Posts Tagged With: Europe

Churches of Moldavia – Church of St Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Monastery of Probota (1993)

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Defence Line of Amsterdam (1995)

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Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region (2011)

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Thanks to Anita from Macedonia for this beautiful postcard!

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Archaeological Site of Mystras (1989)

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Thanks to Vicky from Greece

Mystras (Greek: Μυστράς, ΜυζηθράςMyzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea) is a fortified town and a former municipality inLaconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sparti, of which it is a municipal unit. Situated on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta, it served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. The site remained inhabited throughout the Ottoman period, when it was mistaken by Western travellers for ancient Sparta. In the 1830s, it was abandoned and the new town of Spartiwas built, approximately eight kilometres to the east.

In 1989 the ruins, including the fortress, palace, churches, and monasteries, were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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The Wadden Sea (2009)

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Thanks again to Inge from Germany.

The Wadden Sea (Dutch: Waddenzee, German: Wattenmeer, Low German: Wattensee or Waddenzee, Danish: Vadehavet, West Frisian: Waadsee) is an intertidal zone in the southeastern part of the North Sea. It lies between the coast of northwestern continentalEurope and the range of Frisian Islands, forming a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. It is rich in biological diversity. In 2009, the Dutch and German parts of the Wadden Sea were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

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Wartburg Castle (1999)

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Thanks to Inge from Germany 😀

The Wartburg is a castle situated on a 410 metres  precipice to the southwest of, and overlooking the town of Eisenach, in the state of Thuringia, Germany. In 1999, UNESCO added Wartburg Castle to the World Heritage List as an “Outstanding Monument of the Feudal Period in Central Europe”, citing its “Cultural Values of Universal Significance”.

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Aachen Cathedral (1978)

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Danke Manuela for this beautiful card from Germany 🙂

Aachen Cathedral, frequently referred to as the “Imperial Cathedral” (in German: Kaiserdom), is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany. The church is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe and was known as the “Royal Church of St. Mary at Aachen” during the Middle Ages. For 595 years, from 936 to 1531, the Aachen chapel was the church of coronation for 30German kings and 12 queens. The church is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Aachen. It was one of the first 12 items to make the entry into the UNESCO list of world heritage sites, as the first German and one of the first three European historical ensembles.

 

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Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch (1991)

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Thanks to Manuela from Germany 🙂

he Abbey of Lorsch (German: Reichsabtei Lorsch) is a former Imperial Abbey in Lorsch, Germany, about 10 km east of Worms, one of the most renowned monasteries of the Carolingian Empire. Even in its ruined state, its remains are among the most important pre-Romanesque–Carolingian style buildings in Germany. Its chronicle, entered in the Lorscher Codex compiled in the 1170s (now in the state archive at Würzburg) is a fundamental document for early medieval German history. Another famous document from the monastic library is the Codex Aureus of Lorsch. In 1991 the ruined abbey was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim (1985)

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Thanks again to Anke from Germany.

The Church of St. Michael (German: Michaeliskirche) is an early-Romanesque Lutheran church in Hildesheim, Germany. It has been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1985.

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Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl (1984)

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Thankts to Anke from Germany.

The Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces is a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which have been listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. They are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark. Augustusburg Palace and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts. The Max Ernst Museum is located nearby.

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