Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski

Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: Muskauer Park was the forerunner for new approaches to landscape design in cities, and influenced the development of landscape architecture as a discipline. The site is the core zone of an extensive landscape park laid out by a leading European personality of the mid-19th century, Prince Hermann von P├╝ckler-Muskau, around …

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Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poland

From the World Heritage inscription: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is an exceptional cultural monument in which the natural landscape was used as the setting for a symbolic representation in the form of chapels and avenues of the events of the Passion of Christ. The result is a cultural landscape of great beauty and spiritual quality in which …

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poland

From the World Heritage inscription: The salt mines of Cracow exemplify a large industrial establishment, administratively and technically well organized, the continued existence of which has been ensured by the process of adaptation since the Middle Ages. The progressive development of mining processes over the centuries is perfectly illustrated there, in all its stages, owing …

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Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp

From the World Heritage inscription: Auschwitz-Birkenau was the principal and most notorious of the six concentration and extermination camps established by Nazi Germany to implement its Final Solution policy which had as its aim the mass murder of the Jewish people in Europe. Built in Poland under Nazi German occupation initially as a concentration camp …

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The Historic Centre of Warsaw

Historic Center of Warsaw UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: Warsaw was deliberately annihilated in 1944 as a repression of the Polish resistance to the German occupation. The capital city was reduced to ruins with the intention of obliterating the centuries-old tradition of Polish statehood. The rebuilding of the historic city, 85% of which was destroyed, was the result of …

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