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.
UN officials have granted protected status to the Erzgebirge region (The Ore Mountains) on the German-Czech border. The water management system in Augsburg was also declared a World Heritage Site at the Baku session.
Artistic landscaped gardens; lots of middle ages flair; a hot spot of modern Bauhaus architecture — for visitors, that means: UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look in Saxony-Anhalt.
The UN body has described the ancient city as a "unique testimony to one of the most influential empires of the ancient world." After years of damaging interventions, Babylon will now gain protected status.
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