Cultural Site

Aachen Cathedral

Construction of this palatine chapel, with its octagonal basilica and cupola, began c. 790800 under the Emperor Charlemagne. Originally inspired by th..

Cultural Site

Abbey and Altenmunster of Lorsch

The abbey, together with its monumental entrance, the famous Torhall, are rare architectural vestiges of the Carolingian era. The sculptures and paint..

Natural Site

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

This transboundary extension of the World Heritage site of the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Ger..

Cultural Site

Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau

This site, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1996, originally comprised the groups of buildings and monuments located in Weimar and De..

Cultural Site

Bergpark Wilhelmshohe

Descending a long hill dominated by a giant statue of Hercules, the monumental water displays of Wilhelmshöhe were begun by Landgrave Carl o..

Cultural Site

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates. The property consists of six housing estates that testify to innovative housing policies from 1910 to 1933, especial..

Cultural Site

Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey

The site is located along the Weser River on the outskirts of Hxter where theCarolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey were erected between AD822 and 88..

Cultural Site

Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Bruhl

Set in an idyllic garden landscape, Augustusburg Castle (the sumptuous residence of the prince-archbishops of Cologne) and the Falkenlust hunting lodg..

Cultural Site

Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura

Modern humans first arrived in Europe 43,000 years ago during the last ice age. One of the areas where they took up residence was the Swabian Jura in ..

Cultural Site

Classical Weimar

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the small Thuringian town of Weimar witnessed a remarkable cultural flowering, attracting many writers and s..

Cultural Site

Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg, in the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt, was a capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty. It..

Cultural Site

Cologne Cathedral

Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, succes..

Cultural Site

Fagus Factory in Alfeld

Fagus Factory in Alfeld is a 10-building complex - began around 1910 to the design of Walter Gropius, which is a landmark in the development of modern..

Cultural Site

Frontiers of the Roman Empire

The Roman Limes represents the border line of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the 2nd century AD. It stretched over 5,000 km from the Atlan..

Cultural Site

Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wrlitz is an exceptional example of landscape design and planning of the Age of the Enlightenment, the 18th century. Its ..

Cultural Site

Hanseatic City of Lubeck

Lübeck – the former capital and Queen City of the Hanseatic League – was founded in the 12th century and prospered until the 16th cen..

Cultural Site

Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

The medieval towns of Wismar and Stralsund, on the Baltic coast of northern Germany, were major trading centres of the Hanseatic League in the 14th an..

Cultural Site

Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg

These places in Saxony-Anhalt are all associated with the lives of Martin Luther and his fellow-reformer Melanchthon. They include Melanchthons house ..

Cultural Site

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

A masterpiece of Baroque theatre architecture, built between 1745 and 1750, the Opera House is the only entirely preserved example of its type where a..

Cultural Site

Maulbronn Monastery Complex

Founded in 1147, the Cistercian Maulbronn Monastery is considered the most complete and best-preserved medieval monastic complex north of the Alps. Su..