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Jakob Frenzel
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 try to plan trips according to the locactions of WHS sites. That way we visited 18 sites in England 2018! And 28 sites on a trip to the Normandy. More trips like that are planned.

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 recommend it to every WHS enthusiast.


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Monastery of Alcobaça

Jakob Frenzel Germany - 10-Feb-21

Monastery of Alcobaça

October 2020 - our third and last WHS for that day. Unfortunately parts of it where under construction, so we could not e.g. marvel at the baroque facade. But inside there were many interesting elements again. Sacrophags of Portugals first kings and families. Beautiful fountains in the cloisters visited by numerous white doves. But the most unique part was the tiled kitchen. We originally  thought it was something like a hamam for the monks, due to the „bathtubs“ and pool-like tiled construction under the giant chimney. All in all another wonderful monastery which certainly deserves WHS status.

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Monastery of Batalha

Jakob Frenzel Germany - 08-Feb-21

Monastery of Batalha

October 2020 - this was our 2nd Whs visit that day. The giant and beautiful gothic monastery of Batalha. Before we entered we had a snack at the cafe just east of the monastery. The cathedral has some wonderful gothic elements but most stunning is the light. Due to the colorful windows there were green, red, yellow spots on the floors and spread a charming atmosphere. This followed us to the many separate parts of the cathedral. A curiosity of the buildings can be found in the unfinished chapel. Due to lack of money, the Kings rather wanted to finish Jeronimos Abbey in Lisbon and let it stand like this for another 500 years.

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Southwest Coast (T)

Jakob Frenzel Germany - 08-Feb-21

Southwest Coast (T)

October 2020 - since all Portuguese mainland WHS sites are north and east of Lisbon, we decided not to travel along the Algarve and Southwestcoast. However, friends of us where in Portugal at the same time, so we visited them in Vila Nova de Milfontes. It is a cozy little surfer town. North of it you can find the Praia de Malhao with its beautiful cliffs, sand beach and coastal vegetation. I am positive that this must be one of the most beautiful spots of Portugal’s coast. We spent a whole day here with our friends and daughter, were swimming in the cold waves of the Atlantic, got sunburned and had good enough impressions that we could leave the coast the next day to continue to Evora and Elvas.

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Convent of Christ in Tomar

Jakob Frenzel Germany - 12-Jan-21

Convent of Christ in Tomar

October 2020 - after sleeping in Coimbra we arrived in Tomar in the Late morning. You can drive up all the way to the  Convent which we didn’t know.so we were quite exhausted already. The small garden inside the fort is lovely with views at the foothills. We bought a combiticket 15€ for 3 WHS sites. Tomar has numerous rooms, courts and chapels. The architecture and flair is comparable with Alhambra. Orange trees, malioka tiles, springs, overall an authentic medieval complex. There is a golden chapel with the biggest wooden organpipe. The chapel very much reminded me of Aachen. Beware of the lady who sells her fruits outside the building. Apparently all from her garden but overpriced and overripe. But the lady is nice anyway!

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Desert of the Discalced Carmelites and Built Ensemble of the Palace-Hotel in Bussaco (T)

Jakob Frenzel Germany - 12-Jan-21

Desert of the Discalced Carmelites and Built Ensemble of the Palace-Hotel in Bussaco (T)

October 2020 - going south from Porto to Lisbon we still had a few spots to visit in between. Before going to Coimbra that day we drove into the national park of bussaco. You can buy a car ticket at the entrance booth for reasonable 5€. We drove up to the palace hotel and first had a long hike through the Tasmanian and American forests and found a mysterious cascade with water dripping downwards. Many exotic plants and trees are standing here and especially the many ferns make this spot look like a moderate-climate jungle. We did have a map but the paths are in very Bad shape so we found ourselves crawling under fallen trees or jumping over branches. Somehow we made it to the top again and still had time to circle the palace hotel

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Profile Data

Name
Jakob Frenzel
Country
Germany
Most Impressive
Grand Canyon, Cinque Terre and many more
Proposal
Saechsische Schweiz
Görlitz
Sequoia NP and many more
Rating Stats
Angkor 5
Sintra 4.5
Nancy 4
Oporto 4
Reims 4
Trier 4
Verona 4
Agrigento 3.5
Bamberg 3.5
Provins 3.5
Riga 3.5
Seville 3.5
Torun 3.5
Belem 3
Corvey 3
Elvas 3
Evora 2.5
Graz 2.5
Jelling 2.5
  1. Monastery of Alcobaça
  2. Monastery of Batalha
  3. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  4. University of Coimbra
  5. Mafra Palace, Convent and Royal Hunting Park
  6. Oporto
  7. Bom Jesus do Monte
  8. Guimarães
  9. Alto Douro
  10. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  11. Elvas
  12. Evora
  13. Holasovice
  14. Ayutthaya
  15. Sukhothai
  16. Angkor
  17. Classical Weimar
  18. Úbeda and Baeza
  19. Seville
  20. Cordoba
  21. Medina Azahara
  22. Wartburg Castle
  23. Gorham's Cave Complex
  24. Granada
  25. Antequera Dolmens Site
  26. Donana National Park
  27. Bamberg
  28. Graz
  29. Regensburg
  30. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  31. Verona
  32. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  33. Riga
  34. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  35. Hedeby and Danevirke
  36. Grand Canyon
  37. Grand Canyon
  38. Mesa Verde
  39. Jelling
  40. Chaco Culture
  41. Taos Pueblo
  42. Torun
  43. Christiansfeld
  44. Syracuse
  45. Vilnius
  46. Kernavë
  47. Curonian Spit
  48. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  49. Luther Memorials
  50. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  51. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  52. Trier
  53. City of Luxembourg
  54. Völklingen Ironworks
  55. Nancy
  56. Reims
  57. Champagne
  58. Provins
  59. Fontainebleau
  60. Chartres Cathedral
  61. Mont-Saint-Michel
  62. Le Havre
  63. Amiens Cathedral
  64. Fortifications of Vauban
  65. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  66. Belfries
  67. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  68. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  69. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  70. The Four Lifts
  71. Aachen Cathedral
  72. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  73. Cologne Cathedral
  74. Corvey
  75. Fagus Factory
  76. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  77. Val di Noto
  78. Villa Romana del Casale
  79. Agrigento
  80. Arab-Norman Palermo
  81. Isole Eolie
  82. Mount Etna
  83. Blenheim Palace
  84. Saltaire
  85. Derwent Valley Mills
  86. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  87. City of Bath
  88. Stonehenge
  89. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  90. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  91. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  92. Gwynedd Castles
  93. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  94. Studley Royal Park
  95. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  96. Lake District
  97. Liverpool
  98. Ironbridge Gorge
  99. Grand Place, Brussels
  100. Semmering Railway
  101. Vienna
  102. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  103. Schönbrunn
  104. Salzburg
  1. Abbey of Kremsmünster (T)
  2. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  3. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  4. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  5. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  6. Desert of the Discalced Carmelites and Built Ensemble of the Palace-Hotel in Bussaco (T)
  7. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  8. Central Park (T)
  9. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  10. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa (T)
  11. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  12. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  13. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  14. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  15. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  16. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  17. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  18. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  19. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  20. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  21. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  22. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  23. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  24. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  25. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  26. Grobiņa archaeological ensemble (T)
  27. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  28. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  29. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  30. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  31. Kahurangi National Park, Farewell Spit and Canaan karst system (T)
  32. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  33. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  34. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  35. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  36. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  37. Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège (T)
  38. Les citadelles mosanes (T)
  39. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  40. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  41. Les villes bastionnées des Pays-Bas du nord-ouest de l'Europe (T)
  42. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  43. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  44. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  45. Montado, Cultural Landscape (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. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  53. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  54. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  55. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  56. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  57. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  58. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  59. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in Portugal (T)
  60. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  61. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  62. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  63. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  64. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  65. Southwest Coast (T)
  66. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  67. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  68. The Augustow Canal (Kanal Augustowski) (T)
  69. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  70. The Burren (T)
  71. The city of Bergamo (T)
  72. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  73. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  74. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  75. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  76. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  77. The Monastic City of Clonmacnoise and its Cultural Landscape (T)
  78. The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia (T)
  79. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  80. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  81. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  82. The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow (T)
  83. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  84. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  85. Varazdin (T)
  86. Velebit Mountain (T)
  87. Vila Viçosa, Renaissance ducal town (T)
  88. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  89. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  90. Waters and seabed of Fiordland (Te Moana O Atawhenua) (T)
  91. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)
  92. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Southwest Coast (T)
  2. Desert of the Discalced Carmelites and Built Ensemble of the Palace-Hotel in Bussaco (T)
  3. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  4. Vila Viçosa, Renaissance ducal town (T)
  5. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  6. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  7. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  8. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  9. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  10. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  11. Grobiņa archaeological ensemble (T)
  12. The Augustow Canal (Kanal Augustowski) (T)
  13. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  14. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  15. Kuldīga (Goldingen) (T)
  16. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  17. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  18. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  19. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  20. Domaine de Fontainebleau : château, jardins, parc et forêt (T)
  21. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  22. Voormalige Nazorgkolonie en Sanatorium Zonnestraal (T)
  23. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  24. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  25. Les citadelles mosanes (T)
  26. The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia (T)
  27. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  28. Shakespeare's Stratford (T)
  29. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  30. "SS Gt Britain" (T)
  31. The Twin Monastery of Wearmouth Jarrow (T)
  32. Menai + Conwy Bridges (T)
  33. Caerleon legionary fortress (T)
  34. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  35. National Park Hohe Tauern (T)
  36. Abbey of Kremsmünster (T)
  37. The Fortress of Terezín (T)