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Werner Huber Profile

Although travelling since 35 years I'm limited to 6 weeks vacation per year and public holidays. Having harvested most of the low hanging fruit the pace of WH visits may slow down now. In addition there are plenty of nice places to see which are not on the list.

Aug 26 - Sep 11, 2010: visited Northhumbria (Hadrian's wall), Scotland (New Lanark, Orkney) and Northern Ireland (Giant's Causeway).
Aug 3, 2010: Inherited Albi and Amsterdam from the new WH inscriptions.
July-Aug, 2010: We explored the middle of England starting and ending in Liverpool. Included the Edwardian Castles, Pontcysyllan, Derwent Mills, Saltair, Stuley Royal and Durham.
June 18-22, 2010: A roundtrip to Cracow brought us to the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and to the impressive salt mine in Wieliczka.
June 3-7, 2010: We made a 5 day roundtrip throgh Southern Albania and visited Butrint, Berat and Gjirokaster. Besides being a very valuable cultural experience we learned that Albania is a pleasant, lively and friendly country with a much more modern and up-to-date appearance than expected. I can only encourage people to go there for a visit.
April 1, 2010: Visited La Chaux de Fonds and Le Locle, founding locations of the Swiss watch industry.
October09: Had a nice round trip through Central Anatolia and could visit Göreme, Nemrut, Divrigi,
Hatusha and Safranbolu.
October09: A pleasant week i Cyprus allowed us to visit all 3 heritage sites.
August09: Had a ride on the Rhaetian Railway from Thusis to Terano and back.
August09: Spent 4 nice days in Tallinn

July09: On a round-trip through Romania we visited 6 of the 7 WH sites there, the Danube delta has to wait for another opportunity

June09: By the decisions taken by the 33rd session of the WH-comittee I lost a site and I gained 3 others visited previously.

June09: We visited the old Town of Torun and the Castle of the Teutonic Order of Malbork.

May 09: Classical Weimar and the Wartburg were our target locations of our long weekend trip.

April/May 09: Visited a number of the Wooden Churches in Slovakia, Zamolcz in Poland and L'viv in the Ukraine.

April 09: A sidestep from a business trip to Shanghai allowed the visit of the old gardens of Suzhou.

April 09: A spring tour including the 'Semana Santa' brought us to several heritage sites in central Spain, to El Escoreal, Segovia, Avila, Salamance, Toledo, Ubeda, Baeza, Aranjuez and Alcalŕ de Henares. Storks, medieval cities and Easter processions dominated the trip.

Feb 09: Visited the iSimangaliso wetland park including some spectacular animal sightings

Feb 09: Visited the South African heritage site of Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs.


Oct 2008: Visited the Modernism Housing Estates in Berlin.

Sep 2008: We toured through western parts of France and visited Bordeaux, St. Emilion, St. Savin and Bourges.

Aug 2008: A round trip through northern Italy brought e to Sabbioneta (visited Mantua already some years back) and also to Genoa.

July 2008: Lyon, Arc-et-Senans in France and Lavaux in Switzerland. I also 'inherited' San Marino when it was insribed in 2008.

July 2008: A turn through mid Portugal and through the Estremadura region in western Spain brought us to the monasteries of Alcobaca, Batalha, Guadalupe, to the historic towns of Carceres, Merida and Evora, to the convent of Tomar and to Sintra.

March 2008: We visited the baroque towns of the Val di Noto, both a cultural and also a culinary highlight. Unfortunately there was quite stormy wheather during our visit so we couldn't get to the Aeolian Islands as all ferry connections have been suspended due to high waves.

Feb 2008: We just returned from a 4 weeks trip to Chile with Easter Island as the top hilite. I could also celebrate my 300th world heritage on the terrace of a pittoresque hotel in Valparaiso

April / May 2008:
Our planned trip to the Aeolean Islands was literally blown away due to strong winds and generally bad weather. The weather was however sufficient for a nice visit to the late baroque towns in Sicily. During a 4 day trip to Belgium I could also visit the mines of Spiennes and the Plantin-Moretus House.
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Tomb of Askia 16-Feb-11

We visited Gao as part of our Mali-trip in Jan 2011. For security reasons triggered by the issues between governments in the Sahel area and Sahara terrorist groups we were advised not to stay overnight in Gao, so we came early in the morning from Hombori and returned the same afternoon.

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Sewell Mining Town

We visited Sewell in February 2008 encountering some difficulties. There is a homepage (www.sewell.cl) for sewell by CODELCO, the state owned company, which runs several mines, amongs them El Teniente, to which the mining town of Sewell belongs.

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Potala Palace

It was a long awaited wish of mine to see the Potala palace in person and after several years of trying it came true in May 2007. It really is a breathtaking view and despite all the attempts of the Chinese government to profane it the Potala spreads out an overwhelming aura of spirituality. The neverending stream of pilgrims circulating round it underlines this spirituality.

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Coa Valley and Siega Verde

Coa Valley and Siega Verde by Werner Huber

We visited the WHS of the rock drawings as part of our trip through northern Portugal. The drive up the Douro Valley is beatiful anyway but I wouldn't have gone that far if there was no WHS.

We had prearranged a tour with the park rangers and the Coa Valley turned out to be a beautiful and tranquil place. There were no tourists there whatsoever, good on one hand but whether the park will ever be able to economically justify itself, is doubtful.

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Anjar

Anjar by Werner Huber

We reached Anjar from Damascus coming from a round trip thru Syria in early April 2006. Anjar was our first WH site in Lebanon just a few miles from the Syrian border. It was particularely breathtaking seeing the snowtapped Lebanon heights forming the pitoresque background to the remains of the palace of Calif Walid.

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Name: Werner Huber

Country: Austria

Visited WHS: 500

Most Impressive: Petra, Jordan

Proposal New WHS: Jerash, Jordan

Update 2018-07-15 07:24:14

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and AltenmĂĽnster of Lorsch
  3. Abbey of St Gall
  4. Acropolis
  5. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  6. Agra Fort
  7. Agrigento
  8. Albi
  9. Alcala de Henares
  10. Aleppo
  11. Altamira Cave
  12. Alto Douro
  13. Amiens Cathedral
  14. Amphitheater of El Jem
  15. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  16. Ancient Kyoto
  17. Ancient Nara
  18. Ancient Thebes
  19. Angkor
  20. Anjar
  21. Aquileia
  22. Arab-Norman Palermo
  23. Aranjuez
  24. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  25. Arequipa
  26. Arles
  27. Armenian Monastic Ensembles
  28. Assisi
  29. Asturian Monuments
  30. Atapuerca
  31. Auschwitz Birkenau
  32. Avignon
  33. Avila
  34. Baalbek
  35. Bahla Fort
  36. Bahá’i Holy Places
  37. Bamberg
  38. Banska Stiavnica
  39. Bardejov Town
  40. Battir
  41. Bauhaus Sites
  42. Beemster Polder
  43. Belem
  44. Belfries
  45. Bellinzone
  46. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  47. Berat and Gjirokastra
  48. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  49. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  50. Bethlehem
  51. Biblical Tells
  52. Bisotun
  53. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  54. Blenheim Palace
  55. Bordeaux
  56. Bosra
  57. Botanical Garden, Padua
  58. Bourges Cathedral
  59. Boyana Church
  60. Brugge
  61. Bryggen
  62. BrĂş na BĂłinne
  63. Budapest
  64. Bukhara
  65. Burgos Cathedral
  66. Burgundy
  67. Bursa and Cumalikizik
  68. Butrint
  69. Byblos
  70. Caceres
  71. Calakmul
  72. CamagĂĽey
  73. Campeche
  74. Canal du Midi
  75. Canterbury
  76. Cape Floral Region
  77. Castel del Monte
  78. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  79. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  80. Causses and CĂ©vennes
  81. Centennial Hall
  82. Cesky Krumlov
  83. Chartres Cathedral
  84. Chichen-Itza
  85. Chitwan National Park
  86. Choirokoitia
  87. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  88. Churches of Chiloé
  89. Churches of Moldavia
  90. Churches of Peace
  91. Cienfuegos
  92. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  93. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  94. City of Bath
  95. City of Luxembourg
  96. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  97. Classical Weimar
  98. Cliff of Bandiagara
  99. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  100. Cologne Cathedral
  101. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  102. Cordoba
  103. Corvey
  104. Costiera Amalfitana
  105. Crac des Chevaliers
  106. Cracow
  107. Crespi d'Adda
  108. Cuenca
  109. Cuzco
  110. Cyrene
  111. Dacian Fortresses
  112. Damascus
  113. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  114. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  115. Derwent Valley Mills
  116. Divrigi
  117. Djenné
  118. Dolomites
  119. Dougga/Thugga
  120. Drottningholm
  121. Dubrovnik
  122. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  123. Early Christian Necropolis of PĂ©cs
  124. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  125. Edinburgh
  126. El Escurial
  127. Engelsberg Ironworks
  128. Ephesus
  129. Epidaurus
  130. Etruscan Necropolises
  131. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  132. Everglades
  133. Evora
  134. Fagus Factory
  135. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  136. Fatehpur Sikri
  137. Ferrara
  138. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  139. First Coffee Plantations
  140. Flemish BĂ©guinages
  141. Florence
  142. Fontainebleau
  143. Forth Bridge
  144. Fortifications of Vauban
  145. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  146. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  147. Fossil Hominid Sites
  148. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  149. Gammelstad
  150. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  151. Gardens and Castle at KromerĂ­z
  152. Genbaku Dome
  153. Genoa
  154. Ghadames
  155. Giant's Causeway
  156. Glacier parks
  157. Golestan Palace
  158. Granada
  159. Grand Canyon
  160. Grand Place, Brussels
  161. Graz
  162. Great Barrier Reef
  163. Great Wall
  164. Grimeton Radio Station
  165. GuimarĂŁes
  166. Gulf of Porto
  167. Gwynedd Castles
  168. Göreme NP
  169. Ha Long Bay
  170. Haghpat and Sanahin
  171. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  172. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  173. Hattusha
  174. Heritage of Mercury
  175. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  176. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  177. Himeji-jo
  178. Historic Cairo
  179. Hoi An
  180. Holasovice
  181. Hollókö
  182. Holy Trinity Column
  183. Hortobágy
  184. Horyu-ji Area
  185. Humayun's Tomb
  186. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
  187. Hué
  188. Ibiza
  189. Ichkeul National Park
  190. Iguacu
  191. Iguazu National Park
  192. Imperial Palace
  193. Imperial Tombs
  194. Incense Route of the Negev
  195. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  196. Ironbridge Gorge
  197. Istanbul
  198. Itchan Kala
  199. Itsukushima Shrine
  200. Jantar Mantar
  201. Jelling
  202. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  203. Kairouan
  204. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  205. Karlskrona
  206. Kathmandu Valley
  207. Kazan Kremlin
  208. Kerkuane
  209. Kew Gardens
  210. Kinderdijk
  211. Kotor
  212. Kremlin and Red Square
  213. Kronborg Castle
  214. Ksar of AĂŻt Ben Haddou
  215. Kutna Hora
  216. L'viv
  217. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  218. La Lonja de la Seda
  219. Land of Frankincense
  220. Las Medulas
  221. Laurisilva of Madeira
  222. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  223. Le Havre
  224. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  225. Leptis Magna
  226. Lima
  227. Litomysl Castle
  228. Liverpool
  229. Loire Valley
  230. Longobards in Italy
  231. Los Glaciares
  232. Luther Memorials
  233. Lyon
  234. LĂĽbeck
  235. Macao
  236. Machu Picchu
  237. Madara Rider
  238. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  239. Major Town Houses
  240. Malbork Castle
  241. Maloti Drakensberg
  242. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  243. Margravial Opera House
  244. Maritime Greenwich
  245. Masada
  246. Masjed-e Jâme'
  247. Matera
  248. Maulbronn Monastery
  249. Mazagan
  250. Medina of Essaouira
  251. Medina of Fez
  252. Medina of Marrakesh
  253. Medina of Sousse
  254. Medina of Tunis
  255. Medina of TĂ©touan
  256. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  257. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  258. Meknes
  259. Mesa Verde
  260. Messel Pit
  261. Modena
  262. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  263. Monastery of Alcobaça
  264. Monastery of Batalha
  265. Monastery of Geghard
  266. Monastery of Horezu
  267. Mont-Saint-Michel
  268. Mostar
  269. Mount Carmel Caves
  270. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  271. Mount Etna
  272. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  273. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  274. Muskauer Park
  275. My Son
  276. Mycenae and Tiryns
  277. Mystras
  278. MĂ©rida
  279. Nancy
  280. Naples
  281. Nasca Lines
  282. Necropolis of Bet She'arim
  283. Nemrut Dag
  284. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  285. Neolithic Orkney
  286. Nessebar
  287. New Lanark
  288. Ngorongoro
  289. Nikko
  290. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  291. Nubian Monuments
  292. Ohrid Region
  293. Old City of Acre
  294. Old City of Berne
  295. Old City of Jerusalem
  296. Old Havana
  297. Olympia
  298. Olympic National Park
  299. Oporto
  300. Orange
  301. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  302. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  303. Palenque
  304. Palmeral of Elche
  305. Palmyra
  306. Pannonhalma
  307. Paphos
  308. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  309. Pasargadae
  310. Peninsula Valdes
  311. Pergamon
  312. Persepolis
  313. Persian Garden
  314. Petra
  315. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  316. Pienza
  317. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  318. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  319. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  320. Plitvice Lakes
  321. Poblet Monastery
  322. Pompei
  323. Pont du Gard
  324. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  325. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  326. Potala Palace
  327. Potsdam
  328. Prague
  329. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  330. Provins
  331. Pyramids (Memphis)
  332. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  333. Qadisha Valley
  334. Quedlinburg
  335. Quseir Amra
  336. Qutb Minar
  337. Québec
  338. Rabat
  339. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  340. Rapa Nui
  341. Ravenna
  342. Red Fort
  343. Redwood
  344. Regensburg
  345. Reichenau
  346. Reims
  347. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  348. Rhaetian Railway
  349. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  350. Riga
  351. Rila Monastery
  352. Robben Island
  353. Rock Art of Alta
  354. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  355. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  356. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  357. Roman Walls of Lugo
  358. Rome
  359. Roskilde Cathedral
  360. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  361. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  362. Royal Palace at Caserta
  363. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  364. Sabratha
  365. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  366. Safranbolu
  367. Saint-Emilion
  368. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  369. Salamanca
  370. Saltaire
  371. Salzburg
  372. Samarkand
  373. San Gimignano
  374. San Marino and Mount Titano
  375. San Pedro de la Roca Castle
  376. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  377. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  378. Santiago de Compostela
  379. Sceilg MhichĂ­l
  380. Schokland
  381. Schönbrunn
  382. Segovia
  383. Selimiye Mosque
  384. Semmering Railway
  385. Serengeti
  386. Serra de Tramuntana
  387. Seville
  388. Sewell Mining Town
  389. Shakhrisyabz
  390. Shushtar
  391. Siena
  392. Sighisoara
  393. Sintra
  394. Site of Carthage
  395. Skocjan Caves
  396. Skogskyrkogarden
  397. Soltaniyeh
  398. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  399. Speyer Cathedral
  400. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  401. Split
  402. St. Petersburg
  403. Statue of Liberty
  404. Stoclet House
  405. Stonehenge
  406. Stralsund and Wismar
  407. Strasbourg
  408. Struve Geodetic Arc
  409. Studley Royal Park
  410. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  411. Summer Palace
  412. Susa
  413. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  414. Sydney Opera House
  415. Syracuse
  416. Tabriz Bazaar
  417. Taj Mahal
  418. Takht-e Soleyman
  419. Tallinn
  420. Tarraco
  421. Tchogha Zanbil
  422. Telc
  423. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  424. Temple of Heaven
  425. Thang Long
  426. The Four Lifts
  427. The trulli of Alberobello
  428. Thingvellir
  429. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  430. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  431. Timbuktu
  432. Tokaji Wine Region
  433. Toledo
  434. Tomb of Askia
  435. Torun
  436. Tower of Hercules
  437. Tower of London
  438. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  439. Trebic
  440. Trier
  441. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  442. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  443. Trogir
  444. Troy
  445. Tugendhat Villa
  446. Tyre
  447. Uluru
  448. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  449. Urbino
  450. Urnes Stave Church
  451. Uxmal
  452. Val d'Orcia
  453. Val di Noto
  454. Vall de Boi
  455. Valletta
  456. Valparaiso
  457. Van Nellefabriek
  458. Vatican City
  459. Venice and its Lagoon
  460. Verona
  461. Versailles
  462. Vicenza
  463. Victoria Falls
  464. Vienna
  465. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  466. Villa Romana del Casale
  467. Villa d'Este
  468. Villages with Fortified Churches
  469. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  470. Vizcaya Bridge
  471. Viñales Valley
  472. Vlkolinec
  473. Volubilis
  474. VĂ©zelay
  475. Vézère Valley
  476. Völklingen Ironworks
  477. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  478. Wadi Rum
  479. Warsaw
  480. Wartburg Castle
  481. West Norwegian Fjords
  482. Westminster
  483. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  484. White City of Tel-Aviv
  485. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  486. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  487. Wooden Churches of Maramures
  488. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  489. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  490. Works of Antoni GaudĂ­
  491. WĂĽrzburg Residence
  492. Xanthos-Letoon
  493. Yaroslavl
  494. Yellowstone
  495. Yosemite National Park
  496. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  497. Zamosc
  498. Zollverein
  499. iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  500. Ăšbeda and Baeza