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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Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 10-Apr-19

Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)

Třeboňsko fishpond landscape is one of very few cultural landscapes in Central Europe that would deserve the WHS status. Třeboňsko region, now protected natural area and the UNESCO Biospheric reservation, was intensively cultivated since 14th century, but the most extensive works occurred in 16th century. Due to flat geomorphology and plenty of water, the area used to be vast marchlands covered by thick forests before the colonization in 12th century. Most of wetlands were turned to fishponds (all together over 500 fishponds of diverse sizes) with very sophisticated water management.

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Cultural landscape of the stud farm at Kladruby nad Labem (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 08-Apr-19

Cultural landscape of the stud farm at Kladruby nad Labem (T)

Though I like nature, horses or animal farms have never been a target of my interest. The reason I visited Kladruby nad Labem this weekend was the nomination of “the Landscape for breeding and training of ceremonial carriage horses at Kladruby nad Labem” as WHS this year. The stud farm is considered as one of the oldest in the world (it celebrates 440 years in 2019!) with uniquely preserved function and structure.

The public transport to Kladruby nad Labem is rather infrequent, there is direct bus [...]

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Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians

Matejicek Czechia - 04-Apr-19

Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians

The uniqueness of this ensemble of wooden churches - There are at least 4 other similar WHS! - can be found in the broad variety of styles given by co-existence of 3 faiths, Protestant, Roman-catholic, and Greek-catholic, in small area of Slovak Carpathians, and in the fact that all of them are still in active use of their communities.

(Greek-Catholics religion is unusual combination of Catholics and Orthodox Church that still exists in eastern Slovakia with cathedral located in Prešov. As there is quite large minority of Rurthenians in Prague, they use originally roman-catholic church of S Kliment close to the Charles Bridge in Prague for purposes of their faith).

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Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 29-Mar-19

Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Historical core of Žatec belongs to one of the well-preserved medieval town structures with history over 1000 years. It was only partly modified in modern times. It does not disappoint but there are better examples in Czechia. The main reason why it is proposed as WHS is the long tradition of cultivation and processing of hops in Žatec municipality that sounds interesting and refreshing taking into account that Czechs are No.1 in consummation of beer in the world. Originally, hops was dried and further processed directly within the medieval walls as documented by shape of several roofs there

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The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 30-Mar-19

The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)

The work of Jože Plečnik emanates a special spirit for me, though I am not able to exactly explain what it is and why it is so. I know his work already from Prague as he was the major architect of the first president of Czechoslovakia in 20s-30s of 20th century and reshaped the Prague Castle. Therefore, some of his projects and buildings are parts of WHS Prague. His church built for Prague neighborhood Vinohrady was originally the component of this nomination with Ljubljana, but it has changed after bilateral negotiations and advice of ICOMOS. Now, only several buildings, bridges, squares and one church in Ljubljana are proposed.

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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

Recently Visited WHS

Update 10.04.19
Rating Stats
Assisi 5
Oporto 5
Prague 5
Siena 5
Meteora 4.5
Arles 4
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Kotor 4
Reims 4
Riga 4
Rome 4
Sintra 4
Telc 4
Vienna 4
Warsaw 4
Belem 3.5
Belfries 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. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  10. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  11. Cultural landscape of the stud farm at Kladruby nad Labem (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. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  17. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  18. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  19. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  20. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  21. La Camargue (T)
  22. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  23. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  24. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  25. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (T)
  26. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)
  27. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  28. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  29. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  30. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  31. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  32. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  33. Orvieto (T)
  34. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  35. Paysage culturel minier des Monts Métallifères (Erzgebirge) (T)
  36. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  37. Rade de Marseille (T)
  38. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  39. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  40. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  41. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  42. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  43. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  44. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  45. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  46. Sites of Globalization (T)
  47. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  48. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  49. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  50. The Burren (T)
  51. The city of Bergamo (T)
  52. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  53. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  54. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  55. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  56. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  57. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  58. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  59. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  60. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  61. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  62. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  63. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  64. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  65. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)