City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg



CountryAustria
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
CoordinatesN47 4 27 E15 23 30
Inscription Date1999
Extension2010
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsDeliberate destruction of heritage
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number931
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/931
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=931
DescriptionThe City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg bear witness to an exemplary model of the living heritage of a central European urban complex influenced by the secular presence of the Habsburgs and the cultural and artistic role played by the main aristocratic families. They are a harmonious blend of the architectural styles and artistic movements that have succeeded each other from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, from the many neighbouring regions of Central and Mediterranean Europe. They embody a diversified and highly comprehensive ensemble of architectural, decorative and landscape examples of these interchanges of influence.
StatusWorld Heritage Site