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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.
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A serial transnational site across 7 States Parties with 11 component sites, each a famous European spa town.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: Nomination to the 44th World Heritage Committee 2021.
UNESCO Criteria: (ii), (iii), (iv) & (vi)
For more information about Great Spas of Europe (City of Bath), visit the website