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.
This northern German state numbers among the top holiday destinations in Germany – not least because of its mountains and the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.
Industrial heritage in the Ruhr region, open countryside in Westphalia and a special outlook on life in Cologne: North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of contrasts.
Monumental structures from the Roman Empire in Trier, vineyards on the slopes of the Moselle and Rhine: the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal for culture buffs and epicures.
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