Machu Picchu is undoubtedly a popular South American destination – and with good reason. Set atop the Andes Mountains, this archaeological site was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is also considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
A UNESCO World Heritage city, Quedlinburg rests below a sandstone cliff that has an abbey and palace on top.
The king of East Francia, Henry the Fowler founded Quedlinburg in the 10th century, and his successor, Holy Roman Emperor Otto I would hold court here and develop the city.
The iconic Geirangerfjord is considered one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list together with the Nærøyfjord.
The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions. The fjord is 260 metres deep while the surrounding mountains are 1600-1700 metres high.
The fjord is also known for its spectacular waterfalls and deserted fjord farms high up on the steep cliffsides. The idyllic nature and the dramatic mountains will impress any visitor in the area.
Salzburg is the most beautiful Austrian city, still retaining its old-fashioned charm. Of course, it’s still Austria – one of the most highly developed countries in the world, but Salzburg has retained its true appearance even under the onslaught of the latest achievements of civilization that have overrun all modern megacities.
The historical center of Salzburg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is famous, first of all, for its annual music festival, when many thousands of tourists come here. Salzburg in general bears the unofficial title of “musical capital” of Austria.
Machu Picchu is the name of an abandoned stone city built by the Incas. It is a popular place to visit in the Andes Mountains in Peru, western South America, receiving over 1 million visitors in recent years. It is classed as a New Wonder of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lübeck is a must-visit city in Schleswig-Holstein. As the capital of the Hanseatic League the city was a central node in a network of ports around the Baltic Sea.
For hundreds of years Lübeck has been the “City of the Seven Spires”, and even after a devastating bombing raid in 1942 those towers decorate the skyline of the Old Town on its island in the River Trave.
Hallstatt is a little town of breathtaking views located between Salzburg and Graz, in the Salzkammergut Lake District of Austria. Considered to be one of the oldest still inhabited settlement in Europe, Hallstatt is a UNESCO heritage site and an important Austrian tourist attraction.
Ilulissat, Greenland I Илулиссат, Гренландия
Ilulissat is situated in Disko Bay at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord which was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. There are three designated hiking trails of varying duration and difficulty in the Illulisat Icefjord (Ilulissat Kangerlua) each providing fabulous opportunities to hike along the edge of the fjord and get stupendous views of a massive number of icebergs that have calved from the most active glacier in the world.
Photo by André Terras Alexandre.
Yoho National Park I Национальный парк Йохо
Yoho National Park, national park in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The park occupies 507 square miles of the western and central slopes of the Rocky Mountains and is adjacent to two other national parks—Banff to the east and Kootenay to the south. Known for the Burgess Shale archaeological site, as well as for its geologic treasures, diverse wildlife, and scenic landscape, Yoho became part of a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.
PHOTOS BY EMANUEL SMEDBØL.