The best natural World Heritage Sites in Germany
A country full of amazing and unique landmarks and tourist attractions of all kinds – this is the astonishing country of Germany. This state is abundant in both natural and cultural attractions which are world-renowned. Many of these sights were even inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. In one of the previous guides I have already presented you the best cultural World Heritage Sites of Germany.
Below I will give you some information relating to the best natural World Heritage Sites of Germany, including the following: the Messel Pit Fossil Site, the Wadden Sea, the Ancient Beech Forests, the Muskauer Park and the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. If you want to make yourself an unforgettable holiday, visit at least one of them.
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Perhaps the most interesting of all natural World Heritage Sites of Germany is the one named Messel Pit Fossil Site. It is famous for presenting some of the world’s largest deposits of mammal fossils. This archeological site is situated in the Messel Hills and there is also a visitor centre which helps you discover this amazing site. I suggest you not to miss it!
The Wadden Sea
The Wadden Sea is a fantastic natural World Heritage Site situated on the coast of the North Sea. Wadden Sea covers an area of almost 10.000 km² and is famous for its protected area named the “Wadden Sea National Parks of Schleswig Holstein and Lower Saxony”. This landscape is with no doubt one of the most fascinating in Germany and attracts numerous visitors every year.
The Ancient Beech Forests
There are totally five designated areas in Germany which represent the most significant areas of unspoiled beech forests remaining in the country. These lowland beech forests can be found at elevations of just over 600 m. You can not find anywhere else in the world beech forests at such a low elevation. Many trees in these beech forests are centuries old. Nature-lovers find a peaceful paradise here and can enjoy hourly walks away from the noisy cities.
The Muskauer Park
A perfect example of landscape parks is Germany’s Muskauer Park which was also inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The park lies on a huge area of about 830 hectares. The most recognizable features of this beautiful park are: the spacious layout, different intensities of landscape design, broad vistas and artificial water courses.
The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
The Garden Kingdom lies in the heart of a landscape dominated by spacious woodland, rivers and beautiful meadows. This World Heritage Site was created by Prince Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau. If you are interested in a unique landscape of Germany, this is the best place to visit.