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The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
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The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Denmark
Best of: Landscape
Description:
Located about 30 km northeast of Copenhagen, this cultural landscape encompasses the two hunting forests of Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, as well as the hunting park of Jægersborg Hegn/Jægersborg Dyrehave. This is a designed landscape where Danish kings and their court practiced par forcehunting, or hunting with hounds, which reached its peak between the 17th and the late 18th centuries, when the absloute monarchs transformed it into a landscape of power. With hunting lanes laid out in a star system, combined with an orthogonal grid pattern, numbered stone posts, fences and a hunting lodge, the site demonstrates the application of Baroque landscaping principles to forested areas.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.