The Role of Small Towns in a Potential Ecoregion through the Example of Fertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape

Ágnes Sallay 1 , Zsuzsanna Mikházi 1 , Klaudia Mátá 1 , Edina Dancsokné Fóris 1 , Krisztina Filepné Kovács 1 , István Valánszki 1  and László Kollányi 1
  • 1 Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development, Hungary, 1118 Budapest, Villányi út 35-43. K. II.

Abstract

Fertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape, as a transboundary World Heritage Site of Hungary and Austria, possesses unique cultural and natural values. The examined areas can be characterised as meeting places of different cultures. We examined the role of small towns in Fertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape, which play an important role in regional development. In the last 25 years, different levels of cooperation started among the Hungarian and Austrian settlements aiming at nature and cultural heritage protection and tourism development. We formulated suggestions to maintain and strengthen the existing co-operation and relations.

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