Chair of WHS Chairs Group stepping down
Professor Barry Gilbertson is to step down from his voluntary role as chair of the City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site…Read more
The property – eleven places developed around mineral springs – provides exceptional testimony to a complex, and unprecedented urban typology and cultural movement – the spa town. The Great Spas of Europe marks the greatest development of this phenomenom.
A serial transnational site across 7 States Parties with 11 component sites, each a famous European spa town.
The Great Spa Towns of Europe were inscribed onto the World Heritage List at the 44th World Heritage Committee in July 2021.Official website
The principal towns grew into fashionable centres until 1914 and are a remarkable cultural and social phenomenon that made a contribution to European Culture and society for over two and half thousand years. – https://whc.unesco.org/
Location: Baden bei Wien, Spa, Františkovy Lázně, Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, Vichy, Bad Ems, Baden-Baden, Bad Kissingen, Montecatini Terme, City of Bath.
Country: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom
Year of Inscription: 2021
UNESCO Criteria: (ii), (iii)
For more information about Great Spa Towns of Europe (City of Bath), visit the website