Every country in the world has breathtaking landscapes and imposing monuments of which it can be genuinely proud. This is certainly true of Hungary, where the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has already inscribed several sites as part of the world heritage. In 1987, the Budapest panorama from the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and the village of Hollókő were the first to be included on the World Heritage List, while the most recent additions, in 2002, were Andrássy Avenue and the Tokaj historic wine region. Between these two dates, five Hungarian sites were granted world heritage status: the caves of the Aggtelek karst, the Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hortobágy, the Early Christian necropolis of Pécs and the Fertő Lake area.
This impressive, lavishly illustrated book introduces readers to the World Heritage sites of Hungary, along with sites that may be awarded UNESCO protection in the near future.
Scolar Kiadó is the first publishing house to have compiled a complete overview of Hungarian World Heritage sites and of the nominated sites on UNESCO’s tentative list, sharing these treasures through the skills of renowned photographers.
World heritage sites of Budapest
Old village of Hollókő
Caves of Aggtelek
Karst and Slovak Karst
Archabbey of Pannonhalma
Hortobágy National Park – Puszta
Early Christian necropolis of Pécs
Fertő Lake area
Tokaj historic wine region
Danube Bend cultural landscape
Tentative sites around Lake Balaton
Caves of the Buda Thermal Karst System
Fortifications in Komárom-Komarno
Network of rural heritage buildings
State Stud Farm Estate of Mezőhegyes
Wooden churches in the north-east of the Carpathian Basin
Hungarian frontiers of the Roman Empire
Ödön Lechner’s independent pre-modern architecture