What’s the real age of Norwegian stave churches?
Urnes Stave Church is one of Norway’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Researchers now believe it is around 60 years older than first thought.
The richly decorated portal at Urnes stave church in Norway has often been interpreted in light of paganism. That’s wrong, according to a new stave church study.
UNESCO chooses towns, national parks, and architectural wonders around the world, and they have designated more than 400 heritage sites in Europe alone.
When it comes to a continent as beautiful and diverse as Europe, deciding which landmarks to add to your itinerary can be a daunting task. It always helps to do some research before you set out with a backpack and Eurail pass, and luckily, some of that research has already been done for you by UNESCO.
This United Nations agency chooses towns, national parks, and architectural wonders around the world that are invaluable to humanity, and they have designated more than 400 heritage sites in Europe alone. We recommend you start with these 20 beautiful destinations, from Bavarian churches to Arctic fjords and everything in between.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia