The baroque park with its castle, the Hercules Monument and cascades dates back to the early 18th century. As a unique cultural ensemble, in 2013 the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe was selected to become Germany's 38th UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Frankfurt skyline and the documenta international art exhibition are cultural beacons, but Hessen is also home to the Brothers Grimm, whose folk and fairy tales went around the world.
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.
The German city of Kassel is once again able to display its treasured statue of Hercules on Facebook ... without red swimming trunks.
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.
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