Are you one of the 53% of travelers that’s visited Germany for its art, architecture, food, and culture?
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the German National Tourism Board’s media luncheon.
What a vibrant & sophisticated culture! Architecture, food, and history seem ready to seize you around every corner.
In the recent past, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity of exploring a bit of Hamburg. I found it chic, historic, beautiful, and savored the flavor!
Should you find yourself jetting over to Deutschland between May 24 to June 30, 2013, you may want to consider experiencing the Mozart Festival in Würzburg.
For 91 years, the opulent Würzburg Residence has held this renowned and leading music festival. 50 classical music concerts are held over a period of four weeks in various intimate locations.
Being that I am obsessed with culture, history, landmarks, and architecture you’d think that I would be well versed in the national treasures that make up UNESCO.
“UNESCO encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.” – www.unesco.org
37 sites dot the German landscape. I can only imagine the lives that have been lived in these historic locations. Only a select few make UNESCO’s exclusive and exceptional list of internationally protected sites.
You have to see what’s on offer:
Churches & Abbeys
Built in 786 AD, the Cathedral was part of Charlemagne’s vision of creating a “New Rome.”
Historical Towns & Centers
Founded in 1143 AD as the “first western city on the Baltic coast.”
Castles & Palaces
Their gardens and hunting lodge are fine examples German Rococo architecture.
Touted as the worlds only surviving smelting works from the Golden Age of the iron & steel industry.
Nature, Gardens, & Landscape
One of the worlds oldest and most gorgeous landscapes of cultural interest.
Check out UNESCO in Germany for glossy pics, overviews, and quick tips.
TOP 100 App
This travel guide app features content created by visitors, for visitors! You’re greeted with a collage of 100 sights. Each destination icon that’s clicked displays a quick peek into a mini synopsis, hours of opp, price of admission, location with “display on map” feature, & how to get there using a variety of public transportation. Here are my top 3 sights that look intriguing… what are yours?
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely ready to explore the multifaceted German culture!
Have you been? Are you about to go? I’d love to hear about your experience…
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