Decision : 34 COM 8B.56
Cultural Properties - Examination of minor boundary modifications - Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch (Germany)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1.Add,
2. Refers the proposed buffer zone for the Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch, Germany, back to the State Party to allow it to:
a) Consider whether the boundary of the proposed buffer zone could be extended to the west of the World Heritage property to protect the important approach view of the Torhall and include Marktplatz and Benedikterstrasse, or whether this view could be protected by other means;
b) Consider whether the boundary of the proposed buffer zone could be extended further to the north to protect the line of the central axis connecting the Altenmünster site and the Lorsch Abbey site and enclose the Klosterfeld area on the north side of Alte Bensheimer Strasse;
3. Encourages the State Party to keep the World Heritage Committee informed of any development project concerning the property, its buffer zone, and wider setting in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention.