1.         Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (Austria) (C 784)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1996

Criteria  (ii)(iv)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/784/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/784/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Urban pressure

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/784/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

From July 2003 onwards, letters of concern have also been received regarding the permission of several festivals taking place on the squares of the historic city centre. No new information has been received on the current planning process for the area around the main train station. In August 2003 individuals informed the Centre about the discovery of probably the largest Roman fresco north of the Alps. The fresco was located in the basement of the building site of the ‘New Residence’, currently being rehabilitated into a Museum for the Land of Salzburg. Despite its historical value, the wall of over 6 m length was removed and is supposed to be relocated to a different place.


No comments have yet been received from the Austrian authorities on any of the aforementioned issues at the time of the preparation of this document.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 28 COM 15B.81

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Regretting that the Austrian authorities did not submit the progress report requested (Decision 27 COM 7B.58),

2. Requests the City of Salzburg and the Austrian authorities to collaborate with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in the review and development of the project at the train station;

3. Urges the State Party to provide an up-date report by 1 February 2005 to the World Heritage Centre in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005.