Ausblick vom Vierungsturm des Kölner Doms, © André Menne, Peter Wieler


pan­or­amic jour­ney through the UN­ESCO World

The spec­tac­u­lar pho­to­graphs of the UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Sites in North Rhine-West­phalia will make vis­it­ors want to go and see them in real life. Their out­stand­ing qual­ity per­fectly com­mu­nic­ates the spa­tial im­pres­sion, and makes it pos­sible to zoom in down to the smal­lest de­tail.

Five of the six most important treasures of North Rhine-Westphalia have never before been seen in this way. The spectacular 360° photographs of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in NRW allow visitors to see them at the click of a mouse, with close-up views into and onto the famous buildings. The outstanding quality of the photographs perfectly communicates the spatial impression, and makes it possible to zoom in down to the smallest detail. Visitors have the opportunity to take a virtual tour of Aachen Cathedral, Cologne Cathedral, the Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces, the Zeche Zollverein colliery and the Schloss Corvey palace.

Brand new: with virtual reality glasses, there is now also the option of diving into the UNESCO World Heritage Site buildings from your own home. Try it out!

Either click on the glasses symbol in the navigation bar, or start the panoramas directly in VR mode:


Start Aachen Cathedral in VR mode | Start Cologne Cathedral in VR mode | Start Schloss Corvey palace in VR mode | Start the Brühl palaces in VR mode | Start the Zeche Zollverein colliery in VR mode

Do want to get to know more about the UN­ESCO World Her­it­age sites?