On 22 January 2019, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Paris, the final version of the nomination dossier of the transnational serial nomination ‘The Great Spas of Europe’ for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List was signed.
This ambitious project highlights the importance and outstanding values of spa culture and architecture as a specific European phenomenon. This outstanding group of 11 spa towns and cities comprises: Baden bei Wien (Austria); Spa (Belgium); Karlovy Vary, Františkovy Lázně and Mariánské Lázně (Czech Republic); Vichy (France); Bad Ems, Baden-Baden and Bad Kissingen (Germany); Montecatini Terme (Italy); and the City of Bath (United Kingdom).
Their mutual cooperation has been the basis for the preparation and elaboration of a nomination project since 2012. This proposal will be assessed during the next evaluation cycle of new World Heritage nominations during the years 2019 and 2020.