UNESCO World Heritage in NRW
The most important heritage sites in NRW
Cologne Cathedral, Aachen Cathedral, the castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Brühl and the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. These are NRW’s most important cultural monuments to bygone times. Since 2014, Schloss Corvey has been added to this list.
Emperors and electors, men of the church and big industrialists have all left their mark in North Rhine-Westphalia in the form of five splendid monuments that are now included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Imposing cathedrals, magnificent castles, an immense former Benedictine abbey and the most beautiful coal mine in the world all have a fascinating history waiting to be discovered.