In this exhibition, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is collaborating with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to take a look at the Earth from space. Large satellite images reveal the sites of world culture from orbit and show us the traces that mankind has left on our planet.
The numerous activities of DLR in the field of space exploration include monitoring the environment from space – not only with the aim of protecting the conditions for human habitability, but also to safeguard humankind's cultural heritage. Viewing Earth from space gives us new insights and enables us to monitor and judge changes over the long term, in the interest of protecting the environment and as an input to responsible political decision-making.
The exhibition 'What a Sight - Space Looking out for World Heritage' is currently being shown at the UN campus in Bonn. This exhibition was also held in Paris, Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Brussels.
The gallery below shows the satellite images that are presented in the exhibition.
Images in the exhibition
| Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur |
| Hawaii Volcanoes National Park The Properties of the Holy See
| Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park |
| Chan Chan Archaeological Zone The Sundarbans
| Historic areas of Istanbul |
| Ilulissat Icefjord Central Amazon Conservation Complex
| Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin |
| Lappland Samarra Archaeological City
| Okapi Wildlife Reserve |
| Ancient City of Damascus Thingvellir National Park
| Everglades National Park |
| Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls Volcanoes of Kamchatka
| Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan |
| Tongariro National Park Medina of Tunis
| Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman |
| Old City of Dubrovnik Kilimanjaro National Park
| Old City of Sana'a |
| Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
| Ngorongoro Conservation Area |
| Mount Kenya National Park / Natural Forest Historic Centre of Vienna