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Decision : CONF 201
Inscription: The Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn (Austria)

The Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn



C(i) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property as an ensemble on the basis of cultural criteria (i) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being an especially well preserved example of the Baroque princely residential ensemble, which constitutes an outstanding example of a Gesamtkunstwerk. The Palace and Gardens are exceptional by virtue of the evidence that they preserve of modifications over several centuries that vividly illustrate the tastes, interests and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.

It also congratulated Austria on their first inscription of two properties on the World Heritage List.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Austria
Year: 1996
Decision Code: CONF 201