UNESCO World Heritage in NRW
The most important heritage sites in NRW
Emperors and electors, men of the church and big industrialists have all left their mark in North Rhine-Westphalia. Five splendid monuments and a historical border are now included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Imposing cathedrals, magnificent castles, monuments from Roman times, an immense former Benedictine abbey and the most beautiful coal mine in the world all have a fascinating history waiting to be discovered.