Fortified Churches Romania – World Heritage Site

Romania Fortified Churches

Romania is one of Europe’s most fascinating and underrated countries. It’s home to beautiful scenery, friendly people, and intruiging history stretching back to the Roman Empire. There are eight World Heritage Sites in Romania, and all eight are definitely among the best places to visit in Romania. One of our favourites was definitely the Fortified … Read more

Haeinsa Temple Stay: Overnight in a World Heritage Site

Haeinsa Temple Main Hall

It’s not every day you get to stay in a World Heritage Site. As of March 2020, we’ve visited over 500 World Heritage Sites, but aside from large cities where the entire downtown is part of a World Heritage Site, we’ve only ever stayed in one: Haeinsa Temple. So what is Haeinsa Temple? Where is … Read more

World Heritage Alternatives to Notre-Dame

Alternatives to Notre Dame

The world was shocked earlier this year as the treasured Notre-Dame catheral in Paris went up in flames. Notre-Dame in Paris was a key component of the Paris World Heritage Site: Banks of the Seine, and visiting is currently out of the question. But if you’re interested in seeing French Gothic cathedrals, there are several … Read more

8 World Heritage Sites of Eastern Czechia

Eastern Czechia World Heritage Sites

In late 2017, our World Heritage Journey had the opportunity to visit the eight World Heritage sites in eastern Czechia (as it’s sometimes known these days, though still officially the Czech Republic). It’s amazing that there’s so many World Heritage sites in such a small area. These World Heritage sites are all quite varied, with … Read more

On the Trail of Martin Luther (via World Heritage Sites!)

Martin Luther Memorials

Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German priest, theology professor, and monk. By starting the Reformation in the early 16th century and founding Protestantism (or Lutheranism), Luther’s influence on the modern Christian church is almost beyond compare. There are two fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany that largely or partly feature Martin Luther – read … Read more

World Heritage Sites of Andalusia

Andalusia World Heritage Sites

Andalusia in southern Spain has a rich and varied history, which has left behind a fascinating array of palaces, castles, cathedrals and other buildings. Additionally, it has some beautiful untouched landscapes. Many of these sites have been recognised by UNESCO for their cultural and natural significance. On our World Heritage Journey, we have visited all … Read more