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Decision 45 COM 7B.55
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (Germany) (C 1614)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 8B.18 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Acknowledges the positive steps undertaken by the State Party to resolve the issues raised by the Committee at the time of inscription;
  4. Requests the State Party to provide updates on the implementation of its recommendations with regard to the following:
    1. Developing a conservation management plan to guarantee a consistent conservation approach and strategy for all buildings of the property,
    2. Strengthening the link between the private owners and conservation services,
    3. Ensuring an appropriate balance between development and conservation activities in budget allocations,
    4. Including in the interpretation and presentation of the different buildings of the property, the history of their conservation;
  5. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the new project developed for the relocation of the visitor centre, the amended Building Plan O32, and detailed information on the impact of vehicular traffic on sightlines to and from the property, including illustrative materials;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 47th session.
Decision Code
45 COM 7B.55
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2023 Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
Context of Decision