Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany is a transnational composite nature site. The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians include ten separate massifs located along the 185 km (115 mi) long axis from the Rakhiv mountains and Chornohora ridge in Ukraine over the Poloniny Ridge (Slovakia) to the Vihorlat Mountains in Slovakia. The Ancient Beech Forests of Germany include five locations in various parts of Germany

The Carpathian site covers a total area of 77,971.6 ha (192,672 acres), out of which only 29,278.9 ha (72,350 acres) are part of the actual preserved area, while the rest is considered a “buffer zone”. Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians cover areas of Zakarpattia and Prešov Regions. Over 70% of the site is located in Ukraine. The area includes two national parks, a biosphere reserve, and a few habitat controlled areas (mostly in Slovakia). Both national parks, along with a neighboring area in Poland, compose a separate biosphere reserve, the East Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.

Besides Havešová, Rožok, and Stužica (all of them located in Bukovské vrchy), there is a fourth component situated in Slovakia, named Kyjovský prales of Vihorlat.

Ukrainian locations include Chornohora, Kuziy-Trybushany, Maramarosh, Stuzhytsia–Uzhok, Svydovets, and Uholka–Shyrikyi Luh. However, only few of the ten components are accessible to visitors. Stužica is the only one of three locations in Bukovské vrchy (Slovakia) with available hiking trails.

The five German forests cover 4,391 hectares and were added in 2011.

Outline
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany is a transnational composite nature site.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Antonine Wall

    Antonine Wall

  2. Monastic Island of Reichenau

    Monastic Island of Reichenau

  3. Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

    Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar

  1. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

    Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

  2. Wachau Cultural Landscape

    Wachau Cultural Landscape

  3. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

    Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

  1. Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon

    Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon

  2. Medieval Town of Torun

    Medieval Town of Torun

  3. Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores

    Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores

  1. Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

    Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

  2. Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

    Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

  3. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning

    La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning

  1. Gough and Inaccessible Islands

    Gough and Inaccessible Islands

  2. Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof

    Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof

  3. Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery

    Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery

  1. Universidade de Coimbra

    Universidade de Coimbra

  2. Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

    Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

  3. The Wadden Sea

    The Wadden Sea

  1. Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Wieliczka Salt Mine

  2. Lugo

    Lugo

  3. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

    Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

  1. San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

    San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

  2. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

    Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

  3. Schokland and Surroundings

    Schokland and Surroundings

  1. City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

    City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch

    Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch

  3. Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

    Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

  1. Medieval City of Rhodes

    Medieval City of Rhodes

  2. Historic Centre of Évora

    Historic Centre of Évora

  3. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

  1. Churches of Moldavia

    Churches of Moldavia

  2. Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

    Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

  3. City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

    City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg

  1. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

    The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

  2. Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape

    Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape

  3. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

  1. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

    Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

  2. Costiera Amalfitana

    Costiera Amalfitana

  3. Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

    Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top