The City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg bear witness to an exemplary model of the living heritage of a central European urban complex influenced by the secular presence of the Habsburgs and the cultural and artistic role played by the main aristocratic families. They are a harmonious blend of the architectural styles and artistic movements that have succeeded each other from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, from the many neighbouring regions of Central and Mediterranean Europe. They embody a diversified and highly comprehensive ensemble of architectural, decorative and landscape examples of these interchanges of influence.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|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|
|Ptuj Castle’s Collection of Traditional Carnival Masks||2019||81.2km||site_ao|
|The World’s Oldest Grape-Producing Vine||2018||60.7km||site_ao|
|The Stairs of Reconciliation||2016||3.9km||site_ao|
|Burgruine Gösting (Gösting Castle Ruins)||2016||3.4km||site_ao|
|Pädagogische Akademie (today: Graz International Bilingual School)||0.3km||site_brutalism|
|Easter Church (Osterkirche)||66.6km||site_brutalism|
|Residential Building “Jem?ev vrt”||60.3km||site_brutalism|
|Middle School and High School||1964||24.5km||site_brutalism|
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.