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Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

 Posted by , last edited on February 21, 2014 at 04:12:54

Location Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine
Coordinates N49 5 10 E22 32 10
Property 33,670 ha
Date of Inscription 2007

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The Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, represent examples of on-going post-glacial biological and ecological evolution of terrestrial ecosystems and are indispensable to understanding the spread of the beech (Fagus sylvatica) in the Northern Hemisphere across a variety of environments. The new inscription represents the addition of five forests totaling 4,391 hectares that are added to the 29,278 hectares of Slovakian and Ukranian beech forests inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2007. The tri-national property is now to be known as the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany (Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany).

Photos from Landolia

Stužica primeval beech forest in Slovakia Svydovets mountain range, Ukraine Chalk cliffs, Jasmund National Park, Germany

The list:


  • Grumsiner Forest (Brandenburg)
  • Kellerwald-Edersee National Park (Hesse)
  • Jasmund National Park (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
  • Serrahn (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
  • Hainich (Thuringia)


  • Havešová (Presov)
  • Rožok (Presov)
  • Stužica / Bukovské vrchy (Presov)
  • Vihorlat (Presov)


  • Chornohora (Zakarpattia)
  • Kuziy / Trybushany (Zakarpattia)
  • Maramoros (Zakarpattia)
  • Stuzhytsia / Uzhok (Zakarpattia)
  • Svydovets (Zakarpattia)
  • Uholka / Wide Meadow (Zakarpattia)

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