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Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

This transboundary property stretches over 12 countries. Since the end of the last Ice Age, European Beech spread from a few isolated refuge areas in the Alps, Carpathians, Dinarides, Mediterranean and Pyrenees over a short period of a few thousand years in a process that is still ongoing. The successful expansion across a whole continent is related to the tree’s adaptability and tolerance of different climatic, geographical and physical conditions.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

ixTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals. All



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Famous tower clocks en ru 153.6kmsite_izi
Museum of folk architecture and rural life in Lviv en pl ru uk 155.4kmsite_izi
Lonsky Prison National Memorial Museum 2020152.2kmsite_ao
Niedzica Castle 2020153.7kmsite_ao
Dubník Opal Mines 201965.2kmsite_ao
Znesinnia Park Rail Tracks 2019156kmsite_ao
The Most Expensive Galician Restaurant 2019153.5kmsite_ao
Museum of Folk Architecture 201963.4kmsite_ao
The Ruins of the Abandoned All Saints Church 2019141.8kmsite_ao
Salo Art Museum 2019153.2kmsite_ao
Synevyr Lake 2018107.7kmsite_ao
Chmarošský Viaduct 2018156.9kmsite_ao
A Hungarian Village Where Wooden Boats Mark The Dead 2017104.7kmsite_ao
This Polish Oak Tree Hid a Jewish Family in Its Trunk During WWII 2017107.2kmsite_ao
This Ukrainian Pharmacy Museum Is a Walk Through Apothecary History 2017153.6kmsite_ao
The Rock of Refuge in the Slovak Paradise 2018140kmsite_ao
Levoča Cage of Shame 2017127.6kmsite_ao
Sokolia Dolina Gorge 2018140.7kmsite_ao
Huta Etelka 2018143.8kmsite_ao
Lychakiv Cemetery 2018154.1kmsite_ao
Multi-Named Street 2018153.5kmsite_ao
Administrative Palace, Satu Mare 1972141.4kmsite_brutalism
L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre 1998153.5kmsite_whs
Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve 200083.5kmsite_whs
Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments 1993114.6kmsite_whs
Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska 2003114.8kmsite_whs
Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape 2002120.1kmsite_whs
Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine 2013111.3kmsite_whs
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst 1995148.2kmsite_whs

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.

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