World Heritage in Denmark and Greenland
Welcome to The Heritage Agency of Denmark’s website, presenting the Danish and Greenlandic World Heritage sites
There are 890 unique places in the world that have been named World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. In Denmark, we have three such “sites”: the monuments in Jelling, the Roskilde Cathedral, and Kronborg Castle in Helsingør. In Greenland, moreover, the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat has been designated a World Heritage site.
On this website, we explain what the designation of “World Heritage” signifies and what makes these places so special and why they deserve the prestigious title.
You will also come to know more about the new Danish candidates; landscapes, nature areas and buildings in Denmark that The Heritage Agency of Denmark has nominated for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List because these places represent something entirely unique and outstanding in the saga of Denmark, that is to say, in our history, in our nation’s development and in our culture. These are places that transcend our national borders and make their special impact on the whole world and humanity at large.