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    World Heritage Anniversary

    In 2018, Bamberg marks the 25th anniversary of its UNESCO World Heritage status with a rich programme that aims to convey the spirit of World Heritage to locals and guests alike.

    Visitor Centre

    The new World Heritage Visitor Centre is designed to convey the characteristics and quality of the World Heritage “Town of Bamberg”, and to embed the site in the international context of UNESCO.

    Management Plan

    UNESCO, the body overseeing World Heritage, requires all sites to have a management plan. This management plan should combine general strategies for the protection, use, maintenance, and sustainable development of the site as well as policies with specific goals that relate to the significance and setting of the site.

    Urban Gardening

    The Urban Gardening project is based on Bamberg’s gardening tradition and combines aspects of urban planning, monument protection, tourism, and commercial farming.

    World Heritage Education

    Cultural heritage is an excellent educational resource with many cross-curricular opportunities. This site provides information, guidance and resources to better understand our city’s heritage.

    National Networks

    The World Heritage Convention is primarily an instrument of international understanding and cooperation. Accordingly, Bamberg is involved in numerous national networks.

    International Networks

    The World Heritage Convention is primarily an instrument of international understanding and cooperation. Accordingly, Bamberg is involved in numerous international networks.

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    Projects

    Bamberg was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1993. But what does this title mean for the city and its residents? How is the World Heritage status relevant in everyday life? How does one achieve balance between conservation and community needs? Mastering this challenge is the aim of the Bamberg World Heritage Office.

    World Heritage anniversary

    In 2018, Bamberg marks the 25th anniversary of its UNESCO World Heritage status with a rich programme that aims to convey the spirit of World Heritage to locals and guests alike. On 11 December 1993, at the meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Cartagena (Colombia), the Town of Bamberg was inscribed to the World Heritage List as the 624th World Heritage site.

    Visitor Centre

    Located at the heart of the city, Bamberg's new World Heritage Visitor Centre will provide an overview of the World Heritage site, including information about what it means to be a World Heritage site, what makes Bamberg significant in the international context of UNESCO. The official opening of the Visitor Centre is scheduled for April 2019.

    Management Plan

    UNESCO, the body overseeing World Heritage, requires all sites to have a management plan. This management plan should combine general strategies for the protection, use, maintenance, and sustainable development of the site as well as policies with specific goals that relate to the significance and setting of the site.

    Urban Gardening

    Bamberg’s Market Gardeners’ District is an integral part of the World Heritage site. It features medieval structures of home gardens, which are uniquely preserved. However, in the recent decades urban market gardening has sharply declined, and the area partly lies fallow.

    World Heritage Education

    Cultural heritage is an excellent educational resource with many cross-curricular opportunities. This site provides information, guidance and resources to better understand our city’s heritage.

    National networks

    Germany ratified the World Heritage Convention in 1976. Bamberg is one of 44 German World Heritage sites. The Bamberg World Heritage Office shares its expertise in various national working groups and professional networks.

    International networks

    The World Heritage Convention is primarily an instrument of international understanding and cooperation. Against this background, Bamberg, as one of 1.092 World Heritage sites worldwide, is involved in numerous international networks that are dedicated to professional exchange.