Paris, Banks of the Seine - France

Did you know that i've lived in Paris for 6 months once? I went there over for a language school which was only for 3 weeks - but young as i were - i found a good community there and worked 6 months in a jazz bar in the Marais Quarter - aaa it was an amazing time in my life in which i did many MANY great (and not so great) Experiences! After those 6 Months i decided to do the same in Berlin so i went directly to the other Culture City where i worked in museums and galleries...  i've never visited the cities again, since i'm back home - in 2003.

From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand and Petit Palais, the evolution of Paris and its history can be seen from the River Seine. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Sainte Chapelle are architectural masterpieces while Haussmann's wide squares and boulevards influenced late 19th- and 20th-century town planning the world over.
  • Date of Inscription: 1991

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Paris, Banks of the Seines

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Paris, Banks of the Seine 

Paris, Bank of the Seine

France - Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

Our first Vacations together! We're visiting always UNESCO Sites as we met us for the very first time at Grand Place in Bruxelles.

Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stand the 'Wonder of the West', a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries, the abbey is a technical and artistic tour de force, having had to adapt to the problems posed by this unique natural site. 

Date of Inscription: 1979 
Minor modification inscribed year: 2007

Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Postcard 1: bought during my vacations there 2008
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Postcard 2: AprilRR - 13 - perfecta
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Postcard 3: JuneRR - 13 - perfecta
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
AugustRR2013 - debecca

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen - Germany

The Zollverein industrial complex in Land Nordrhein-Westfalen consists of the complete infrastructure of a historical coal-mining site, with some 20th-century buildings of outstanding architectural merit. It constitutes remarkable material evidence of the evolution and decline of an essential industry over the past 150 years.

Date of Inscription: 2001

Postcard 1: Present from xtelera at the Bielefeld International Meetup #1

Postcard 2: Zollverein XII, unwritten

Wartburg Castle - Germany

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 period, the form it acquired during the 19th-century reconstitution gives a good idea of what this fortress might have been at the height of its military and seigneurial power. It was during his exile at Wartburg Castle that Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German.
Date of Inscription: 1999

Wartburg Castle
Postcard 1: private swap with franziska 

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen - Germany

Who has a Card with the Town Hall for me? 

The Town Hall and the statue of Roland on the marketplace of Bremen in north-west Germany are outstanding representations of civic autonomy and sovereignty, as these developed in the Holy Roman Empire in Europe. The old town hall was built in the Gothic style in the early 15th century, after Bremen joined the Hanseatic League. The building was renovated in the so-called Weser Renaissance style in the early 17th century. A new town hall was built next to the old one in the early 20th century as part of an ensemble that survived bombardment during the Second World War. The statue stands 5.5 m tall and dates back to 1404. 
Date of Inscription: 2004

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
BIG UNESCO #5 from lucyp21

Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
RAS from Astrid


St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - Germany

Who has a St. Mary's Cathedral Card for me? 

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, in particular the wooden ceiling and painted stucco-work, its famous bronze doors and the Bernward bronze column, are – together with the treasures of St Mary's Cathedral – of exceptional interest as examples of the Romanesque churches of the Holy Roman Empire.

Date of Inscription: 1985
further Informations: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/187

St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim
AugustRR - helga

St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim
Postcard 1: private swap from Lars

Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin - Germany

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 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of the 20th century. Each museum was designed so as to establish an organic connection with the art it houses. The importance of the museum's collections – which trace the development of civilizations throughout the ages – is enhanced by the urban and architectural quality of the buildings.

  • Date of Inscription: 1999

Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
Postcard 1: BIG Unesco RR #9 from elbe

Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
Postcard 2: Unesco RR #95 from bine

Hanseatic City of Lübeck - Germany

Lübeck – 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 northern Europe. It has remained a centre for maritime commerce to this day, particularly with the Nordic countries. Despite the damage it suffered during the Second World War, the basic structure of the old city, consisting mainly of 15th- and 16th-century patrician residences, public monuments (the famous Holstentor brick gate), churches and salt storehouses, remains unaltered.

  • Date of Inscription: 1987
  • Minor modification inscribed year: 2009

Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Unesco RR #100 - turtles

Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Big Unesco RR #7 - mahako




Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Germany

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates. The property consists of six housing estates that testify to innovative housing policies from 1910 to 1933, especially during the Weimar Republic, when the city of Berlin was particularly progressive socially, politically and culturally. The property is an outstanding example of the building reform movement that contributed to improving housing and living conditions for people with low incomes through novel approaches to town planning, architecture and garden design. The estates also provide exceptional examples of new urban and architectural typologies, featuring fresh design solutions, as well as technical and aesthetic innovations. Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner and Walter Gropius were among the leading architects of these projects which exercised considerable influence on the development of housing around the world. 
Date of Inscription: 2008

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
private swap with anjaaustel


Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau - Germany

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 and decorated by the school's professors (Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Wassily Kandinsky) launched the Modern Movement, which shaped much of the architecture of the 20th century.

 Date of Inscription: 1996

Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau
MayRR - 42 - blackcat


Spain - Archaeological Site of Atapuerca

The caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca contain a rich fossil record of the earliest human beings in Europe, from nearly one million years ago and extending up to the Common Era. They represent an exceptional reserve of data, the scientific study of which provides priceless information about the appearance and the way of life of these remote human ancestors.

Date of Inscription: 2000
further Informations: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/989

Postcard 3 - private swap with famalubel/fabienne

Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis - Egypt

Thebes, the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height. 

Date of Inscription: 1979

Ancient Thebes with it's Necropolis
unwritten - found in our 2nd hand book store     

Ancient Thebes with it's Necropolis
unwritten - found in our 2nd hand book store
Postcard 3: Valley of the Kings - SeptemberRR - 13 - perfecta

Bryggen - Norway

Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, is a reminder of the town’s importance as part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire from the 14th to the mid-16th century. Many fires, the last in 1955, have ravaged the characteristic wooden houses of Bryggen. Its rebuilding has traditionally followed old patterns and methods, thus leaving its main structure preserved, which is a relic of an ancient wooden urban structure once common in Northern Europe. Today, some 62 buildings remain of this former townscape. 
Date of Inscription: 1979

Postcard 1: SeptemberRR - 50 - siguanea

Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land - Japan

Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land comprises five sites, including the sacred Mount Kinkeisan. It features vestiges of government offices dating from the 11th and 12th centuries when Hiraizumi was the administrative centre of the northern realm of Japan and rivalled Kyoto. The realm was based on the cosmology of Pure Land Buddhism, which spread to Japan in the 8th century. It represented the pure land of Buddha that people aspire to after death, as well as peace of mind in this life. In combination with indigenous Japanese nature worship and Shintoism, Pure Land Buddhism developed a concept of planning and garden design that was unique to Japan.

Date of Inscription: 2011

Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Postcard 1: MeetUp RR #50B from tinktink0302

Australia - Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)

Would love to receive a new one from this site!

Riversleigh and Naracoorte, situated in the north and south respectively of eastern Australia, are among the world’s 10 greatest fossil sites. They are a superb illustration of the key stages of evolution of Australia’s unique fauna.

Postcard 1: SeptemberRR - 49 - aussiebear

Spain - San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

The monastic community founded by St Millán in the mid-6th century became a place of pilgrimage. A fine Romanesque church built in honour of the holy man still stands at the site of Suso. It was here that the first literature was produced in Castilian, from which one of the most widely spoken languages in the world today is derived. In the early 16th century the community was housed in the fine new monastery of Yuso, below the older complex; it is still a thriving community today. 
Date of Inscription: 1997

Postcard 1: Private Swap with famalubel

Sweden - Varberg Radio Station

The Varberg Radio Station at Grimeton in southern Sweden (built 1922–24) is an exceptionally well-preserved monument to early wireless transatlantic communication. It consists of the transmitter equipment, including the aerial system of six 127-m high steel towers. Although no longer in regular use, the equipment has been maintained in operating condition. The 109.9-ha site comprises buildings housing the original Alexanderson transmitter, including the towers with their antennae, short-wave transmitters with their antennae, and a residential area with staff housing. The architect Carl Åkerblad designed the main buildings in the neoclassical style and the structural engineer Henrik Kreüger was responsible for the antenna towers, the tallest built structures in Sweden at that time. The site is an outstanding example of the development of telecommunications and is the only surviving example of a major transmitting station based on pre-electronic technology.

Date of Inscription: 2004
Postcard 1: Private Swap with Princess Yulianna

Historic Centre of Bukhara - Uzbekistan

Bukhara, which is situated on the Silk Route, is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia, with an urban fabric that has remained largely intact. Monuments of particular interest include the famous tomb of Ismail Samani, a masterpiece of 10th-century Muslim architecture, and a large number of 17th-century madrasas.

  • Date of Inscription: 1993
Historic Centre of Bukhara
Postcard 1: Private Swap with Princess Yulianna

Historic Centre of Bukhara
card sent to University Bern

Turkey - Xanthos-Letoon

This site, which was the capital of Lycia, illustrates the blending of Lycian traditions and Hellenic influence, especially in its funerary art. The epigraphic inscriptions are crucial for our understanding of the history of the Lycian people and their Indo-European language.

Date of Inscription: 1988
Postcard 1: Meet-up RR #50B from SihirliFlut

Old Walled City of Shibam - Yemen

Surrounded by a fortified wall, the 16th-century city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. Its impressive tower-like structures rise out of the cliff and have given the city the nickname of ‘the Manhattan of the desert’.

  • Date of Inscription: 1982
Postcard 1: Found in the PhilaCoin Store from Vaduz Liechtenstein

Finland - Sweden - High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago

The Kvarken Archipelago (Finland) and the High Coast (Sweden) are situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, a northern extension of the Baltic Sea. The 5,600 islands of the Kvarken Archipelago feature unusual ridged washboard moraines, ‘De Geer moraines’, formed by the melting of the continental ice sheet, 10,000 to 24,000 years ago. The Archipelago is continuously rising from the sea in a process of rapid glacio-isostatic uplift, whereby the land, previously weighed down under the weight of a glacier, lifts at rates that are among the highest in the world. As a consequence islands appear and unite, peninsulas expand, and lakes evolve from bays and develop into marshes and peat fens. The High Coast has also been largely shaped by the combined processes of glaciation, glacial retreat and the emergence of new land from the sea. Since the last retreat of the ice from the High Coast 9,600 years ago, the uplift has been in the order of 285 m which is the highest known ''rebound''. The site affords outstanding opportunities for the understanding of the important processes that formed the glaciated and land uplift areas of the Earth''s surface.

  • Date of Inscription: 2000
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Postcard 1: The Karken Archipelago is Finland's first World Natural Heritage.

High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Postcard 2: This is a Photo taken from merja2006 for the PhotoRR some years ago.

High Coast Kvarken Archipelago
Postcard 3: Again from Bessie/Niina for the BIG UNESCO RR #5
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
SwedenSite rec'd from batmamma

Struve Geodetic Arc - Estonia

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian. This helped to establish the exact size and shape of the planet and marked an important step in the development of earth sciences and topographic mapping. It is an extraordinary example of scientific collaboration among scientists from different countries, and of collaboration between monarchs for a scientific cause. The original arc consisted of 258 main triangles with 265 main station points. The listed site includes 34 of the original station points, with different markings, i.e. a drilled hole in rock, iron cross, cairns, or built obelisks.

  • Date of Inscription: 2005

Struve Geodetic Arc
JanuaryRR - 10 - aj-person
Struve Geodetic Arc
card is dedicated to the 200th Anniversary or tartu Observatory