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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hessen

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hessen

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Only the most outstanding demonstrations of the history of mankind and nature are selected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: silent and yet much-talked-about witnesses to great cultural achievements and natural phenomena.  Lorsch Benedictine Abbey, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, the Roman Limes and Messel Fossil Pit clearly symbolise the character of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hessen.


Wilhelmshöhe Palace and Park

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel has been one of Germany's UNESCO World Heritage Sites since June 2013. It is Europe's largest park of this kind and is famous for its landscape architecture and its water […]

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Brothers Grimm Fairytales

Brothers Grimm Fairytales

Alongside the Luther Bible, the Brothers Grimm's Children's and Household Tales are among the world’s most famous and most prevalent books from German cultural history. Born in Hanau and brought up in […]

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Germany's Ancient Beech Forests

Germany's Ancient Beech Forests

In 2011, the UNESCO World Heritage committee added five of Germany’s beech forest areas to the list of World Heritage Sites – among them the Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee. This added a German section […]

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Lorsch – Benedictine Abbey and Altenmünster

Lorsch – Benedictine Abbey and Altmünster

Although neither the time of construction nor the original function is known for the Carolingian structure, the opulent decorations on the facade and in the upper floor bear witness to the quality of the […]

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Messel Pit Fossil Site

Messel Fossil Pit

During the Eocene epoch, a primeval forest lake was situated here. The lake probably originated in a volcano and gradually dried out into land. The richest fossil deposits from the Eocene epoch document […]

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Metropolis

Metropolis

The 1926 classic silent film by Fritz Lang is one of the most famous silent films in the history of German cinema. It is set in the futuristic city of "Metropolis", whose population lives in a society […]

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Roman Limes

Roman Limes

The 550-kilometre-long and 1800-year-old Roman frontier wall once served as a defence against the German tribes and is today considered Europe's largest archaeological monument. The Limes runs through […]

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