Committee Decisions

CONF 209 VIII.C.1

City of Graz - Historic Centre (Austria)

Property: City of Graz - Historic Centre

Id. N°: 931

State Party: Austria

Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

The Committee inscribed the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):

Criterion (ii): The Historic Centre of the City of Graz reflects artistic and architectural movements originating from the Germanic region, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean, for which it served as a crossroads for centuries. The greatest architects and artists of these different regions expressed themselves forcefully here and thus created brilliant syntheses.

Criterion (iv): The urban complex forming the Historic Centre of the City of Graz is an exceptional example of a harmonious integration of architectural styles from successive periods. Each age is represented by typical buildings, which are often masterpieces. The urban physiognomy faithfully tells the story of its historic development.

 

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-99/CONF.209/11
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Austria
Session: 23COM