The World Heritage Committee, during it’s 39th session on June 28, 2015-July 8, 2015 approved the inscription of a second cultural site in Denmark for inclusion on the World Heritage List.
The Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Zealand (Denmark). 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 exercised par force hunting, or hunting with hounds, which reached its peak from the Middle Ages to the end of the 16th century. With hunting lanes laid out in an orthogonal grid pattern, their numbered stone posts, enclosures and hunting lodges, the site demonstrates the application of Baroque landscaping principles to forested areas.