Once a city has won world heritage status for a building it has a duty to preserve it – which in the case of Wismar means the entire old town. Since 2002 some 1,750 historical buildings have been listed. How does Wismar manage the up-keep?
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.
Fancy a bit of Baltic Sea idyll? Today, the #DailyDrone visits the Sassnitz fishing port on the island of Rügen.
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