Above/featured: “Welterbe” (World heritage): GreCon/Fagus, Alfeld – 28 Sep 2017.
For LAPC’s first alphabet challenge, I present three German locations whose names begin with ‘A’; all three are in the list of the nation’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS).
• Aachen, in North Rhine Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen, NW),
• Alfeld, in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen, NI), and
• Augsburg, in Bavaria (Bayern, BY).
(I also created an A-3 post for Aotearoa/New Zealand.)
• Population: 250-thousand, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
• World Heritage: Aachener Dom (Aachen Cathedral), construction began late 8th-century AD/CE. Germany’s 1st inscribed WHS in 1978.
• Getting there: 1 hour, with regional-express train from Köln (Cologne).
• Population: 21-thousand, in the federal state of Lower Saxony.
• World Heritage: Fagus shoe-mould company 1911 factory building, 20th-century’s 1st “modern” factory building designed by Walter Gropius. Inscription by UNESCO in 2011.
• Getting there: Half-hour, with regional ME train from Hannover to Alfeld(Leine).
• More here.
• Population: 290-thousand, in the federal state of Bavaria.
• World Heritage: Water supply management system, from the early 15th-century. Inscription by UNESCO in 2019.
• Getting there: 30-/45-minutes from München (Munich) with InterCity-Express/regional-express train.
• More here.
I made all images above with Canon: EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D) and EOS6D mark1 (6D1). Acknowledgements to Patti for LAPC no. 126 in the week of 5-11 Dec 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-jOc.