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Saxony impresses with UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Bad Muskau, © Katja Fouad Vollmer

Their names are Muskau Park / Park Mużakowski or the Ore Mountain Mining Region / Krušnohoří, and they are cultural treasures of the highest order. Worldwide, only 1,121 exist. In Germany there are 44 places that UNESCO has elevated to World Heritage status. The two Saxon sites highlight the region in its role as the number one cultural destination in Germany.

Muskau Park in Bad Muskau – the art of garden landscaping in Saxony’s east

Opera in the quarry: Open air event with an allure for stars and the public

Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen, copyrigt Fotograf A. Tischler

It is Europe’s third largest open air opera festival, after Verona and Bregenz. The Opera in the Quarry is an attraction for opera stars, leading musicians and enthusiastic audiences alike. The St. Margarethen quarry in Burgenland, 65 km south east of Vienna in the UNESCO world heritage region of Neusiedlersee, has acquired quite a reputation as a meeting place for international opera enthusiasts.

Central America focuses on tourists from Europe

The upsurge in tourism to the seven small countries of Central America continues. The intention is that visitors from Europe will be playing a more important role in this process in the future. “We are making progress on the European source market, which still retains a great potential for us," stated Carolina Briones, Director General of the Central America Tourism Agency (CATA) at ITB Berlin.