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History full of life

The “UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland e.V.”- association is designed to promote the German World Heritage sites, and to coordinate monument preservation with tourism.


In particular it aims to enhance top quality sustainable tourism which does not put too much strain on the ancient monuments. At a time of limited public funds, tourism is an excellent long term approach to raise financial support for World Heritage preservation.

UNESCO-World Heritage e.V.

The UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland e.V. is the union of the German UNESCO world heritage sites and the corresponding touristic organisations. The association has been founded in September 2001 at Quedlinburg. The office of the association is located at the historical Palais Salfeld at the centre of Quedlinburg old town, which has become a world heritage site in 1994.  

Main objectives

  • increase awareness of Germany's world heritage sites
  • promote low-impact, specialised tourism to heritage sites
  • better coordination between protection of historical sites and tourism
  • guarantee the conservation of the sites through the income generated by tourism
  • consulting service for the World Heritage Site management

The World Heritage Convention

The "Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage" was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in 1972. It places the conservation of a cultural or natural heritage site "of outstanding universal value" into the care of the whole of mankind. By signing the Convention, each country undertakes to protect the sites on its own territory and to conserve them for future generations.

In return, UNESCO member states receive expert advice on how to preserve their sites; developing countries also receive financial assistance. It is the Convention's aim to encourage cooperation between the peoples of the international community and to encourage and intensify the conservation of cultural and natural heritage.

Tourism too has a contribution to make to the conservation of world heritage sites. The German association UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland e.V. wishes to increase awareness of Germany's world heritage sites and promote low-impact, specialised tourism to heritage sites on a sustainable scale. This involves an opportunity to extend the appeal and accessibility of world heritage and also to guarantee the conservation of the world heritage sites on a lasting basis through the income generated by tourism.  

Detailseite: UNESCO-World Heritage e.V.

Contact

UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland e.V.
Kornmarkt 6
06484 Quedlinburg
Tel. +49 (0)3946 8112-53
Fax +49 (0)3946 8112-56
info@unesco-welterbe.de

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