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Further Architectural Highlights

Essen: Zollverein coal mine
Once the most modern coal mine of the world, the abandoned brown coal mine with the striking double pit head frame is meanwhile listed by UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It has become one of the highlights of the European Route of Industrial Culture with numerous attractions from the sculpture forest to the design museum.
Hameln: Reanissance experience
Meet Einstein, Galilei and Dürer live. The ultramodern edutainment and science centre behind the historical facade of the wedding house in Hameln revives the renaissance era in all its fascinating aspects with impressive high-tech productions.

Völklingen: Iron Works
The historical iron works in Völklingen, Saarland, was the first industrial monument listed by UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Beyond its technical attraction this symbol of industrial culture organises regularly high-class special exhibition and concerts.
Mannheim: quadrangular city
Mannheim's unique ground plan in quadrangles determines the overall image of the inner city. They were designed by Prince Elector Frederick IV who took the castle as the starting point. Instead of street names there are addresses like B2 or U13 in the quadrangular city which resembles a little the basic grid of Manhattan.

Romanesque Route
Country of the first kings and emperors. 72 Romanesque monuments in 60 localities line the Romanesque Route which meanders through the travel destination of Saxony-Anhalt in the shape of an eight.

Route of Industrial Heritage
52 witnesses of industrial culture in the Ruhr district make up the Route of Industrial Heritage Route including well-known communities, museums and landscape panoramas.

Castle Road
Attractive itinerary through beautiful scenery with 70 romantic fortresses and castles. This traditional holiday route leads from Mannheim to Heidelberg, Rothenburg on Tauber and Nuremberg to Bayreuth.

German Route of half-timbered houses
Rich in styles, shapes and colours it leads visitors across picturesque sceneries. No other country in the world owns a comparable multitude of half-timbered houses: a treasure of about 2.5 million structures.