UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe

Tracking my Footprints

Sometimes I feel that I haven’t travelled much. At other times when I sit back and ponder, I realise that’s not true, yet yearn for more. Ahh… The World Awaits Me. And that is the idea behind the title of the parent category under which all the posts are listed. Unfortunately the images shown here are not my own as the travel bug had bit me long before the shutter bug bit me. And definitely much before the digital cameras came in. Thank you Wikipedia and yes what an opportunity lost for my Nikon… sigh!

The UNESCO World Heritage List

[A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance.As of 2011, 936 sites are listed: 725 cultural, 183 natural, and 28 mixed properties. Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites to date with 47 sites inscribed on the list.While each World Heritage Site remains part of the legal territory of the state wherein the site is located, UNESCO considers it in the interest of the international community to preserve each site.

The following are the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe that I have visited:

Austria

Places in Austria that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

From the tentative UNESCO World Heritage List (submitted for inclusion)

Heiligenkreuz Abbey UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Image Source: Wikipedia

Hohe Tauern National Park UNESCO World Heritage Link (The Hohe Tauern range includes Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner)

Belgium

Places in Belgium that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Historic Centre of Brugge, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

La Grand-Place, Brussels, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

The Grand Place, Image Source: Wikipedia

From the tentative UNESCO World Heritage List (submitted for inclusion)

Lieux de mémoire et monuments de la Grande Guerre: le Westhoek et Régions voisines,UNESCO World Heritage Link (Places of memory and monuments of the Big War: the Westhoek and Regions neighbors)

Menin Gate, Ypres – For the missing of Commonwealth nations (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War

 

Le champ de Bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne UNESCO World Heritage Link (The battlefield of Waterloo, the end of the Napoleonic epic)

Waterloo, Image Source: Wikipedia

Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas », UNESCO World Heritage Link  (The Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo, particularly significant example of “Phenomenon of Panoramas”)

First unveiled in 1912, the panorama of the Battle of Waterloo, on an immense 110 m. long by 12 m. high circular painting portraying scenes from the battle fought on 18 June 1815. A central platform places the visitor in the very thick of a reconstructed clash between life-size infantrymen and cavalry brought vividly to life by the skilled use of perspective by the artist, Louis Dumoulin, and immensely realistic foregrounds. Quadraphonic sound effects make this unique panorama even more lifelike and impressive [Source: http://www.opt.be/informations/tourist_attractions_braine_l_alleud__panorama_of_the_battle_of_waterloo/en/V/16779.html]

Panorama [Source: http://www.opt.be/informations/tourist_attractions_braine_l_alleud__panorama_of_the_battle_of_waterloo/en/V/16779.html]

Czech Republic

Places in Belgium that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec

Historic Centre of Prague, UNESCO World Heritage Site Link

France

Places in France that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Palace and Park of Versailles. UNESCO World heritage Link 

Paris, Banks of the Seine, UNESCO World Heritage Link

Germany

Places in Germany that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Cologne Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Cologne Cathedral, Image Source: Wikipedia

Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Steingaden, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Upper Middle Rhine Valley, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

From the tentative UNESCO World Heritage List (submitted for inclusion)

Heidelberg Castle and Old Town [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

 Italy

Places in Italy that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Archaeological Area of Agrigento, UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) UNESCO World Heritage List ( Out of the 3 listed above, I have visited Cinque Terre) [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Venice and its Lagoon UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, UNESCO World Heritage List ( Out of the 3 listed above, I have visited Pompeii) [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Costiera Amalfitana, UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Historic Centre of Florence, UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Historic Centre of Naples,  UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura, UNESCO World Heritage List [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

Netherlands

Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the SingelgrachtStalls of the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) floating in the Singel, Image Source: Wikipedia

Places in Netherlands that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Spain

La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

The Silk Shop of Valencia/ La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia, Image Source: Wikipedia

Places in Spain that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Switzerland

Places in Switzerland that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Old City of Berne, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Cultural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, UNESCO World Heritage Link [Natural site & not inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger]

 Footnote: Image Source: Wikipedia,  http://www.opt.be/ for images of Le Panorama

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites that I have visited-
- In Europe
- In Asia (outside India)


4 Responses “UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe” →

  1. Venice photos

    November 3, 2012

    This incredible city is only the most amazing city on
    earth! The Venice Carnival is incredible! The masks and masquerade
    costumes are gorgeous as well as the surroundings are merely fantastic.
    Throughout Venice, there is always something totally new to see.
    Thank you for UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe and for writing about Venice.

    Reply
    • Venice is indeed an incredible city… unfortunately didn’t have a digital camera at the time we visited there, so there are very few pictures that could substantiate my post. Thanks for visiting my site:)

      Reply
  2. I do wish that your comment was relevant to the post that I’ve painstakingly written!

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