World Heritage Sites in Sweden

By Leif Anker, et al.
Translated from the Swedish by Roger Tanner
December 2002
The National Heritage Board & the Swedish Institute
ISBN: 91-7209-255-6
144 pages, Illustrated, 8 1/2" x 9 3/4"
$76.00 Hardcover


Sweden has no fewer than twelve sites of natural and cultural interest included on Unesco's World Heritage List, which is composed of places, buildings, monuments or natural features of outstanding universal value from the point of view of history natural science - an impressive tally for a relatively small country, and something to be proud of. At the same time, Sweden as a nation pledges itself to safeguard and cherish these sites and their inalienable qualities for generations to come.

This book is a journey, in words and pictures, as well as in time and space, to all twelve World Heritage sites. Hopefully, readers will be inspired by it to indulge in the unforgettable experience of seeing these places for themselves. The Swedish World Heritage sites are: Birka & Hovgarden, The Royal Domain of Drottningholm, The Engelsberg Ironworks, The Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun, Gammelstad Church Town, The Hanseatic Town of Visby, The Rock Carvings in Tanum, Hoga Kusten - The High Coast Laponia, Skogskyrkogarden - The Woodland Cemetary, The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Oland, The Naval Port of Karlskrona.


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