ŽATEC AND THE LANDSCAPE OF SAAZ HOPS
ON THE TRAIL TO THE WORLD HERITAGE

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The nominated property Žatec and the Landscape of Saaz Hops represents an important site associated with unique history of continuous development in cultivation, processing and international trading with hops which is an important ingredient in the beer brewing process all over the world.

This cultural landscape is situated in the north west of the Czech Republic, in the basin of Žatec, by the middle of the course of the river Ohře, and consists of two component parts which naturally complement each other and jointly represent the uniqueness of the local hop heritage.

Rural component, Saaz Hop Landscape, contains the most valuable and fertile hop fields in the region, on which hops have been grown for centuries and have been subjected to long-term breeding research, as well as historic settlements and buildings associated with the processing of harvested hops.

The center of hop region is town of Žatec which is significant by the amounts of technical buildings related to hop processing, storing, trading and export to the world.

The nomination has been under evaluation process lead by ICOMOS since 2021.

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Interactive map

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Attributes

The effect of growing, harvesting and processing hops is clearly recognizable and visible in the following attributes:

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Management

Town of Žatec
Village of Zálužice
Working Groups
HOPS RELATED
BUILDINGS
& HERITAGE
CONSERVATION
PROMOTION
& PRESENTATION
EDUCATION
Steering Group & Site Manager
MUNICIPAL OFFICE HERITAGE
PRESERVATION
BODIES
HOP GROWERS LOCAL NGO FOCUSED
ON HOP RELATED
HERITAGE AND
HISTORICAL HERITAGE
LOCAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Steering Group members representing the institutions and/or owners
Mayor of the town
Mayor of the village

Dpts. of development, financing and budget, grants, building rules, heritage protection, education, tourism
Regional office of Ústecký Region

National Heritage Institute
Hop Growers Union of the Czech Republic

CHMELAŘSTVÍ,
Cooperative Žatec

Hop Reserarch Institute
Chmelobrana/Hop Defence

Association of Meder’s House
Association of the Friends of Žatec Synagogue

Destination Agency Dolní Poohří
Hop Museum

Regional Museum of K. A.Polánek

Temple of Hops and Beer

Beer Brewing Museum of the Žatec Region

Stekník Chateau
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News

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Online sources