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Maulbronn Monastery Complex
An intact and complete medieval monastery that demonstrates the transition from Romanesque to Gothic architecture.

Monastic Island of Reichenau

Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura


Town of Bamberg
A beautifully intact medieval city center with over 1000 historic buildings as well as an early example of urban farming.

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
A magnificent 18th-century baroque palace and accompanying garden.

Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
A beautifully-preserved and very picturesque medieval trading city.

Pilgrimage Church of Wies
A magnificent rococo church with a legend that draws the faithful to visit.

Water Management System of Augsburg

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth


Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
5 museums that demonstrate the evolution of museums and museum design.

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
Apartment complexes designed in the early 20th century to improve living conditions for low-income families.


Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus
An ensemble of warehouses and office buildings resulting from Hamburg’s port trade in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
A rare example of architecture from the Carolingian period.

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

Messel Pit Fossil Site

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Lower Saxony

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
Testimony to civic autonomy and market freedoms of a Hanseatic League city.

Fagus Factory in Alfeld

St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim

Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System


Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
Remarkable collections of “Brick Gothic” churches and other buildings unique to these former Hanseatic ports.

North Rhine-Westphalia

Aachen Cathedral
A monument of religious architecture from the Carolingian period of European unification under Charlemagne.

Cologne Cathedral
An undisputed masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl

Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen


Speyer Cathedral
A landmark of Romanesque architecture dating to the 11th century.

Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
A collection of Roman ruins showing the importance of the “Rome of the North” in Germany.

ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz


Völklingen Ironworks


DELISTED: Dresden-Elbe Valley


Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
A huge English-style garden and the structures in it that illustrate the principles of Enlightenment ideals in landscape design.

Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
A medieval town known for its Romanesque church/castle on a cliff and its picturesque half-timbered houses.

Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg

Naumburg Cathedral


Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke

Hanseatic City of Lübeck


Wartburg Castle
An imposing castle, important because of its role in Martin Luther’s life.

Classical Weimar
An influential cultural center in the late 18th and early 19th century as demonstrated today in the quality of its architecture and parks.

Jewish-Medieval Heritage of Erfurt


Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
An ensemble of stately palaces dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, along with their extensive gardens.

Upper Middle Rhine Valley
A beautiful portion of the Rhine River with centuries of history evident in its vineyards, castles and villages.

Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau


The Great Spa Towns of Europe
Towns in seven countries where an early tourism industry thrived around natural hot springs.

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

Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski

Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps

Wadden Sea

Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment)

Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Lower German Limes:

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Text: UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Images: above, a village nestled between hills; below, a square with half-timbered houses around it.