UNESCO World Heritage

The greatest legacies of mankind and Mother Nature

Only the most outstanding testimonies to the history of mankind and nature are granted the World Heritage title by UNESCO. And many of them are in Germany.

Two thousand years of history have left behind a significant legacy in Germany: silent yet eloquent witnesses to magnificent cultural achievements and natural phenomena. Many of Germany’s most impressive architectural monuments, historical towns, significant industrial sites and distinctive natural landscapes have been deemed to be of international historical importance by UNESCO.

This is a legacy that is meant for you as well: because every visit to a UNESCO World Heritage site is a journey back in time to a shared cultural history. Succumb to the magic of these historical locations and set out to discover the wealth that mankind has inherited. In Germany, you’ll strike gold.


Explore Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage on eight different routes

Experience masterpieces of human creativity and spirituality along with exciting towns and cities and the most beautiful natural landscapes. Our suggested routes combine Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage sites with many other tourist attractions. To make arrivals and departures easy, all routes start and finish near to an international airport.


The Events of Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage sites


Press Releases of Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage sites


UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland e.V. is featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage Journeys of the European Union website in collaboration with National Geographic. The website tells the story of Europe’s outstanding and diverse cultural heritage through the lens of four cultural heritage themes – Ancient, Romantic, Royal, and Underground – and provides travellers with detailed travel information and stories about 34 [...]

March 24th, 2020|

Global culture galore in Germany – 46 UNESCO world heritage sites invite you to a stroll through history

Around 6000 years separate the Prehistoric Pile Dwellings on Lake Constance and the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates – yet they are closely linked in a network of 46 UNESCO world heritage sites which extends throughout Germany and includes Cologne Cathedral, the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen and Wittenberg, where Martin Luther launched the Reformation. The German [...]

March 1st, 2020|

Wadden Sea World Heritage: Events & Activities

Every year, countless events in the Wadden Sea area celebrate the area´s biodiversity and the outstanding universal value of the World Heritage site. The activities listed below are only a small selection. For more information, visit www.waddensea-worldheritage.org. Brent Geese Days In April/May, huge flocks of brent geese can be observed at the Wadden Sea, as they prepare for [...]

March 6th, 2018|


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