Saturday, August 27, 2011

Slavonice - Czech Republic

I already have all the Unesco sites from Czech Republic and thanks to Emerich, i'm getting some of the tentative sites aswell. The Renaissance Houses at Slavonice are on the Tentative List since 2001.

Slavonice is a town situated in the southwest of Moravia.
The town has a traditional medieval renaissance city centre with Sgraffito covered buildings dating from the 14th to 16th centuries, the oldest dating to 1545. The Sgraffito are the second oldest in the Czech Republic, with older existing only in Prague from 1544. The renaissance character of the town is due to a period of extreme wealth in the 14th to 16th century when Slavonice were an important town on the route from Prague to Vienna. When the route was relocated to the north, passing through Znojmo the town's source of wealth dried up as the local farming and forestry activities could never generate enough income. The town is therefore very much preserved in its renaissance look. - in: wikipedia

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