In the Ruhr region, former coal mines and factories recall 150 years of industrial history. The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen is especially well-known. In 2001, it was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
The Lower German Limes between Bad Breisig in Rhineland-Palatinate and the seaside resort Katwijk in the Netherlands is to be considered for World Cultural Heritage status.
200 years of coal mining have certainly left their mark on Europe. As Germany prepares for the closure of its last two hard coal mines, an exhibition in Essen takes a look back at the "Age of Coal."
No less than 41 sites - architectural and natural marvels - in Germany have been placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Each is unique and authentic as well as popular with tourists.
June 4 is Germany's World Heritage Day. Here are some of the country's sites listed by UNESCO, and more on the process that led them to be selected among the prestigious World Heritage Sites.
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