euros). First you walk to the platform above the ticket/souvenir shop, where you will be picked up by a guide and shown the way to the lift

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Luther Memorials

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 30-Apr-19

Luther Memorials

For anyone interested in history, this is a great site to visit, even though, as mentioned in some other reviews, the authenticity of some of the components is at least questionable. The famous Schlosskirche, for instance, was heavily damaged during the Seven Years' War, and the door where Luther posted his 95 Theses, and which can therefore be considered the birthplace of the Protestant faith, was destroyed by fire. What you can see now is just a 19th-century replica. The church itself is still quite impressive and an interesting place to visit (especially for the tombs of Luther and Melanchthon). Equally impressive is St

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Naumburg Cathedral

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 21-Apr-19

Naumburg Cathedral

Naumburg Cathedral is clearly not the first cathedral on the list and it's a fair guess that it won't be the last, but I have to say it is one of the nicest ones - by which I mean that it is really well-preserved, with hardly any post-medieval alterations, and gives the look and feel of an authentic church from the Middle Ages. Its four towers can be seen from far away, and its interior is full of fine late Romance and early Gothic archiecture, especially the works by the so-called Naumburg Master. There is also a very nice cloister and a treasury

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Name
Klaus Freisinger
Country
Austria
Most Impressive
Rome and Grand Canyon
Proposal
Mount Vesuvius and Phlegreian Fields, Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge, Windsor Castle, Death Valley National Park, Old Town of Hall in Tirol and Schwaz Silver Mines, Historic Centre of Innsbruck and Ambras Castle, Bavarian Royal Castles, Moon Landing Sites: Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center and Houston/Johnson Space Center (Mission Control)

Recently Visited WHS

Update 17.10.19
Rating Stats
Rome 5
Uluru 5
Acropolis 4.5
Florence 4.5
Granada 4.5
Ravenna 4.5
Belem 4
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Delos 4
Pompei 4
Prague 4
Sintra 4
Toledo 4
Trier 4
Vienna 4
Aquileia 3.5
Arles 3.5
Assisi 3.5
Dolomites 3.5
Dubrovnik 3.5
Epidaurus 3.5
Graz 3.5
Kairouan 3.5
Mérida 3.5
Naples 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Québec 3.5
Reims 3.5
Segovia 3.5
Siena 3.5
Split 3.5
Tallinn 3.5
Valletta 3.5
Verona 3.5
Visby 3.5
Avila 3
Corfu 3
Elvas 3
Ibiza 3
Kotor 3
Matera 3
Nancy 3
Riga 3
Telc 3
Trogir 3
Urbino 3
Albi 2.5
Aranjuez 2.5
Belfries 2.5
Cuenca 2.5
Evora 2.5
Ferrara 2.5
Genoa 2.5
Jelling 2.5
Kernavë 2.5
Liverpool 2.5
Modena 2.5
Provins 2.5
Trebic 2.5
Warsaw 2
  1. Delos
  2. Water Management System of Augsburg
  3. Vizcaya Bridge
  4. Luther Memorials
  5. Naumburg Cathedral
  6. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  7. Margravial Opera House
  8. Medina Azahara
  9. Serra de Tramuntana
  10. Old City of Berne
  11. Riga
  12. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  13. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  14. Völklingen Ironworks
  15. Caves and Ice Age Art
  16. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  17. Belem
  18. Sintra
  19. Monastery of Batalha
  20. Monastery of Alcobaça
  21. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  22. Evora
  23. Elvas
  24. Aranjuez
  25. Alcala de Henares
  26. Cuenca
  27. Studley Royal Park
  28. Liverpool
  29. Saltaire
  30. Vilnius
  31. Giant's Causeway
  32. New Lanark
  33. Kernavë
  34. Forth Bridge
  35. Le Havre
  36. Speyer Cathedral
  37. Ferrara
  38. Ravenna
  39. La Fortaleza
  40. Santo Domingo
  41. Everglades
  42. Bauhaus Sites
  43. Classical Weimar
  44. Wartburg Castle
  45. Vézère Valley
  46. Canal du Midi
  47. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  48. Albi
  49. Arles
  50. Pont du Gard
  51. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  52. Flemish Béguinages
  53. Van Nellefabriek
  54. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  55. Messel Pit
  56. Villa d'Este
  57. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  58. Toledo
  59. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  60. Mérida
  61. Caceres
  62. Salamanca
  63. Avila
  64. Segovia
  65. El Escurial
  66. Pannonhalma
  67. Centennial Hall
  68. Churches of Peace
  69. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  70. Warsaw
  71. Quedlinburg
  72. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  73. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  74. St. George, Bermuda
  75. Maulbronn Monastery
  76. Crespi d'Adda
  77. Genoa
  78. Modena
  79. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  80. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  81. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  82. Stonehenge
  83. Blenheim Palace
  84. Kew Gardens
  85. Dolomites
  86. Durmitor National Park
  87. Kotor
  88. Dubrovnik
  89. Stari Grad Plain
  90. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  91. Trogir
  92. Split
  93. Cordoba
  94. Úbeda and Baeza
  95. Ibiza
  96. Palmeral of Elche
  97. La Lonja de la Seda
  98. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  99. Fortifications of Vauban
  100. Saint-Emilion
  101. Bordeaux
  102. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  103. Mont-Saint-Michel
  104. Roskilde Cathedral
  105. Jelling
  106. Kronborg Castle
  107. Rhaetian Railway
  108. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  109. Laurisilva of Madeira
  110. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  111. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  112. Grimeton Radio Station
  113. Karlskrona
  114. Southern Öland
  115. Skogskyrkogarden
  116. Birka and Hovgarden
  117. Engelsberg Ironworks
  118. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  119. Longobards in Italy
  120. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  121. Beemster Polder
  122. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  123. Banska Stiavnica
  124. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  125. Bardejov Town
  126. San Marino and Mount Titano
  127. Urbino
  128. Cahokia Mounds
  129. Bamberg
  130. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  131. Valletta
  132. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  133. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  134. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  135. Muskauer Park
  136. Reichenau
  137. Abbey of St Gall
  138. Würzburg Residence
  139. Provins
  140. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  141. Holy Trinity Column
  142. Litomysl Castle
  143. Visby
  144. Drottningholm
  145. Plitvice Lakes
  146. Regensburg
  147. Auschwitz Birkenau
  148. Cracow
  149. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  150. Aquileia
  151. Kinderdijk
  152. Skocjan Caves
  153. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  154. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  155. Bourges Cathedral
  156. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  157. Amiens Cathedral
  158. Belfries
  159. Assisi
  160. Olympia
  161. Epidaurus
  162. Poblet Monastery
  163. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  164. Tarraco
  165. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  166. West Norwegian Fjords
  167. Pyramids (Memphis)
  168. Historic Cairo
  169. Ancient Thebes
  170. Nubian Monuments
  171. Potsdam
  172. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  173. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  174. Tallinn
  175. Fontainebleau
  176. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  177. Versailles
  178. Loire Valley
  179. Chartres Cathedral
  180. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  181. Zollverein
  182. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  183. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  184. Castel del Monte
  185. Matera
  186. The trulli of Alberobello
  187. Trier
  188. Cologne Cathedral
  189. Aachen Cathedral
  190. Kutna Hora
  191. Tugendhat Villa
  192. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  193. Holasovice
  194. Telc
  195. Trebic
  196. Corfu
  197. Sydney Opera House
  198. Monticello
  199. Edinburgh
  200. Reims
  201. Nancy
  202. Strasbourg
  203. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  204. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  205. Mount Athos
  206. City of Bath
  207. Meteora
  208. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  209. Thessalonika
  210. Westminster
  211. Acropolis
  212. Tower of London
  213. Maritime Greenwich
  214. Schönbrunn
  215. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  216. Canterbury
  217. Rome
  218. Grand Place, Brussels
  219. Brugge
  220. Vienna
  221. Vatican City
  222. City of Luxembourg
  223. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  224. Great Barrier Reef
  225. Cesky Krumlov
  226. Prague
  227. Greater Blue Mountains
  228. Bryggen
  229. Pompei
  230. Québec
  231. Costiera Amalfitana
  232. Independence Hall
  233. Venice and its Lagoon
  234. Statue of Liberty
  235. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  236. Semmering Railway
  237. Florence
  238. Site of Carthage
  239. Budapest
  240. Kakadu National Park
  241. Medina of Tunis
  242. Olympic National Park
  243. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  244. Siena
  245. Kairouan
  246. Verona
  247. Medina of Sousse
  248. Amphitheater of El Jem
  249. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  250. Naples
  251. Salzburg
  252. Uluru
  253. Graz
  254. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  255. Granada
  256. Grand Canyon

Reviewed TWHS

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Atacama Desert
  3. Cape York and the islands of the Torres Strait
  4. Death Valley National Park
  5. Ephesus
  6. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  7. Lake Titicaca
  8. Minoan palaces of Crete
  9. Monte Verde
  10. Mt Kailash
  11. Naica Cave: Cave of the Crystals
  12. Neuschwanstein Castle
  13. Okavango Delta
  14. Sites Mégalithiques de Carnac
  15. Svalbard
  16. The Archaeological Site of Göbeklitepe
  17. The Sacred Complex of Babylon
  18. Torres del Paine National Park
  19. Ur
  20. Vatnajökull National Park

Top 200 WHS

  1. Mount Etna
  2. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  3. Hawaii Volcanoes
  4. Isole Eolie
  5. Brasilia
  6. Cordoba
  7. Salzburg
  8. Edinburgh
  9. Toledo
  10. Prague
  11. Sana'a
  12. Old City of Jerusalem
  13. Rome
  14. Istanbul
  15. Venice and its Lagoon
  16. Canal du Midi
  17. Semmering Railway
  18. Mountain Railways of India
  19. Qhapaq Ñan
  20. Silk Roads
  21. Angkor
  22. Vézère Valley
  23. Altamira Cave
  24. Danube Delta
  25. Everglades
  26. Lake Malawi
  27. Iguacu
  28. Plitvice Lakes
  29. iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  30. Iguazu National Park
  31. Okavango Delta
  32. Lake Baikal
  33. Victoria Falls
  34. Pantanal
  35. Kenya Lake System
  36. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  37. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  38. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  39. Neolithic Orkney
  40. Brú na Bóinne
  41. Kakadu National Park
  42. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  43. Nasca Lines
  44. Çatalhöyük
  45. Stonehenge
  46. Copan
  47. Uxmal
  48. Tiwanaku
  49. Chichen-Itza
  50. Teotihuacan
  51. Chaco Culture
  52. Classical Weimar
  53. Valletta
  54. Riga
  55. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  56. St. Petersburg
  57. Florence
  58. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  59. Tyre
  60. Site of Carthage
  61. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  62. Fossil Hominid Sites
  63. Royal Palace at Caserta
  64. El Escurial
  65. Schönbrunn
  66. Potsdam
  67. Versailles
  68. Imperial Palace
  69. Rapa Nui
  70. Pasargadae
  71. Palmyra
  72. Nemrut Dag
  73. Petra
  74. Persepolis
  75. Maloti Drakensberg
  76. Dolomites
  77. Huascaran National Park
  78. Putorana Plateau
  79. Machu Picchu
  80. Kilimanjaro National Park
  81. Sagarmatha National Park
  82. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  83. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  84. Tower of London
  85. Castel del Monte
  86. Masada
  87. Great Wall
  88. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  89. Crac des Chevaliers
  90. Statue of Liberty
  91. Auschwitz Birkenau
  92. Regensburg
  93. Vilnius
  94. Longobards in Italy
  95. Avila
  96. Strasbourg
  97. Avignon
  98. Seville
  99. Santiago de Compostela
  100. Tallinn
  101. Arab-Norman Palermo
  102. Rhodes
  103. San Gimignano
  104. Budapest
  105. Brugge
  106. Vienna
  107. Cracow
  108. Dubrovnik
  109. Granada
  110. Siena
  111. Maritime Greenwich
  112. Cocos Island
  113. Wadden Sea
  114. Socotra Archipelago
  115. Peninsula Valdes
  116. Shark Bay
  117. Great Barrier Reef
  118. West Norwegian Fjords
  119. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  120. Cuzco
  121. South China Karst
  122. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  123. Mount Taishan
  124. Los Glaciares
  125. Te Wahipounamu
  126. Ilulissat Icefjord
  127. Tasmanian Wilderness
  128. Redwood
  129. Kinabalu Park
  130. Cape Floral Region
  131. Serengeti
  132. Ngorongoro
  133. Yellowstone
  134. Galapagos Islands
  135. Aldabra Atoll
  136. Gulf of California
  137. Ancient Kyoto
  138. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  139. Nahanni National Park
  140. Grand Canyon
  141. Ancient Thebes
  142. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  143. Salamanca
  144. Monticello
  145. Virunga National Park
  146. Tassili n'Ajjer
  147. Namib Sand Sea
  148. Fujisan
  149. Papahanaumokuakea
  150. Loire Valley
  151. Orkhon Valley
  152. Pergamon
  153. Uluru
  154. Persian Garden
  155. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  156. Thingvellir
  157. Lima
  158. Old Havana
  159. Santo Domingo
  160. Salvador de Bahia
  161. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  162. Quito
  163. Cartagena
  164. Potosi
  165. Québec
  166. Meroe
  167. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  168. Kremlin and Red Square
  169. Abbey of St Gall
  170. Canterbury
  171. Assisi
  172. Chartres Cathedral
  173. Mount Athos
  174. Westminster
  175. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  176. Vatican City
  177. Meteora
  178. Ravenna
  179. Bethlehem
  180. Aachen Cathedral
  181. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  182. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  183. Taj Mahal
  184. Pyramids (Memphis)
  185. Borobudur
  186. Potala Palace
  187. Kathmandu Valley
  188. Samarkand
  189. Kairouan
  190. Medina of Marrakesh
  191. Arles
  192. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  193. Pompei
  194. Ephesus
  195. Troy
  196. Acropolis
  197. Olympia
  198. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  199. Timbuktu
  200. Aksum