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Klaus Freisinger
Klaus Freisinger.

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

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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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Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 18-Apr-19

Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

The reviews of this site are not very enthusiastic, but seem to stem from the fact that most people only visited the Georgium, which is the most central component and is located right across the street from the Bauhaus masters' houses in Dessau. I took a walk there as well, but since this is basically just a city park with some Baroque landscaping features added, I can understand why nobody was overwhelmed. The main part of this site, the Wörlitz Park, is much larger and provides a much nicer experience

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Margravial Opera House

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 30-Dec-18

Margravial Opera House

With the restoration works finally complete after a long six years, the Margravial Opera House again shines in all its glory, and it is really a fascinating site to visit. Granted, from the outside, it looks rather inconspicuous - I actually walked right past it the first time. Inside, however, it is exceptionally beautiful, and you can really imagine what it must have been like to watch a performance in the 18th century. As stated below, you buy your ticket and wait for a time slot (I visited in November first thing in the morning and there were only a few people there, but when I left, it was completely crowded), then you can walk around freely. There is a short film, and a lady also went to the stage to give a little talk about the history and renovation

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Medina Azahara

Klaus Freisinger Austria - 04-Jul-18

On a trip to Córdoba and Granada a few years ago, I visited the ruins of Medina Azahara (Madinat al-Zahra), about 8 km to the west of Córdoba (there are trips organized by the tourist office). The Caliph of Córdoba had this palace town built in the 10th century, but it only lasted a few decades. Only a fraction is excavated, but it is a fascinating archaeological site to visit and walk around in, and there is a very interesting museum. It could have been inscribed as an extension of the Córdoba WHS, but considering its great archaeological potential, it’s just as well that it is a separate site

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