World Heritages in Denmark Part II

By | September 11, 2021

Aasivissuit – Nipisat: Inuit hunting grounds between ice and sea (World Heritage)

Aasivissuit – Nipisat: Inuit hunting grounds between ice and sea (World Heritage)

Relics of human history up to 4,200 years old have been found in the Aasivissuit – Nipisat area in the central part of West Greenland. Excavations show that the Inuit (Eskimos) hunted sea and land animals there on their seasonal migrations.

The cultural landscape created by the indigenous population consists of seven locations, ranging from Aasivissuit near the ice cap in the east to Nipisat in the west. The well-preserved cultural heritage of the early Inuit cultures includes large winter houses and equipment for caribou hunting. The area is being studied further by archaeologists.

Aasivissuit – Nipisat: Inuit hunting grounds between ice and sea: facts

Official title: Aasivissuit – Nipisat: Inuit hunting grounds between ice and sea
Cultural monument: archaeological evidence of an Inuit culture that is thousands of years old
Continent: North America
Country: Denmark
Location: inside the Arctic Circle in the central part of West Greenland
Appointment: 2018
Meaning: Proof of the resilience of human cultures in a region near the Greenland ice cap and their tradition of seasonal migrations

Kujataa – subarctic agricultural landscape in Greenland (World Heritage)

In the Kujataa Plain in southern Greenland, plants can still thrive and agriculture can be practiced because it is separated by high mountains from the inhospitable arctic polar cap, which begins a little further north. The nature and civilization of the lowlands are shaped by two historical hunting and farming cultures: an Old Norse-Greenlandic one with settlers from Scandinavia on the one hand – they farmed there from the 10th to 15th centuries – and on the other hand an Inuit culture influenced by Europe – it has existed since 1780s. In summer the huge green areas are grazed by sheep, in winter they are covered with snow. Under the specific landscape and climatic conditions in this part of Greenland, the settlers created a cultural landscape based on agriculture.

Kujataa – Sub-Arctic Agricultural Landscape in Greenland: Facts Hide table

Official title: Kujataa – a subarctic agricultural landscape in Greenland
Cultural monument: Center of historical hunting and farming cultures with an area of ​​350 km²
Continent: North America
Country: Denmark
Location: Kujataa Plain in southern Greenland
Appointment: 2017
Meaning: Evidence of the earliest introduction of agricultural cultivation in the Arctic and settlement north of Europe

The Parforce hunting landscape in North Zealand (World Heritage)

30 kilometers northeast of Copenhagen are the historic hunting grounds Store Dyrehave and Gribskov and the former royal hunting parks Jægersborg Dyrehave and Jægersborg Hegn. Together they form an important example of landscape design in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.

A hunting landscape as a symbol of absolutism

The Danish kings and their courtly entourage moved in a landscape that was specially prepared for the requirements of par force hunting or hunting with large packs of dogs. The landscape design followed both the absolutist ideas of rule and the aesthetic ideals of the Baroque era: star-shaped aisles were cut through the forests. The starting point and center of this grid-like path system was a higher-lying roundabout with a hunting lodge as the central building, from which the noble hunting party could overlook the area, but also pass it quickly and comfortably. This so-called hunting star symbolized the power of the absolutist ruler. Check healthinclude to see Denmark Destinations.

The Parforce Hunting Landscape in North Zealand: Facts

Official title: Parforce hunting landscape in North Zealand
Cultural monument: Testimony to a landscape specially designed for the Danish kings’ parforce hunts
Continent: Europe
Country: Denmark
Location: Store Dyrehave and Gribskov hunting grounds, park areas Jægersborg Dyrehave and Jægersborg Hegn
Appointment: 2015
Meaning: An important stage in landscape design in the 17th and 18th centuries

Jutland, Denmark

Jutland, Danish Jylland [ jylan], peninsula between the North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and Small Belt, of continental part of Denmark, km with islands 29778 2, 3.09 million residents of the Skaw in the north to the German border at Tondern in the south 310 km long, from the west to Fornæs near Grenaa in the east 172 km wide.The southern part was ceded by Germany to Denmark in 1920 and is called Sønderjylland in Denmark and North Schleswig in Germany. Overall, Jutland has a low population density, an unfavorable agricultural structure and great distances from the greater Danish economic area of ​​Copenhagen. In prehistoric times, heavy grazing on the barren sandy soils of West Jutland led to deforestation. This area has been used for agriculture since the middle of the 19th century, so that today there are hardly any differences in yields per hectare between West and East Jutland. However, the east is still more densely populated today, and most of the cities are also located here. 75% of the land area is used for agriculture. Fishing is from Esbjerg, Frederikshavn, Skagen and Thyborøn. Tourism is becoming increasingly important.

Jutland, Denmark