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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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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Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: The wooden churches of southern Little Poland bear exceptional testimony to the tradition of church building from the Middle Ages. They have also been preserved in the context of the vernacular village and landscape setting and related to the liturgical and cult functions of the Roman Catholic Church in a …

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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 PĆ¼ckler-Muskau, around …

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