Matejicek Profile

I love exploring everything around me - thus, it is not surprising I am scientist. The important aspect of doing good science is to travel a lot...

All in all, I am travelling quite a lot, mostly around Europe. Since I like nature as well as bustling cities and quiete historical towns, the list of my visited sites is quite diverse.

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 29-Nov-19

From the German locations included in this huge nomination, I have seen only remainings of CASTRA REGINA in Regensburg (already WHS by itself) as several parts of its fortification are still visible "in situ" (I have seen maybe two- or three-times during my occasional visits of Regensburg). The best known and at the same time the most spectacular part is PORTA PREATORIA, which is quite nice and impressive structure takeing into account how old this gate is. I had also oportunity to see the excavations below Niedermunster church located quite close to the gate, and parts of walls of late Roman barracks or residential villa are presented for organized tours in the underground of the church, but these are not very spectacular.

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 29-Nov-19

Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)

I saw excavated parts of VINDOBONA on Michaelerplatz in the very center of Vienna many times (PHOTO is from my last visit one gloomy day in November 2019). I am also pretty sure that I saw walls, ramparts and watchtowers dating to Roman times during my numerous visits of Wachau valley around Melk and Krems, but honestly I have no memmories on this particular point. Moreover, all the parts I saw (or potentially saw) are already included in the existing WHS Vienna and Wachau, and I would not be surprised if they are mentioned as justifications of OUV of these WHS.

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Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 22-Nov-19

Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)

This TWHS had quite positive recommendations from IUCN in 2018. After deferral, I believe that the modified nomination that followed all the recommendations has high chance to be inscribed in 2020. It consists of 4 islands (Amami-Oshima, Tokunoshima, Northern Okinawa, and Iriomote) covered by subtropical forest southwest from Japan mainland. In original nomination, it was proposed for criterions (ix) ecological processes and (x) biodiversity and endemic species

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Gusuku of Ryukyu

Matejicek Czechia - 22-Nov-19

Gusuku of Ryukyu

In November 2019, I spent two weeks in Okinawa Main Island. Thus, I had an opportunity to explore most of the interesting sites that Okinawa offers (1 WHS, 1 TWHS and much more…). It was my second visit to the island (first visit in March 2016). By coincidence, I arrive to Okinawa just few days after the disastrous fire of Shuri Castle that I fortunately managed to visit 3 years ago.

WHS consists of 9 components in total: 5 castles, 1 mausoleum, 1 garden villa, and 2 sacred places (Utaki) from which only one remains intact as the cultural landscape while only the stone gate survived from the other

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Urbino

Matejicek Czechia - 19-Oct-19

I visited Urbino in May 2018 and I have very nice memories... We did a short stop there during the trip from Umbria to Adriatic coast. Urbino is quite small town located in the middle of nowhere, but I liked its somehow austere appearance. We had a breakfast - delicious cappuccino con cornetto di cioccolata on the piazza in front of the cathedral close to the enormous Palazzo Ducale. I also liked polygonal chandeliers inside several houses and palaces, very nice detail... but I had no time time to explore more and to understand properly. Thus, I would like to return to Urbino soon and spend there a couple of days.

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Profile Data

Name
Matejicek
Country
Czechia
Most Impressive
Prague, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Bauhaus, Primeval beech forests
Proposal
Lecce, Scrovegni chapel, Amami-Oshima Island etc. forests, West Bohemian Spa Triangel + Luhacovice, Karlstejn
Rating Stats
Assisi 5
Oporto 5
Prague 5
Siena 5
Meteora 4.5
Arles 4
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Kotor 4
Modena 4
Reims 4
Riga 4
Rome 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Warsaw 4
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Orange 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Trebic 3.5
Urbino 3.5
Verona 3.5
Graz 3
Pienza 3
Syracuse 2.5
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)
  4. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  5. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  6. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  7. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  8. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  9. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  10. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  11. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  12. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  13. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  14. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  15. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  16. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  17. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  18. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  19. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  20. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  21. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  22. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  23. La Camargue (T)
  24. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  25. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  26. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  27. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  28. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  29. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  30. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  31. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  32. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  33. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  34. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  35. Orvieto (T)
  36. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  37. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  38. Rade de Marseille (T)
  39. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  40. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  41. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  42. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  43. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  44. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  45. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  46. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  47. Sites of Globalization (T)
  48. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  49. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  50. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  51. The Burren (T)
  52. The city of Bergamo (T)
  53. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  54. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  55. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  56. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  57. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  58. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  59. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  60. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  61. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  62. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  63. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  64. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  65. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  66. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  2. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  3. Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)
  4. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  5. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  6. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  7. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  8. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  9. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  10. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  11. Sites of Globalization (T)
  12. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  13. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  14. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  15. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Slovakia) (T)
  16. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Czechia) (T)
  17. Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (T)
  18. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  19. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  20. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  21. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  22. Alanya (T)
  23. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  24. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  25. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  26. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  27. The Burren (T)
  28. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  29. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  30. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  31. Orvieto (T)
  32. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  33. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)