Czech Republic celebrates new UNESCO sights

Czech Republic celebrates new UNESCO sights

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Long awaited has become reality! The Czech Republic's famous West Bohemian Spa Triangle along with other 8 spa towns of Europe have been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list as The Great Spa Towns of Europe.
The nomination highlights the importance and the outstanding universal values of spa culture and architecture as a specific European phenomenon. The Great Spa Towns were jointly presented by seven participating State Parties – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Czech Republic – coordinator and guarantor of the entire nomination.

Another brand new addition to our UNESCO Wolrd Heritage list is an area of the Jizera Mountains in North Bohemia known as Jizerskohorské bučiny (Jizera Mountains Beechwood).It's the largest self-contained area of beech wood (27 km2) that covers the steep northern slopes of the Jizera Mountains from Špičák in the west to Tišina in the east. The lack of intervention from man has made the forest area an oasis for birds and animals. The black stork, the Eurasian eagle owl and the peregrine falcon are at home here.