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More information and contact:

The German UNESCO World Heritage
Sites Association
Kornmarkt 6
06484 Quedlinburg
Germany

Phone +49 3946 811253
Fax +49 3946 811256


www.unesco-welterbe.de

German UNESCO World Heritage Sites Association

The German UNESCO World Heritage Sites Association is a collaboration between World Heritage sites in Germany and the tourism marketing organisations responsible for promoting them.

Germany's UNESCO World Heritage sites first joined forces to form a tourism alliance in 1989. The association born out of this was founded in 2001 in Quedlinburg with the aim of intensifying tourism marketing efforts. Quedlinburg is also home to the association headquarters, in historical Palais Salfeldt.
Members alongside the tourism marketing organisations include the German Commission for UNESCO, the German National Tourist Board, the German Foundation for Monument Protection and an array of sponsors.
The German UNESCO World Heritage Sites Association aims to increase the popularity of German World Heritage sites and highlight their individual appeal, to promote Germany's outstanding cultural heritage on a collaborative basis and to establish itself as a beacon for travel in and to Germany. Particular emphasis is given to the promotion of low-impact and specialised tourism to World Heritage sites on a sustainable scale.

Objectives:

  • to increase the popularity of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany
  • to promote low-impact and specialised tourism to World Heritage sites on a ustainable scale
  • to coordinate historic preservation and tourism
  • to continuously support the preservation of World Heritage sites through funds generated by tourism
  • to advise World Heritage sites in matters related to tourism marketing

Members:

  • tourism marketing organisations for towns, cities, regions and federal states with World Heritage sites
  • many of the organisations in charge of the World Heritage sites
  • the German Commission for UNESCO
  • the German National Tourist Board
  • the German Foundation for Monument Protection
  • various sponsors