The southern part of the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea is dominated by a vast limestone plateau. Human beings have lived here for some five thousand years and adapted their way of life to the physical constraints of the island. As a consequence, the landscape is unique, with abundant evidence of continuous human settlement from prehistoric times to the present day.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|v||To be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.||All|
|Prästens Badkar (The Priests Bathtub)||2020||157.4km||site_ao|
|Simrislundsristningen (Simrislund Carvings)||2020||158.8km||site_ao|
|Pippi Longstocking’s House||2019||155km||site_ao|
|Sandby Borg Ringfort||2019||27.1km||site_ao|
|Bergdala Glastekniska Museum||2018||95.8km||site_ao|
|The Troll Forest||2018||121.3km||site_ao|
|Sweden’s Ancient Burial Ships||2018||165.6km||site_ao|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.