It’s taken a while but I have finally written on the blog about all the World Heritage Sites in Germany. You may remember that I did a big challenge last year to see all 39 of them by train within 30 days. Rather than put up stories on the blog all at once after I had finished the trip, I’ve been spreading them out a bit over quite a few months.
I loved the trip because it gave me such an interesting insight into the history and culture of Germany – from ancient people who lived in pile dwellings around the Alps more than 7000 years ago, to the modern industrial age at places like the Zollverein Coal Mine. There were grand religious buildings like Speyer Cathedral and small houses like the one that Martin Luther was born in.
This month I have been sharing them all on a new app I’m using called Findery. You can see my notemap here.
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Although all of Germany’s 39 World Heritage Sites are on the UNESCO list for a good reason and have something significant, the reality is that I enjoyed some much more than others. Some sites were more visually spectacular and some had a more interesting story behind them. Some were better tourist attractions than others and some were the kind of place you could spend days.
With that in mind, I wanted to put together a list of my favourite sites, to help you if you’re ever thinking of visiting some. Here are what I think are the 11 best German World Heritage Sites.