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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



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