UNESCO Heritage Site #195: Český Krumlov, a South Bohemian gem

UNique – 9/10 If you want to experience the quintessential charm of a Central European town, there is no better place than Český Krumlov. With the castle tower perched high on the river promontory above the town, and the small bridges hopping over the meandering river beneath, the landscape is idyllic to the point of … More UNESCO Heritage Site #195: Český Krumlov, a South Bohemian gem

UNESCO Heritage Site #194: Bohemian Folk Baroque village

UNique – 6/10 In the fields of South Bohemia, not too far away from either České Budějovice or Česky Krumlov, lies a small village of Holašovice. With the population of around 140 residents and the area consisting of just a few dozen houses grouped around a village square, you would be well within your right … More UNESCO Heritage Site #194: Bohemian Folk Baroque village

UNESCO Heritage Site #192: The Rose City of the Levant

UNique – 8/10 Nestled in the valley of Wadi Musa, protected by the narrow gorges and high vantage points, is Petra, the capital city of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. The kingdom was at the height of its political and economic significance and prosperity from the 4th century BC and until the Roman conquest in 2nd … More UNESCO Heritage Site #192: The Rose City of the Levant

UNESCO Heritage Site #185: The fountain kingdom of Hercules

UNique – 6/10 The monumental statue of Hercules built on top of the tallest hill in Wilhelmshöhe Park dominates the surrounding city of Kassel. At the height of over 520 meters above the sea level, the statue can be seen from many viewpoints throughout Kassel and provides a natural culmination to the numerous natural and … More UNESCO Heritage Site #185: The fountain kingdom of Hercules

UNESCO Heritage Site #178: World’s first designated university town

UNique – 2/10 Sometimes, a UNESCO site collector has to make a difficult choice of seeing one site while missing others due to time pressure. Such was the case, as we were waking up in our hotel room in Madrid and brainstorming about which of the three sites to visit on our last day before … More UNESCO Heritage Site #178: World’s first designated university town