Monuments of The Czech Republic On The UNESCO World Heritage Site List and Their Significance for Geotourism

Duraj M., Marschalko M., Niemiec D., YILMAZ I.

World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium (WMCAUS), Prague, Czech Republic, 13 - 17 June 2016, vol.161, pp.2265-2270 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 161
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.826
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.2265-2270


The article presents the monuments from the Czech Republic enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Each country tries to choose representative sites and monuments that document the structural and architectural development in a given region. Therefore, the Czech Republic carried out an analysis of their monuments. As the Czech Republic has a very rich and expressive history in the very centre of Europe, its history has significantly affected its civil engineering and architecture. It is also a country with a varied geological structure and geomorphology. Today's untraditional forms of tourism, among which we also find geotourism, may thus build on such knowledge and expand the current offer of destinations. Learning about the geological structure is also important in terms of future renovation and reconstruction work. The current list of UNESCO cultural sites will be expanded by further unique sites and buildings. For this reason, it is important to combine knowledge from more specialised disciplines, such as geology and mining science. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.