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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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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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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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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 08.07.19
Rating Stats
Rome 5
Uluru 5
Acropolis 4.5
Florence 4.5
Granada 4.5
Ravenna 4.5
Belem 4
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
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. Water Management System of Augsburg
  2. Vizcaya Bridge
  3. Luther Memorials
  4. Naumburg Cathedral
  5. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  6. Margravial Opera House
  7. Medina Azahara
  8. Serra de Tramuntana
  9. Old City of Berne
  10. Riga
  11. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  12. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  13. Völklingen Ironworks
  14. Caves and Ice Age Art
  15. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  16. Belem
  17. Sintra
  18. Monastery of Batalha
  19. Monastery of Alcobaça
  20. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  21. Evora
  22. Elvas
  23. Aranjuez
  24. Alcala de Henares
  25. Cuenca
  26. Studley Royal Park
  27. Liverpool
  28. Saltaire
  29. Vilnius
  30. Giant's Causeway
  31. New Lanark
  32. Kernavë
  33. Forth Bridge
  34. Le Havre
  35. Speyer Cathedral
  36. Ferrara
  37. Ravenna
  38. La Fortaleza
  39. Santo Domingo
  40. Everglades
  41. Bauhaus Sites
  42. Classical Weimar
  43. Wartburg Castle
  44. Vézère Valley
  45. Canal du Midi
  46. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  47. Albi
  48. Arles
  49. Pont du Gard
  50. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  51. Flemish Béguinages
  52. Van Nellefabriek
  53. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  54. Messel Pit
  55. Villa d'Este
  56. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  57. Toledo
  58. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  59. Mérida
  60. Caceres
  61. Salamanca
  62. Avila
  63. Segovia
  64. El Escurial
  65. Pannonhalma
  66. Centennial Hall
  67. Churches of Peace
  68. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  69. Warsaw
  70. Quedlinburg
  71. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  72. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  73. St. George, Bermuda
  74. Maulbronn Monastery
  75. Crespi d'Adda
  76. Genoa
  77. Modena
  78. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  79. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  80. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  81. Stonehenge
  82. Blenheim Palace
  83. Kew Gardens
  84. Dolomites
  85. Durmitor National Park
  86. Kotor
  87. Dubrovnik
  88. Stari Grad Plain
  89. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  90. Trogir
  91. Split
  92. Cordoba
  93. Úbeda and Baeza
  94. Ibiza
  95. Palmeral of Elche
  96. La Lonja de la Seda
  97. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  98. Fortifications of Vauban
  99. Saint-Emilion
  100. Bordeaux
  101. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  102. Mont-Saint-Michel
  103. Roskilde Cathedral
  104. Jelling
  105. Kronborg Castle
  106. Rhaetian Railway
  107. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  108. Laurisilva of Madeira
  109. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  110. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  111. Grimeton Radio Station
  112. Karlskrona
  113. Southern Öland
  114. Skogskyrkogarden
  115. Birka and Hovgarden
  116. Engelsberg Ironworks
  117. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  118. Longobards in Italy
  119. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  120. Beemster Polder
  121. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  122. Banska Stiavnica
  123. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  124. Bardejov Town
  125. San Marino and Mount Titano
  126. Urbino
  127. Cahokia Mounds
  128. Bamberg
  129. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  130. Valletta
  131. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  132. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  133. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  134. Muskauer Park
  135. Reichenau
  136. Abbey of St Gall
  137. Würzburg Residence
  138. Provins
  139. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  140. Holy Trinity Column
  141. Litomysl Castle
  142. Visby
  143. Drottningholm
  144. Plitvice Lakes
  145. Regensburg
  146. Auschwitz Birkenau
  147. Cracow
  148. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  149. Aquileia
  150. Kinderdijk
  151. Skocjan Caves
  152. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  153. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  154. Bourges Cathedral
  155. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  156. Amiens Cathedral
  157. Belfries
  158. Assisi
  159. Olympia
  160. Epidaurus
  161. Poblet Monastery
  162. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  163. Tarraco
  164. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  165. West Norwegian Fjords
  166. Pyramids (Memphis)
  167. Historic Cairo
  168. Ancient Thebes
  169. Nubian Monuments
  170. Potsdam
  171. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  172. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  173. Tallinn
  174. Fontainebleau
  175. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  176. Versailles
  177. Loire Valley
  178. Chartres Cathedral
  179. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  180. Zollverein
  181. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  182. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  183. Castel del Monte
  184. Matera
  185. The trulli of Alberobello
  186. Trier
  187. Cologne Cathedral
  188. Aachen Cathedral
  189. Kutna Hora
  190. Tugendhat Villa
  191. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  192. Holasovice
  193. Telc
  194. Trebic
  195. Corfu
  196. Sydney Opera House
  197. Monticello
  198. Edinburgh
  199. Reims
  200. Nancy
  201. Strasbourg
  202. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  203. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  204. Mount Athos
  205. City of Bath
  206. Meteora
  207. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  208. Thessalonika
  209. Westminster
  210. Acropolis
  211. Tower of London
  212. Maritime Greenwich
  213. Schönbrunn
  214. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  215. Canterbury
  216. Rome
  217. Grand Place, Brussels
  218. Brugge
  219. Vienna
  220. Vatican City
  221. City of Luxembourg
  222. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  223. Great Barrier Reef
  224. Cesky Krumlov
  225. Prague
  226. Greater Blue Mountains
  227. Bryggen
  228. Pompei
  229. Québec
  230. Costiera Amalfitana
  231. Independence Hall
  232. Venice and its Lagoon
  233. Statue of Liberty
  234. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  235. Semmering Railway
  236. Florence
  237. Site of Carthage
  238. Budapest
  239. Kakadu National Park
  240. Medina of Tunis
  241. Olympic National Park
  242. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  243. Siena
  244. Kairouan
  245. Verona
  246. Medina of Sousse
  247. Amphitheater of El Jem
  248. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  249. Naples
  250. Salzburg
  251. Uluru
  252. Graz
  253. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  254. Granada
  255. 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