Auschwitz

Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. It consisted of Auschwitz I (the original concentration camp), Auschwitz II–Birkenau (a combined concentration/extermination camp), Auschwitz III–Monowitz (a labor camp to staff an IG Farben factory), and 45 satellite camps. Auschwitz […]

Germany

Cologne Cathedral Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus) is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World […]

Belgium

Flemish Béguinages Béguinage (French) or begijnhof (Dutch) are collections of small buildings used by Beguines. These were various lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries, comprising religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world. The list includes 13 béguinages: Bruges, Dendermonde, Diest, […]

Romania

Historic Centre of Sighișoara The Historic Centre of Sighișoara (Sighișoara Citadel) is the old historic center of the town of Sighișoara (German: Schäßburg, Hungarian: Segesvár), Romania, built in the 12th century by Saxon settlers. It is an inhabited medieval citadel that, in 1999, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 850-year-old testament to […]

France

Cité de Carcassonne The Cité de Carcassonne is a medieval citadel located in the French city of Carcassonne, in the department of Aude, Occitanie region. It is located on a hill on the right bank of the River Aude, in the south-east part of the city proper. Founded during the Gallo-Roman period, the citadel derives […]

Spain

Mérida Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. The Emerita Augusta has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993. Mérida has been populated since prehistoric times as demonstrated by a prestigious hoard of gold jewellery that was excavated from a girl’s grave in 1870. Consisting of two penannular […]

Portugal

The Monastery of Batalha Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga University of Coimbra Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications Historic Centre of Évora Historic Centre of Guimarães Monastery of Jerónimos and Tower of Belém in Lisbon Royal Building of Mafra Historic Centre of Porto Cultural Landscape of Sintra Convent of Christ […]