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UNESCO World Heritage in Germany

Note: This is not the official HomePage of the German Section of UNESCO. They have a HomePage of their own...

DeutschRevised: 06-Jul-2015


1031 properties are now inscribed on the World Heritage List with 802 cultural, 197 natural and 32 mixed properties in 163 States Parties. 40 of these properties you find in Germany - the Dresden Elbe Valley, however, was deleted from the list in 2009!

1978 Aachen Cathedral
1981 Speyer Cathedral
1981 Würzburg Residence, including the Court Gardens and Residence Square
1983 Pilgrimage of Church of Wies
1984 The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
1985 St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church, Hildesheim
1986 Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier
1987 Hanseatic City of Lübeck
1990 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
1991 Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
1992 Mines of Rammelsberg and the Historic Town of Goslar (both in German only)
1993 Town of Bamberg
1993 Maulbronn Monastery Complex
1994 The Collegiate Church St. Servatius, Castle, and old Town of Quedlinburg
1994 Völklingen Ironworks
1995 Grube Messel, an open-pit mine with 50 million years old fossils
1996 The Cathederal at Cologne (German only) -
July 2006 the Cathederal was removed from Unesco's Red List
1996 The Places of Martin Luther's activities in Wittenberg and Eisleben
1996 The »Bauhaus« at Dessau and Weimar
1998 Classical Weimar
1999 The Wartburg Castle in Thuringia
1999 Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in Berlin
2000 The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
2000 Monastic Island of Reichenau in Lake of Constance
2001 Coal-pit "Zollverein" at Essen ...see an image...
2002 Historical centres of Stralsund and Wismar
2002 Upper Middle Rhine Valley
2004 Dresden Elbe Valleydeleted 2009
2004 The Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
2004 Muskau Parc / Park Muzakowski (transboundary property with Poland)
2005 The Roman Limes in Germany (transboundary property Frontiers of the Roman Empire together with Hadrian’s Wall, UK) - German only
2006 Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
2008 Berlin Modernism Housing Estates. The property consists of six housing estates that testify to innovative housing policies from 1910 to 1933.
2009 The Wadden Sea (Germany and the Netherlands)
  The Dresden Elbe Valley was deleted from the list
2010 Upper Harz Water Management - which extended the 1992 site of Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar
2011 Fagus Factory in Alsfeld
  Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (together with Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland)
  The Ancient Beech Forests of Germany and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians in Slovakia and Ukraine
2012 Margravial Opera House Bayreuth, Bavaria
2013 Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe at Kassel
2014 Corvey – Abbey and Castle
2015 Hamburg: "Speicherstadt" and "Kontorhaus" District with "Chilehaus"

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