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Main link goes to Google satellite image of area. In most places you can zoom in once, in some places all the way. Use "VR" link for virtual reality tours, "Img" for Google images. Please note, some coordinates have errors. If you find the true coordinates, comment on my blog.

Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau
[Img] "Between 1919 and 1933, the Bauhaus School, based first in Weimar and then in Dessau, revolutionized architectural and aesthetic concepts and practices. The buildings put up..." [More]

Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Bruhl
[Img] "Set in an idyllic garden landscape, Augustusburg Castle (the sumptuous residence of the prince-archbishops of Cologne) and the Falkenlust hunting lodge (a small rural folly)..." [More]

Cologne Cathedral
[Img] "Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, successive builders were..." [More]

Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar
[Img] "Situated near the Rammelsberg mines, Goslar held an important place in the Hanseatic League because of the rich Rammelsberg metallic ore deposits. From the 10th to the 12th..." [More]

Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
[Img] "With 500 ha of parks and 150 buildings constructed between 1730 and 1916, Potsdam's complex of palaces and parks forms an artistic whole, whose eclectic nature..." [More]

Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski
[Img] "A landscaped park of 559.90-ha astride the Neisse river and the border between Poland and Germany, it was created by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau from 1815 to 1844...." [More]

Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
[Img] "The medieval towns of Wismar and Stralsund, on the Baltic coast of northern Germany, were major trading centres of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries. In the..." [More]

Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
[Img] "Trier, which stands on the Moselle river, was a Roman colony from the 1st century A.D. and then a great trading centre beginning in the next century. It became one of the..." [More]

Pilgrimage Church of Wies
[Img] "Miraculously preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley, the Church of Wies (1745-54), the work of architect Dominikus Zimmermann, is a masterpiece of Bavarian..." [More]

Dresden Elbe Valley
[Img] "The 18th and 19th century cultural landscape of Dresden Elbe Valley extends some 18-km along the river from Ubigau Palace and Ostragehege fields in the northwest to the..." [More]

Abbey and Altenmunster of Lorsch
[Img] "The abbey, together with its monumental entrance, the famous 'Torhall', are rare architectural vestiges of the Carolingian era. The sculptures and paintings from..." [More]

Volklingen Ironworks
[Img] "The ironworks, which cover some 6 ha, dominate the city of Volklingen. Although they have recently gone out of production, they are the only intact example, in the whole of..." [More]

Monastic Island of Reichenau
[Img] "The island of Reichenau on Lake Constance preserves the traces of the Benedictine monastery, founded in 724, which exercised remarkable spiritual, intellectual and artistic..." [More]

Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
[Img] "The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and..." [More]

Wartburg Castle
[Img] "Wartburg Castle blends superbly into its forest surroundings and is in many ways 'the ideal castle'. Although it has retained some original sections from the feudal..." [More]

Wurzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
[Img] "This magnificent Baroque palace - one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany and surrounded by wonderful gardens - was created under the patronage of the prince-bishops..." [More]

Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
[Img] "These places in Saxony-Anhalt are all associated with the lives of Martin Luther and his fellow-reformer Melanchthon. They include Melanchthon's house in Wittenberg, the..." [More]

Hanseatic City of Lubeck
[Img] "Lubeck - the former capital and Queen City of the Hanseatic League - was founded in the 12th century and prospered until the 16th century as the major trading centre for..." [More]

St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim
[Img] "St Michael's Church was built between 1010 and 1020 on a symmetrical plan with two apses that was characteristic of Ottonian Romanesque art in Old Saxony. Its interior,..." [More]

Speyer Cathedral
[Img] "Speyer Cathedral, a basilica with four towers and two domes, was founded by Conrad II in 1030 and remodelled at the end of the 11th century. It is one of the most important..." [More]

Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg
[Img] "Quedlinburg, in the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt, was a capital of the East Franconian German Empire at the time of the Saxonian-Ottonian ruling dynasty. It has been a prosperous..." [More]

Messel Pit Fossil Site
[Img] "Messel Pit is the richest site in the world for understanding the living environment of the Eocene, between 57 million and 36 million years ago. In particular, it provides..." [More]

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
[Img] "The Zollverein industrial landscape in Land Nordrhein-Westfalen consists of the complete infrastructure of a historical coal-mining site, with some 20th-century buildings of..." [More]

Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz
[Img] "The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz is an exceptional example of landscape design and planning of the Age of the Enlightenment, the 18th century. Its diverse components -..." [More]

Classical Weimar
[Img] "In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the small Thuringian town of Weimar witnessed a remarkable cultural flowering, attracting many writers and scholars, notably Goethe..." [More]

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
[Img] "The Town Hall and Roland on the marketplace of Bremen in northwest Germany are outstanding representations of the civic and trading rights as they developed in the Holy Roman..." [More]

Maulbronn Monastery Complex
[Img] "Founded in 1147, the Cistercian Maulbronn Monastery is considered the most complete and best-preserved medieval monastic complex north of the Alps. Surrounded by fortified..." [More]

Upper Middle Rhine Valley
[Img] "The 65km-stretch of the Middle Rhine Valley, with its castles, historic towns and vineyards, graphically illustrates the long history of human involvement with a dramatic and..." [More]

Town of Bamberg
[Img] "From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period of greatest prosperity,..." [More]

Aachen Cathedral
[Img] "Construction of this palatine chapel, with its octagonal basilica and cupola, began c. 790-800 under the Emperor Charlemagne. Originally inspired by the churches of the..." [More]

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