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UNESCO - Austria Awarded Two More World Heritage Sites

Published: May 6, 2019; 16:10 · (Vindobona)

In addition to the currently troubled "Historical Centre of Vienna", which is to be preserved as a World Heritage Site, two other Austrian sites will be added to the World Heritage List at the next UNESCO meeting in Baku at the end of June. The "Danubian Limes" (Donaulimes), part of the former border of the Roman Empire, and the "Grossglockner High Alpine Road", the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria. Thus Austria will have 12 World Heritage Sites starting in summer 2019.

Soon Austria will have 12 World Heritage Sites, including the Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse) / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Sander Hoogendoorn from Gouda, Holland [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

From the results of a working discussion between Mechthild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris, and Gernot Blümel, Federal Minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and the Media, it is clear that Austria will probably receive the following World Heritage Sites at the next meeting of the World Heritage Committee, which will take place from 30 June to 10 July in…

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