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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Bauhaus Sites

Matejicek Czechia - 05-Feb-19

Bauhaus Sites

I have visited all sites in Weimar and Dessau. Two University buildings in Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse in Weimar are not spectacular but very pleasant sites with relaxed cafe - worth-visiting and -inscription anyway. The Haus am Horn (seen from outside) is also not spectacular but I can understand at least its importance. However, I would prefer living in nearby Goethe house...

The main BAUHAUS building and Masters` hauses in Dessau are superb, and they belong to my top-sites I have ever visited (everything described by other reviewers).

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Ravenna

Matejicek Czechia - 03-Feb-19

Mosaics of Ravenna are the world-class WHS, and everything important about inscribed monuments has been already covered by other reviewers. Thus, I decided to describe other important but un-inscribed sites in Ravenna. I believe that it is helpful to understand the importance of Ravenna in context. Not to be misunderstood, the list of the inscribed sites is complete in my opinion, and important but un-inscribed monuments were heavily altered in midle ages and modern times, thus they have lost some of their qualities (mostly mosaics...)

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Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 02-Feb-19

The Czech part of this nomination is sometimes called as the West Bohemian Spa Triangel. It consists of Karlovy vary, Marianske Lazne and Frantiskovy Lazne. This part of Czechia was inhabited by German minority before WWII, thus the spas are also known by their German names: Karlsbad, Marienbad and Franzensbad. Nowadays, Karlovy Vary is however very popular for Russian minority.

The Triangel as well as spa Luhacovice in the eastern part of Czechia (Moravia) have been included to T-list as separate sites for quite a long time. Luhacovice was deferred in 2008 and eventually "sacrificed" on the altar of trans-European nomination called Great Spas of Europe. The West Bohemian Spas emanate an international ethos for centuries. They certainly have the OUV, and they should have been already incribed. They are generaly appreciated as the symbol of spa culture by everyone in Czechia as well as abroad. Thus, I do not understand why the Czech nomination needs the help of western friends to be incribed..

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Etruscan Necropolises

Matejicek Czechia - 26-Jan-19

Etruscan Necropolises

Etruscan history as well as related artefacts are fascinating. It is almost impossible to miss it or ignore it when travelling with open eyes in Tuscany, Umbria or Lazio regions of Italy.

From the WHS sites, I visited only the Necropolis in Tarquinia as a [...]

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The Burren (T)

Matejicek Czechia - 26-Jan-19

The Burren (T)

I visited the Burren region (nominated as cultural landscape) several times. First feature I visited in the area was Poulnabrone dolmen that is quite touristy place. The dolmen is nice but it does not deserve the inscription to WHS. So, I was not convinced about the outstanding qualities of the Burren at all.

It has changed during my visit to the core zone of  the national park (photo). The karstic landscape is simply beautiful and fascinating. You can find fossils of corals or seashell almost in every stone. Further, I can admit that the grassy and stony lanscape is there also due to the human impact... All in all, now I can imagine the inscription of the Burren as the cultural landscape!

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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 12.02.19
Rating Stats
Assisi 5
Oporto 5
Prague 5
Reims 5
Rome 5
Siena 5
Sintra 5
Kotor 4.5
Arles 4
Belem 4
Brugge 4
Cracow 4
Orange 4
Riga 4
Telc 4
Trebic 4
Vienna 4
Warsaw 4
Pienza 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Urbino 3.5
Verona 3.5
Graz 3
  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. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  5. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  6. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  7. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  8. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  9. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  10. 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)
  11. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  12. Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills (T)
  13. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  14. Geyser in Herlany (T)
  15. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  16. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  17. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  18. La Camargue (T)
  19. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  20. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  21. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  22. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (T)
  23. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)
  24. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  25. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  26. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  27. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  28. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  29. Orvieto (T)
  30. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  31. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  32. Rade de Marseille (T)
  33. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  34. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  35. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  36. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  37. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  38. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  39. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  40. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  41. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  42. The Burren (T)
  43. The city of Bergamo (T)
  44. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  45. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  46. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  47. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  48. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  49. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  50. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  51. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  52. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  53. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  54. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  55. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  56. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)