Kuressaare Fortress is part of the Tentative list of Estonia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Kuressaare Fortress is a 14th century gothic castle, built by the Teutonic Order for the local bishop. It is a simple, threestoried structure with two high towers. Surrounding it is a later system of defense works, with an enclosing wall and Vauban-style bastions and ravelins.
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Needs comparative analysis for demonstrating the outstanding universal value. Suggests extension to town of Kuressaare.
2002 Added to Tentative List
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