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Two World's Heritage List Sites Overlooked in Germany

Two World's Heritage List Sites Overlooked in Germany

Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 - 07:00

The World Heritage List includes over 1,100 sites in 167 countries across the world, and the number is growing. Among these are many popular German landmarks like Berlin's Museum Island, the Cologne Cathedral, and the Bauhaus sites. But the UNESCO list includes many more sites in Germany that haven't acquired the same fame.

Below, you can find two sites that worth to be visited during your next trip to Germany:

The Muskauer Park:

This masterpiece designed by Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau on the borders with Poland, worth the visit for many reasons.

Added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2004, this park is a unique example of European natural parks. It is like a living painting with all the gardening landscapes featured in it.

The park was designed in 1815 and it features 50 km paths suitable for biking. Visitors can also learn more about the park's designer by visiting the permanent must-see exhibition Neues Schloss.

The Modernism Housing Estates or Siedlungen der Berliner Moderne:

Any trip to Berlin cannot be complete without visiting the Museums Island. But the six Modernism Housing Estates, established between 1913 and 1934 as a reverse design of the tragic residential buildings, are almost unknown to people in Berlin. These Estates, which have become a model for the 20th century architecture, are still popular until.

You can also enjoy an exciting experience by wandering in the Falkenberg Garden City in the Treptow-Köpenick region.

With their sparkly facades and geometric shapes, the Six Estates designed by Architect Bruno Taut, are a treat to the eye. Information centers and guided tours are available in the Six Estates including the two biggest ones Siemensstadt and Hufeisensiedlung.

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