The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour

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The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour - A ‘skipper-town’ from the era of the great tall ships in the 18th and 19th centuries is part of the Tentative list of Denmark in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Dragør’s well-preserved built environment ows its origins to a maritime community of the 18th and 19th centuries, when Denmark was among the leading seafaring nations in Europe. Its Old Town and harbour reflect the way ordinary people lived during the heyday of the tall ships – hence the nickname ‘skipper town’, a historical settlement with a maritime culture that specialised in an early form of entrepreneurial tramp shipping. The Old Town is densely built and consists of low houses, yellow-washed and mostly adjoining in rows, while the old harbour has an open character with a few buildings that have purely maritime working functions and context.

Map of The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour

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The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour - A ‘skipper-town’ from the era of the great tall ships in the 18th and 19th centuries
Country
Denmark
Added
2019
Type
Cultural
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2019 Added to Tentative List

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