World Heritage Sites Video in Europe & North America

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Austria 

The City of Salt and Mozart: The Historic Centre of Salzburg

An Enchanting Lakeside Town: Hallstatt-Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Era of Maria Theresa: Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

Belgium

Neolithic Flint Mines: Spiennes

Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta 

Women in Search of Independence: Flemish Béguinages

The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre: La Louviere and Le Roeulx 

A Tapestry and a Citizens’ Square: La Grand-Place

A Reflection of a Medieval Town: Historic Centre of Brugge

Medieval Sound of Carillon: The Belfries of Flanders (Belgium, France)

Bulgaria

Holy Paintings in the Caves: The Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

The Cultural Identity of Bulgaria: The Rila Monastery

Canada

The Land of Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Provincial Park

The Broken Cycle of Evolution : Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

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Glaciers flowing into the Sea:  Park Reserves in Alaska and Canada

Croatia

The Pearl of the Adriatic: The Old City of Dubrovnik

Czech Republic

"Pravda vítězí", "Truth Prevails": Historic Centre of Prague

Denmark

The Viking Kingdom: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones 

Hamlet’s Castle: Kronborg Castle

Royal Mausoleum: Roskilde Cathedral

Finland

The Fortress Island: Fortress of Suomenlinna

Angels Fly by the Lakeside Church: Petäjävesi Old Church

France

Town of Medieval Fairs: Provins

The Miracle of an Angel: Mont-Saint Michel and its Bay

The City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret: Le Havre

A Church Without a Cross: Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

The City Frozen in the Middle Ages Splendour: Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne 

The Emperor’s Beloved Palace: Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

The Days of Glory: The Historic Site of Lyon

The Franco-German Border City: Strasbourg

A Bible carved in Stone: Amiens Cathedral

A Masterpiece fit for a King: The Chateau of Chambord

Beautiful Paris, Forever: Paris and the Banks of the Seine

Holy Pilgrimage Town: Vézelay, Church and Hill

Solemn World of Lights: Chartres Cathedral

The Birth of Human Creativity: Vézère Valley Decorated Caves

The French Glory: The Palace and Park of Versailles

Unaccomplished Dream City Project: The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Historic Centre of Avignon: The Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and the Avignon Bridgeon

A Town of Beauty and Passion: Roman and Romanesque Monuments Arles

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Roman Theatre and Triumphal Arch in Orange

Aqueduct Spanning Centuries: Pont du Gard

Medieval Sound of Carillon: The Belfries of Flanders (France and Belgium)

Germany

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Beer and Onions: The Town of Bamberg

The Monastic Island: the Island of Reichenau

Conversation with Goethe: Classical Weimar

Castles along the Rhine: The Upper Middle Rhine Valley

Falconry and the Bishop: Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brülh

Harmony within: The Hanseatic City of Lübeck

Mined for a Millennium: Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar

The Legend of the Rose: St Mary’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim

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The Octagon Mystery: Aachen Cathedral

Wine and Civilization: Roman Monuments of Trier

Beneath the Wheel: The Maulbronn Monastery Complex

Timber-Framed Buildings: Collegiate Church, Castle, and The Old Town of Quedlinburg

Martin Luther: Wittenberg and Eislben

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The King’s Favorite Residence: Souci Palace

Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube: Budapest

The Land Where Hungarian Hearts Belong: Hortobágy, The Puszta

The King of Wines: The Tokai Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

Italy

A Walk in the City of Grace: Historic Centre of Florence

Unfading Pictures Early Christian Monuments: Ravenna

Sacred Mountain The Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy

A Tower on the Gourmet Road: The Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena

Colosseum, the Great Amphitheatre of Antiquity: Historic Centre of Rome

Contrada Life: The Historic centre of Siena

Gondolas and Gondoliers: Venice and its Lagoon

Reawakened Ancient City: Archaeological Areas of Pompeii

The Birth of Pizza Margherita: Historic Centre of Naples

The King and Grissini: Royal House of Savoy

The Last Supper: The Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie

Medieval Skyscrapers: Centre of San Gimignano

Cliffside Villages: Portovenere, Cinque Terre and Surrounding Islands

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The Trulli of Alberobello

The Historic Sloped Town: Costiera Amalfitana

Netherland

Where the Wind Blows: The Mill Network at Kinderjijk-Elshout

Norway

West Norwegian Fjords: Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

The Spirit of the Vikings: Urnes Stave Church

Gifts from Eiders / Vegaøyan: The Vega Archipelago

Vestiges of a German Trading Settlement  Bryggen

Poland

The Pearl of the Renaissance: Old City of Zamość 

The Pilgrim Hill: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

 

Like A Phoenix From the Flames: Historic Centre of Warsaw

Treasures of the Village: Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

Century of War, the Monument to Human Cruelty: Auschwitz Birkenau I / II

The Knights Fortress: Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

Churches of Peace in: Jawor and Swidnica

Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Soul of Poland: Cracow’s Historic Cente

Portugal

The Dreams of Kings: Cultural Landscape of Sintra

Proud Citizens of Oporto: Historic Centre of Oporto

The Symbol of Portugal: Monastery of Batalha

The Museum City: The Historic Centre of Èvora

The Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém

The Vow of Poverty: The Monastery of Alcobaça

In the Footsteps of the Knights Templar: The Convent of Christ in Tomar

Port Wine Country: Alto Douro Wine Region

Romania

Historic Centre of Sighisoara 

Dracula’s Birthplace: Historic Centre of Sighişoara

Protecting Villages: Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Holy Murals of Blue: Churches of Moldavia

The Last European Sanctuary: The Danube Delta

Tree of Life: The Wooden Churches of Maramures

Russia (Federation of)

The Water Emperor: The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg

The Land of Fire and Ice:  The Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Spain

The Riches from the New World: Old Town of Cáceres

Taught By Nature: The Works of Antoni Gaudi

The Water Palace: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín

A Monument to Human Ingenuity: Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

El Greco’s Beloved City: Historic City of Toledo

Multicultural City: Historic Centre of Cordoba

Religious Destination: Santiago de Compostela

The Glory of Columbus: Seville Cathedral

The Origin of Spain: Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias

Sweden

Gods Engraved on Rocks: Rock Carvings in Tanum

Across the Atlantic Ocean: Varberg Radio Station

The Mining Area: The Great Copper Mountain in Falun

The Memorial Hill: Skogskyrkogarden

The Tragic Masquerade: Royal Domain of Drottningholm

Switzerland

Marking the Passage of Time: The Old City of Berne

Convent of St. Gall

Turkey

An Ancient Roman Spa Resort: Hierapolis-Pamukkale

The Fall of Constantinople: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Underground Towns: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Spirit of Scotland: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

A Green Planet: The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Signs of the Decline of an Empire: Hadrian’s Wall

The Challenge to Find Longitude: Maritime Greenwich

Westminster Abbey and Palace

United States of America

Liberty Enlightening the World: Statue of Liberty

The Mounds of Earlier Settlers: Cahokia Mounds State

Glacial Valleys: Yosemite National Park

Mountain of the Fire Goddess: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Engraving the History of the Earth: Grand Canyon National Park

Return of the Wilderness: Yellowstone National Park

Save the Great Marsh: Everglades National Park