The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in the Ruhr region is iconic, a symbol of the era of coal and steel. The region's heart beats in this rusty giant. The industrial monument is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.
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."
Check-in viewer Denys Kushnarov from Ukraine filmed the Monastery of Caves in Kyiv. In 1990 it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The pilgrimage church near Steingaden is a magnificent example of Bavarian ecclesiastical architecture. This rococo masterpiece has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983.
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