Kuressaare Fortress

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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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Full Name
Kuressaare Fortress
Country
Estonia
Added
2002
Type
Cultural
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2004 Deferred

Needs comparative analysis for demonstrating the outstanding universal value. Suggests extension to town of Kuressaare.

2002 Added to Tentative List

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Kuressaare Fortress (T)
WHS 1997-2021