Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.
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|
|Městská Elektrárna v Písku (Písek Electricity Museum)||2020||56km||site_ao|
|Passau Dachshund Museum||2020||67.9km||site_ao|
|Europe’s Largest Pipe Organ||2015||68km||site_ao|
|The Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle||2017||0.4km||site_ao|
|Museum of Driftwood||2017||77.2km||site_ao|
|Broken Glass Villa||2018||69.6km||site_ao|
|Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial||2017||63.5km||site_ao|
|Czechia’s Secret, Soviet Radio Tower||2017||72.7km||site_ao|
|The Vicious Stone||2017||21km||site_ao|
|Holašovice Historic Village||1998||16.6km||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.