Aachen has one of Europe’s oldest and most famous cathedrals north of the Alps. 40 years ago, it became Germany’s first landmark added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. That’s cause for celebration!
Grenades, aircraft parts and military equipment created in one of Nazi Germany's largest steel and ironworks were the product of forced laborers. An installation by French artist Christian Boltanski remembers them.
The 18th century dukes created artistic landscaped gardens here; the Bauhaus masters ushered in the era of modern architecture. For visitors, that means UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look.
It's easy to relax in Saarland, far from mass tourism. Michelin-starred cuisine, a Franco-German way of life and the world's first industrial UNESCO World Heritage site are the pride of this small, Francophile state.
Almost 30 sites are on the shortlist to receive the highly coveted World Heritage designation. France and Belgium have entered their World War I graveyards into the running. The final decision will be announced in July.
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