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Matejicek
Matejicek.

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

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

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Meteora

Matejicek Czechia - 30-Nov-21

Meteora

I have very nice memories to the trip to northern Greece in June 2006. I managed to visit two promising TWHS (Zagorochoria and Mount Olympus) and two excellent WHS: paleochristian monuments in Thessaloniki and the rock city with monasteries in Meteora.

To visit the Meteora site, we traveled by bus from Ioannina via Metsovo to Kalambaka/Kastraki. Then, we did a loop by walking along the asphalt road that goes through the rock city. We did stopovers to visit the Roussanou monastery (PHOTO), where we joint the guided tour, and also the Holy Trinity monastery, which we visited for free but without stepping inside. We spent a night in a tent on dry meadow full of ants in the eastern part of the rock city complex (I am not sure if it is legal now but such were the times...) Unsurprisingly, this WHS was very touristy and overcrowded by visitors. The advantage of our walking and staying at the site regime was that we were a bit incoherent with the constant flow of tourist groups in buses and cars

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Vlkolinec

Matejicek Czechia - 29-Nov-21

Vlkolinec

Vlkolínec [Vlk = wolf in Slovak language] was my very end destination of the trip to Veľká Fatra mountains in 2004. We started in the south, in spa town Turčianské Teplice, ascended to the highest peak - Ostriedok (1596m) then followed the main and the eastern ridges of this beautiful Carpathian mountains in a direction to the town of Ružomberok. After several days spent in relatively wild nature, the descending to civilizations was welcomed opportunity to take a rest and refresh ourselves in the UNESCO guarded village of Vlkolínec. It was not intentional to spare money, but later we realized that entering the village from the upper side means no entrance fee at all.

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Wachau Cultural Landscape

Matejicek Czechia - 28-Nov-21

Wachau Cultural Landscape

Wachau belongs to my favorite WHSs in Austria, and I visited already several times. My last visit was in Summer 2013, when I joint a cycling trip of my friends despite the fact: I hate cycling(!) so, I had to manage traveling by other ways. We traveled from Czechia by car through Waldviertel, which is a forested highland. The contrast of the typical Central-European landscape and the Mediterranean-like Danube valley is really impressive and somewhat surprising. Danube is fairly clean in Wachau and we enjoyed swimming, watching birds and even crayfish in clean waters. Even though there is quite busy traffic of both cars and bicycles along the river, it is always possible to escape to river beaches or to surrounding hills with picturesque views.

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Regensburg

Matejicek Czechia - 19-Nov-21

Regensburg

Regensburg is evaluated lukewarmly in our community. Maybe Regensburg really is a collection of monuments without OUV, but it belongs to few well-preserved German towns after WWII destruction. Well, I would not call it intact, because there are several modern constructions and re-constructions in the core, but still the town looks nice, the river with islands is very valuable addition to its appearance, and from the stone bridge, one can observe most of vertical monuments of the town including Cathedral and medieval tower-houses.

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Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 17-Nov-21

Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)

The addition of the Nuragic monumets of Sardinia with 31 components to the TWHS list of Italy in November 2021 was no surprise. It can be taken as an extension of the Su Nuraxi di Barumini WHS, which was inscribed in 1997. Extensions, or better said very extensive extensions - in this case from 1 to 31, might be controversial and contra-productive. However, this is not the case, in my opinion. From the scientific point of view, the original single component has been inscribed under criteria i, iii, iv, while the serial TWHS was proposed under iii, iv, v. Thus, the OUV will be (slightly) changed. The justification is based on 20 years of new excavations and findings

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Profile Data

Name
Matejicek
Country
Czechia
Most Impressive
Prague, Assisi, Bauhaus, Primeval beech forests
Proposal
Ještěd transmitter, Lecce, Burren landscape, Sligo megalithic landscape, Carnac megalithic landscape, Tainan temples in Taiwan

Recently Visited WHS

Update 30.12.21
Rating Stats
Prague 5
Rome 5
Siena 5
Assisi 4.5
Cracow 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Arles 3.5
Avignon 3.5
Belem 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Brugge 3.5
Ferrara 3.5
Kotor 3.5
Modena 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Reims 3.5
Riga 3.5
Trebic 3.5
Verona 3.5
Graz 3
Pienza 3
Urbino 3
Warsaw 3
Orange 2.5
Syracuse 2.5
Vlkolinec 2.5
Nice 1.5
  1. Meteora
  2. Vlkolinec
  3. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  4. Regensburg
  5. Semmering Railway
  6. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  7. Schönbrunn
  8. Vienna
  9. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  10. St. Petersburg
  11. Siena
  12. Florence
  13. Tugendhat Villa
  14. Holasovice
  15. Kutna Hora
  16. Telc
  17. Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro
  18. Ljubljana
  19. Holy Trinity Column
  20. Cesky Krumlov
  21. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  22. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  23. Prague
  24. Longobards in Italy
  25. Val di Noto
  26. Stoclet House
  27. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  28. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  29. Dolomites
  30. Stralsund and Wismar
  31. Old City of Berne
  32. Kotor
  33. White City of Tel-Aviv
  34. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  35. Bahá’i Holy Places
  36. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  37. Litomysl Castle
  38. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  39. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  40. Banska Stiavnica
  41. Danube Limes
  42. Danube Limes
  43. Amami-Oshima Island
  44. Gusuku of Ryukyu
  45. Urbino
  46. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  47. Val d'Orcia
  48. Caves and Ice Age Art
  49. Water Management System of Augsburg
  50. Quedlinburg
  51. Trebic
  52. Avignon
  53. Arles
  54. Ferrara
  55. Modena
  56. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  57. The Porticoes of Bologna
  58. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge
  59. Kladruby nad Labem
  60. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  61. Ljubljana
  62. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  63. Laurisilva of Madeira
  64. Primeval Beech Forests
  65. Primeval Beech Forests
  66. Primeval Beech Forests
  67. Pienza
  68. University of Coimbra
  69. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  70. Naumburg Cathedral
  71. Isole Eolie
  72. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  73. Bardejov Town
  74. Primeval Beech Forests
  75. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  76. Arab-Norman Palermo
  77. Bauhaus Sites
  78. Ravenna
  79. Great Spa Towns of Europe
  80. Etruscan Necropolises
  81. Lake District
  82. Syracuse
  83. Mount Etna
  84. Primeval Beech Forests
  85. Assisi
  86. Teide National Park
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  4. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  5. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  6. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  7. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  8. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  9. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  10. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  11. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  12. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  13. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  14. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  15. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  16. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  17. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  18. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  19. La Camargue (T)
  20. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  21. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  22. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  23. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  24. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  25. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  26. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  27. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  28. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  29. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  30. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  31. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  32. Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)
  33. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  34. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  35. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  36. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  37. Orvieto (T)
  38. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  39. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  40. Rade de Marseille (T)
  41. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  42. Route of Magellan (T)
  43. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  44. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád (T)
  45. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  46. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  47. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  48. Sites of Globalization (T)
  49. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  50. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  51. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  52. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  53. The Burren (T)
  54. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  55. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  56. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  57. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  58. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  59. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  60. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  61. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  62. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  63. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  64. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  65. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  66. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  67. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  68. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Reviewed TWHS

  1. Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)
  2. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  3. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  4. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  5. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  6. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  7. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  8. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  9. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  10. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  11. The Spa at Luhacovice (T)
  12. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  13. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  14. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  15. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  16. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  17. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  18. The city of Bergamo (T)
  19. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  20. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  21. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  22. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  23. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  24. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  25. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  26. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  27. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  28. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  29. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  30. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  31. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  32. Historic Centre of Parma (T)
  33. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  34. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  35. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  36. Sites of Globalization (T)
  37. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  38. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  39. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  40. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  41. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  42. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  43. Alanya (T)
  44. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  45. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  46. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  47. The Burren (T)
  48. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  49. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  50. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  51. Orvieto (T)
  52. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  53. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)