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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The EV15 route has a significant number of cultural or natural sites listed as World Heritage Sites by Unesco! Luxurious castles, internationally-renowned towns, the romantic Rhine valley, take a break and enjoy the marvels along the route!

  • Speyer Cathedral

    Begun in 1030, Speyer Cathedral is the largest Romanesque cathedral in the world. The basilica with its four towers and two domes was highly influential in the development of Romanesque architecture. It was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

  • Cologne Cathedral

    Cologne Cathedral is the city's most famous landmark and main attraction. Towering over the Rhine, it lies close to the Hohenzollern Bridge, the city's biggest museums and the main shopping streets including the Hohen Straße and the Schildergasse. Dedicated to Saint Peter, the five-aisled Gothic cathedral was completed in 1880 after taking 632 years to build. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and has space for approximately 4,000 worshippers. It has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1996 due to its spiritual and cultural importance as one of the European masterpieces of Gothic architecture.

  • City of Strasbourg

    Set within two arms of the River Ill, the “Grande Ile” (Grand Island) is the historical centre of Alsace's main city. Added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1988, it has several historical buildings dating back to medieval times. Particularly worth mentioning are the minster, the four ancient churches, the Kammerzell house, the Palais Rohan the former residence of the cardinal, covered bridges ...

  • Neuf-Brisach: Vauban's fortifications

    Commissioned by Louis XIV, Vauban began building the Neuf Brisach fortifications, which are unique in the whole of Europe, in 1699. It turned the town into the new stronghold in the Alsace lowlands after Breisach, which lies on the other side of the Rhine, was lost in 1697. Protected by star-shaped bastions, the eight-sided town is one of the show-pieces of Vauban's work. When riding along the EuroVelo 15 Route, one can see the moat belonging to the fortifications by Niffer in the Haut-Rhin department.

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