The UNESCO 'Earthly treasure and architecture' route covers the longest period of all. It vividly documents everything from industrial heritage to prehistoric excavations. Stunning old quarters and outstanding places of special religious significance complete this tour of striking contrasts that also offers walking enthusiasts some particularly lovely routes.

Route information

UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • Fagus Factory in Alfeld
  • St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim
  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
  • Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
  • The Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří/Ore Mountain Mining Region
  • Naumburg Cathedral
  • Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey
  • Wilhelmshöhe Park
  • Messel Pit Fossil Site
  • The Great Spa Towns of Europe: Three German Spa Resorts are UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Other towns and cities worth seeing:

Length: approx. 1500 km
Starts: Hannover
Ends: Stuttgart
Duration: 8 days
Recommended overnight stays: Goslar, Leipzig, Kassel, Stuttgart

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