Located in the heart of Europe, Aachen is a city of understated beauty and character. Once the center of Charlemagne’s empire, Aachen is now a small, relatively lesser known German city, but totally worth a daylong visit.
Aachen Cathedral in Germany has celebrated the 40th anniversary of being awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status with nine nights of projection mapping using disguise technology.
Aachen Cathedral (Der Dom) celebrated 40 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with nine evenings of architectural projection mapping…
Aachen Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Aachen and site of coronations and funerals, looks back at 1,200 years of history.
Aachen Cathedral is regarded as the most famous north of the Alps and in 1978 was the first in Germany listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It was constructed on orders of emperor Charlemagne at the end of the 8th century and until 1531 was the church of coronation for German kings and queens. In its interior the cathedral has splendid mosaics, and the throne of Charlemagne is a must see of any visit. Charlemagne’s remains are also here in a casket of gold and silver, known as the Karlsschrein. In the Marienschrein (shrine to St.Mary) on the other hand important Christian relics are kept, among them Christ’s loincloth. Every seven years thousands of Christians go on a pilgrimage to Aachen Cathedral.
These 41 sites praise thousands of years of vibrant German culture, as well as the country’s many natural riches.
These 41 sites praise thousands of years of vibrant German culture, as well as the country’s many natural riches. For example, the Aachen Cathedral was Charlemagne favorite abode and burial-place after his death. The ancient town of Bamberg is a perfect fusion of Carolingian architectural design with modernity in the most remarkable way. The natural world heritage sites like the Wadden Sea is a beautiful place full of biodiversity and features like sand dunes, sandy beaches, and low tidal coastlines. Also in this category are the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany characterized by their ecological phenomenon processes and the remarkable natural lowland beech ecosystem in the world other than the beech forests in Slovakia and Ukraine.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Germany
Stained glass has enhanced buildings since the Middle Ages and continues to captivate architects and design lovers today. Used as windows or ceilings, the works, which are constructed of colored glass pieces connected and outlined by strips of lead, are frequently found in religious buildings. Discover the 10 of the world’s most breathtaking stained-glass windows.
From a Gothic chapel in Paris to a hotel in Mexico City, take a look at some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows in the world and see how architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Philip Johnson and Oscar Niemeyer, have used the art form in some of their most iconic designs.
Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil
The Oscar Niemeyer – designed cathedral’s distinctive stained glass was created by artist Marianne Peretti in 1990. The 22,000- square-foot work features waves of blue, green, white, and brown glass.
Aachen Cathedral, Germany