Scandinavia on the UNESCO World Heritage List
“Dramatic beauty in the Scandinavian wilderness”
“Dramatic beauty in the Scandinavian wilderness” – this is how the New York Times described the area of the famous Geirangerfjord. And not only is this one of the most beautiful spots in the country but also worth protecting through the UNESCO world heritage list that encompasses over 900 properties worldwide. Besides Geiranger, the mining town of Røros, the famous Bryggen wharf in Bergen, the ancient rock drawings in Alta and the stave church in Urnes got listed.
In Denmark, the famous Kronborg Caste and the impressive Cathedral of Roskilde made it to the prestigious list. As in Norway, the sites do a great job in combining tourism and public interest with the conservation efforts.
In Sweden there are 14 sites on the list including natural phenomena as the Area of Laponia, the High Coast and the agricultural area of Southern Öland. In addition there are man-made sites like the Hanseatic City of Visby, The Drottningholm Palace ,the Stockholm Cemetery and the Rock Carvings in Tanum.
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