30 years of Old Rauma as a World Heritage Site

In 1991, exactly 30 years ago, the centuries-old Old Rauma received the most significant recognition in its history when it was accepted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The same list includes Rome, Venice, the Egyptian pyramids, Machu Picchu, Iso Valliriutta and Mount Fuji.

The Nordic tree city has been recognised as an important cultural phenomenon for mankind and Old Rauma has been selected as its best representative.

World Heritage status is first and foremost a conservation tool, creating obligations for countries and sites, but it is also a huge attraction and a great tourism brand.

Old Rauma has always been a place to live, trade, live and work. The centenary year will highlight interesting aspects of the history, life, people, culture and world heritage of the area.