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  • Pure beech forests are a
    European phenomenon.
  • One tree species connects all members
    of the World Heritage Site.
  • We are a World Heritage
    with a future. A steadily
    evolving Masterpiece.
  • Only a few remnants of primeval
    forests remain in Europe.
  • Pure beech forests are a
    European phenomenon.
  • One tree species connects all members
    of the World Heritage Site.
  • We are a World Heritage
    with a future. A steadily
    evolving Masterpiece.
  • Only a few remnants of primeval
    forests remain in Europe.

The World Heritage Beech Forests gains new members

The largest serial World Heritage property gets even larger: Unesco World Heritage Series “Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe” is extending with 6 additional States Parties.

The Unesco World Heritage Series “Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe” is proud to announce its extension with 6 additional States Parties (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czechia, France, North Macedonia, Poland and Switzerland). This extension adds 15 new protected areas to the network. And more precious forest areas in other countries could follow. The entire World Heritage Site comprises the few remaining European primeval beech forests and centuries-old European beech forest areas, which are almost unaltered by humans.This World Heritage series is currently the largest serial World Heritage property. With 94 sites in 18 countries, it is the only World Heritage Site globally that connects so many component parts.  Map: our beech forest family 2021