World Heritage Sites


Germany has 40 UNESCO World Heritage sites that have been designated as sites of “extraordinary universal interest”. Find out more on this unique repository of nature and heritage.

Very rarely will you find as many unique sites of natural and cultural interest situated so closely together as in Germany. As of 2018, there are 44 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany that have been designated as sites of “extraordinary universal interest”, and have been placed under the protection of international conventions. Of these, 41 are cultural, and three, natural heritage sites.

Cultural Heritage Sites
Aachen Cathedral1978
Abbey of Lorsch1991
Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau1996
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe2013

Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey

Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl1984
Classical Weimar1998
Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg1994
Cologne Cathedral1996
Fagus Factory in Alfeld2011
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Upper German-Raetian Limes2005
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz2000
Hanseatic City of Lübeck1987
Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar2002
Housing Estates in the Berlin Modern Style
Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg1996

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

Maulbronn Monastery Complex1993
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System1992
Monastic Island of Reichenau2000
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin1999
Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski2004
Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof2006
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin1990
Pilgrimage Church of Wies1983
Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps2011
Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier1986
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus
Speyer Cathedral1981
St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim1985
Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen2004
Town of Bamberg1993
Upper Middle Rhine Valley2002
Völklingen Ironworks1994
Wartburg Castle1999
Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square1981
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen2001
Natural Heritage Sites
Ancient Beech Forests of Germany


Messel Pit Fossil Site
The Wadden Sea

German Commission for UNESCO

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