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Historical background and UNESCO World Heritage along the Danube

Historical background and UNESCO World Heritage along the Danube

Anyone interested in European history cannot avoid a trip along the Danube. No region is more rich in history and spans more eras than the regions along the Danube through the most central European states. 2000 years of cultural history can be found along this route through 4 countries, 3 capitals and 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Documents in the form of castles, palaces, excavation sites, museums, make the journey through time vivid and impressive.

The following World Heritage Sites in the regions honor the historical significance and special beauty of the landscape and culture.

UNESCO World Heritage sites

A large number of UNESCO World Heritage sites are located along the Danube and in close proximity to it.

Regensburg: Old Town of Regensburg and the district of Stadtamhof

Wachau cultural landscap

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and historic city centre

Budapest: Banks of the Danube, Andrássy Avenue, Buda Castle Quarter

Pannonhalma: Monastery of the Benedictine Order

Pécs: Early Christian necropolis

Salzburg: Historic city centre, prehistoric pile dwellings (in the Salzkammergut region: Lake Atter and Lake Mond), Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut cultural landscape

Český Krumlov: historic centre

World Heritage Danube Limes: the border of the Roman Empire on the joint proposal of Germany, Austria and Slovakia.

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