Friday, November 27, 2009

New Polish WHS

My polish unesco list is almost complete. With this 2 new cards, i'm only missing 1 site from Poland.
I got these 2 from a private trade with Boguslaw "bodexs".

"Białowieża Primaeval Forest, known as Belavezhskaya Pushcha in Belarus and Puszcza Białowieska in Poland, is an ancient woodland straddling the border between Belarus and Poland, located 70 km (43 mi) north of Brest. It is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest which once spread across the European Plain.
On the Polish side, in the Białowieża National Park, there is the Białowieska Glade, a building complex originally built for the tsars of Russia – the last private owners of the forest (from 1888 to 1917) when the whole forest was within the Russian Empire. The Glade is equipped with a hotel, restaurant and parking areas. Guided tours into the strictly controlled areas of the park can be arranged by horse-drawn carriage. Approximately 100,000 tourists visit the Polish part of the forest annually. The village of Białowieża lies in the forest." - in: wikipedia

"The Muskau Park, in Polish Park Mużakowski, is the biggest and one of the most famous English-style parks of Germany and Poland. It covers 3.5 square kilometres of land in Poland and 2.1 in Germany. The park extends on both sides of the Lusatian Neisse river, which constitutes the border between the countries. The 17.9 square kilometres buffer zone around the park encompassed the German town Bad Muskau in the West and Polish Łęknica (former Lugknitz) in the East. The heart of the park are the partially wooded raised areas on the east bank of the river called The Park on Terraces.

On July 2, 2004, the UNESCO inscribed the park on the World Heritage List, as an exemplary example of cross-border cultural collaboration between Poland and Germany." - in: wikipedia

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