Rammelsberg Goslar

 

An exciting adventure at the exact spot of the more than 1,000 year old mining history awaits you at the Mine Museum Rammelsberg. The mine which was placed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO has, besides its four above-ground buildings a lot to offer on the inside of the mine: A colorful below-ground word, fire and water in the historic Roeder tunnels, a ride with the authentic mine railroad to the machines and an adventure tour through the Rathstiefsten tunnels, to name just a few. Groups are also offered a rustic Tscherper meal below ground as well as other highlights such as "fire planting".  

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Collegiate church, castle and historic center of Quedlinburg

 

The medieval layout of the town and the many half-timbered homes from all styles and periods bear unique witness to more than 600 years of timber-frame construction.

The significance of Quedlings Castle among Ottonian rulers of the 10th century can be seem in the city's famous buildings: The collegiate church St. Servatius, the thousand year old church of St. Wipertie and the remnants of the Marian Monastery on Mount Münzenberg.

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Luther-Bauhaus-Garden Realm

 

Three UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Europe: The Luther Sites in Wittenberg, Bauhaus, the Dessau Masters' Houses and the Garden Realm Dessau-Wörlitz.

There is no other region in Europe in which the distances from one UNESCO World Heritage Site are as short as here, in the center of Saxony-Anhalt. Nowhere else in the world do you have the opportunity amongst the natural beauty of the UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve to be able to witness this degree of history and cultural within a 35 km perimeter and see the birth of a creative movement that still effects us today. From there, the Luther city Wittenberg, Wörlitz and Dessau-Roßlau can all be reached within an hour's drive on Highway A9. The towns are connected via the Elbe Cycle Route as well as railway and bus lines.

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Castles and parks of Potsdam and Berlin

 

Potsdam as former capital is a unique example of the creation of a landscape that caters to monarchist principles and bourgeois emancipation endeavors.

In the midst of the Havel landscape, Prussian kings exploited the natural peculiarities of Potsdam and the bordering royal parks to create a unique overall composition of designed landscapes and buildingscapes. The town was refurbished in the 19th century and turned into an extraordinary cultural landscape.

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Glienicke Castle in Berlin as well as the Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island) with the Cavalier House and the Palm House are also an integrated element of the Potsdam Ensemble.

Museum Island Berlin

 

The history of the Museum Island began with the construction of the Altes Museum, began in 1830 at the behest of the Prussian Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm III. In the 100 years to follow, a unique ensemble of buildings was constructed, consisting of Pergamon-Museum, Altes Museum, Nationalgalerie, Bode-Museum and Neues Museum, which was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.

The Museum Island belongs to the cultural heritage of the 19th century, the period of education and science. The idea for the museum is from a socio-historical perspective a result of the Enlightenment. Opening up royal collections and treasuries for the general public has been a postulation since the French Revolution. (Source: www.unesco.de)

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Berliner Moderne Housing Estates

In 2008, six housing estates of Berliner Moderne (Gartenstadt Falkenberg, Siedlung Schillerpark, Großsiedlung Britz, Wohnstadt Carl Legien, Weiße Stadt, Großsiedlung Siemensstadt) were added to the World Heritage List.

The period following the WWI and before the rise of National Socialism, these landmarked housing estates were a high-quality type of housing estate from an architectural and planning perspective, which from then on had considerable effects on the development of architecture and urban planning.

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