Category Archives: Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

The Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, represent examples of on-going post-glacial biological and ecological evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and are indispensable to understanding the spread of the beech (Fagus sylvatica)ย in the Northern Hemisphere across a variety of environments. The new inscription represents the addition of five forests totaling 4,391 hectares that are added to the 29,278 hectares of Slovakian and Ukranian beech forests inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2007. The tri-national property is now to be known as the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany).

Since 2007 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Ina for the postcard.

germania - foresta

Thanks to Galyna for the postcard.

ucraina - forest

Historic Town of Banskรก ล tiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity

Over the centuries, the town of Banskรก ล tiavnica was visited by many outstanding engineers and scientists who contributed to its fame. The old medieval mining centre grew into a town with Renaissance palaces, 16th-century churches, elegant squares and castles. The urban centre blends into the surrounding landscape, which contains vital relics of the mining and metallurgical activities of the past.

Since 1993 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Lubeno for the postcrossing.

slovacchia - banska

Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

The variety of formations and the fact that they are concentrated in a restricted area means that the 712 caves currently identified make up a typical temperate-zone karstic system. Because they display an extremely rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects, they make it possible to study geological history over tens of millions of years.

Since 1995 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Rita for the postcard.

ungheria - aggtelek

Vlkolรญnec

Vlkolรญnec, situated in the centre of Slovakia, is a remarkably intact settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European village. It is the regionโ€™s most complete group of these kinds of traditional log houses, often found in mountainous areas.

Since 1993 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Miroslava for the postcard.

slovacchia - vkolinec

Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve

Bardejov is a small but exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town, which typifies the urbanisation in this region. Among other remarkable features, it also contains a small Jewish quarter around a fine 18th-century synagogue.

Since 2000 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Ania for the postcard.

slovacchia - bardejov

Levoฤa, Spiลกskรฝ Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

Spiลกskรฝ Hrad has one of the largest ensembles of 13th and 14th century military, political and religious buildings in eastern Europe, and its Romanesque and Gothic architecture has remained remarkably intact.

The extended site features the addition of the historic town-centre of Levoฤa founded in the 13th and 14th centuries within fortifications. Most of the site has been preserved and it includes the 14th century church of St James with its ten alters of the 15th and 16th centuries, a remarkable collection of polychrome works in the Late Gothic style, including an 18.6 metre high alterpiece by completed around 1510 by Master Paul.

Since 1993 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Mirka for the postcard.

slovacchia - spissky