• 5000 Forint 2006, KM# 792, Hungary, UNESCO World Heritage, Fertő Cultural Landscape
  • 5000 Forint 2006, KM# 792, Hungary, UNESCO World Heritage, Fertő Cultural Landscape

UNESCO World Heritage sites are internationally recognized landmarks, areas, or sites deemed to have exceptional cultural, historical, scientific, or natural significance. These sites are considered vital to humanity's heritage and are safeguarded for future generations. They encompass diverse places such as natural landscapes, cultural monuments, historic cities, archaeological sites, and ecological reserves.

Engraver: Virág Szabó


Depicts a curved line, above which lies the portrayal of Lake Neusiedl. Along the shoreline in the foreground, reeds are depicted, while in the background, the Schneeberg mountain range is visible. Below the line, the inscription "FERTŐ CULTURAL LANDSCAPE" is depicted, followed by the representation of Esterházy Castle in Fertőd beneath the inscription.

The Fertő Cultural Landscape, also recognized as the Neusiedler Lake and its Surroundings, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site positioned on the border between Austria and Hungary. Encompassing the entirety of Neusiedler Lake and the adjacent territories in both countries, it exhibits a distinctive amalgamation of natural beauty and cultural significance.

This landscape showcases the Neusiedler Lake, characterized by its shallow waters, reed beds, and marshlands, fostering a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna. Surrounding the lake are traditional villages, vineyards, farmland, and historic landmarks, forming a tapestry of cultural and natural elements.

Notably, the Fertő area is renowned for its traditional agricultural practices, particularly viticulture, with a history dating back to Roman times. The region's vineyards yield high-quality wines, contributing to its cultural identity. Moreover, the landscape boasts numerous historical sites and architectural treasures, including castles, churches, and palaces, reflecting a rich tapestry of architectural styles spanning Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance influences.



Depicts a great egret in flight. Around the edge, the inscription "HUNGARIAN REPUBLIC," the mint mark "BP," the year of issue "2006," and the engraver's privy mark are visible. In the upper left corner, between the inscriptions the denomination is placed in two horizontal rows.

The great egret (Ardea alba) is a wading bird belonging to the heron family. It is the largest representative of the snowy white herons. The emblem bird of Hungarian nature conservation.
Its body length ranges from 85 to 100 centimeters, with a wingspan that can reach up to 140-170 centimeters. The plumage of the great egret is white from hatching, unlike other herons.

SzV 2006 BP.


5000 Forint

Third Republic

UNESCO World Heritage
Fertő Cultural Landscape

Subscribe series
KM# 792 Adamo# EM203
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 31.33 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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