Germany Wins | World Heritage Site Status For 7 New Locations
DUBAI: Seven new locations in Germany have been awarded World Heritage Site status by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) during the recently held 44th Unesco meeting in China.
With the updated official Unesco list counting more than 1,000 sites in 167 countries around the world, Germany now boasts 51 recognised World Heritage Sites, the third highest of any nation globally after Italy (58) and China (56). Germany’s World Heritage Sites comprise three natural locations and 48 cultural locations.
As a key destination to experience natural and cultural treasures, GCC visitors can discover a plethora of diverse World Heritage Sites along eight routes in Germany, which begin and end near international airports, making them easily accessible from regional gateways. Due to their uniqueness and authenticity, all Unesco World Heritage Sites in Germany are considered significant for humanity therefore under special protection.
New Unesco World Heritage Sites now recognised in Germany include the Mathildenhöhe artists’ colony in Darmstadt, the Lower Germanic Limes, The Danube Limes as well as historic spa resorts in Baden-Baden, Bad Ems and Bad Kissingen, which secured the title of World Heritage’s ‘Great European Baths’.
“With this year’s new additions, 51 natural and cultural heritage sites in Germany now hold the ‘Unesco World Heritage’ seal of quality. The international attention granted to the country’s human and natural history continue to elevate Germany’s appeal as a globally-recognised travel destination. We now sit at the top of the list of countries travellers are willing to visit in the Europe, averaging 22 percent, or five percent higher than last year,” said Petra Hedorfer, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of GNTB.
The new heritage sites are, Mathildenhöhe artists’ colony in Darmstadt, The Lower Germanic Limes, The Danube Limes and Significant spa towns in Europe.