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 – 44 in total – 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 44 times.


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 44 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 44 UNESCO World Heritage sites


Press Releases of Germany’s 42 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Global culture galore in Germany – 42 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 42 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 [...]

June 21st, 2018|

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|

Curtain up: Reopening of the Margravial Opera House

After six years of comprehensive restoration and renovation, the curtain will go up on the Margravial Opera House Bayreuth in April 2018. The Bavarian Palace Department is celebrating this exceptional cultural monument and its restoration with an extravaganza of special events. A wedding with a legacy: an opera house on UNESCO’s World Heritage List In 2012 the Baroque [...]

March 5th, 2018|


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