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Halle an der Saale, Halle, Saale river, Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Saxony-Anhalt, Cultural Heart of Germany, Germany,

11 in Halle: a visual handle of the Händelstadt

Featured: This view includes the “five towers” with four spires from St. Mary’s Church at left-centre and the Red Tower at right-centre.

You’re visiting Halle, because (I said so and) you’ll learn and discover

  • why salt also known as “white gold” was critical to the city’s development;
  • how Martin Luther and the Reformation left their mark in the city;
  • composer Händel’s birth house, his upbringing, and how he learned the organ;
  • the oldest German chocolate factory continues producing “Halloren Kugeln”; and
  • how the Museum of Prehistory houses the world’s oldest depiction of the night sky.

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Eisleben UNESCO WHS: Luther’s birth and death sites

15+ German sites for UNESCO World Heritage Day

Above: Cologne at dusk, 26 May 2016 (HL).

Every year UNESCO-Welterbetag (UNESCO World Heritage Day) in Germany is celebrated on the first Sunday in June. I highlight a number of places designated World Heritage Sites in Germany.

  • Aachen Cathedral (Aachener Dom)
  • Bamberg Old Town (Bamberger Altstadt)
  • Berlin Museum Island (Museumsinsel)
  • Bremen Roland (Bremer Roland)
  • Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)
  • Dessau Bauhaus
  • Eisenach Wartburg
  • Eisleben Luther sites (Luthers Geburtshaus, Sterbehaus)
  • Essen Zollverein
  • Hamburg Commerical and Warehouse Districts (Kontorhausviertel, Speicherstadt)
  • Lübeck Old Town (Lübecker Altstadt)
  • Potsdam Palaces and Parks
  • Regensburg Old Town (Regensburger Altstadt)
  • Speyer Imperial Cathedral (Kaiserdom)
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley (Oberes Mittelrheintal)
  • Wadden Sea (Wattenmeer)
  • Weimar Bauhaus
  • Weimar Classicism
  • Wittenberg Luther sites (Lutherhaus, Stadtkirche)

In 2018 World Heritage Day in Germany takes place on June 3.
In 2018 findet der deutsche UNESCO-Welterbetag am 3. Juni statt.

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Fotoeins Friday: animal kingdom (Frankfurt am Main)

Hamburg Miniatur Wunderland: where tiny rules large

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