Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
Factors affecting the property in 1998*
- Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Need for a Master Plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1998
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1998**
1997: ICOMOS mission
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1998
22nd extraordinary session of the Bureau in 1998:
A comprehensive state of conservation report has been submitted by the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt which focuses on the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee in Naples 1997. In order to guide and assist with conservation, preservation and development of Quedlinburg a number of activities have been carried out. A summary of the state of conservation report is included herewith.
The town of Quedlinburg has adopted a revised Development Programme in July 1998 that is now before the regional government for approval. The Development Programme will familiarise citizens and other parties involved with rehabilitation of buildings.
A zoning plan has been revised to emphasise the significance of sight lines towards the castle hill and the collegiate church that will limit any further building in the area.
A fundamental change to the conservation programme is being discussed to improve the protection of the world heritage. These changes include height limits for new buildings and restrictive principles for new buildings in the area.
Urban Master Plan:
Additional master plans for particular areas are being discussed and identified to better adapt the overall master plan to particular situations and areas.
Modernisation of historic buildings has been carried out in order to save them from dilapidation. Conservation work on the earth-retaining wall of the Münzenberg is in progress.
Denkmalverzeichnis (Register of Historic Monuments):
A register of historic monuments is being prepared and will be published. It will provide the city authorities, owners of historic buildings and other interested parties with a reference book containing a record of all historically valuable buildings.
The architectural competition for new constructions on five open lots was concluded in 1995. Controversies about the results delayed implementation. Two lots are now to be filled in; the three others remaining vacant for the time being.
Urban outline plan:
Discussions are being held on the adoption of an urban outline plan that is expected to be completed in three years. It will be based on the “Plan for the Preservation of Historic Monuments” and can be considered as a management plan on which all decisions regarding development will be based.
ICOMOS advised the Secretariat that it feels that this report is very encouraging. The City authorities have taken energetic and positive steps to take account of the points made by the recent expert mission.
The Bureau may wish to adopt the following text and transmit it to the Committee for noting:
“The Bureau commends the German authorities on this extensive and very encouraging report and requests the State Party to submit a progress report by 15 September 1999 for examination by the twenty-third extraordinary session of the Bureau.”
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1998
A comprehensive state of conservation report has been submitted by the German Federal State of Saxon-Anhalt which focuses on the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee in Naples 1997.
In order to guide and assist with conservation, preservation and development of Quedlinburg a number of activities have been carried out. These refer to measures taken to strengthen and improve planning, legal protection and control mechanisms.
ICOMOS advised the Secretariat that this report is very encouraging. The City authorities have taken energetic and positive steps to take account of the points made by the recent expert mission.
The Bureau commended the German authorities on this extensive and very encouraging report and requested the State Party to submit a progress report by 15 September 1999 for examination by the twenty-third extraordinary session of the Bureau.
Summary of the interventions
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1998
22 COM VII.43
Reports on the State of Conservation of Cultural Properties Noted by the Committee
VII.43 The Committee noted the decisions of the twenty-second extraordinary session of the Bureau as reflected in the Report of the Bureau session (Working Document WHC-98/CONF.203/5) and included in Annex IV of this report on the following properties:
Rapa Nui National Park (Chile)
The Mountain Resort and Its Outlying Temples in Chengde (China)
The Potala Palace, Lhasa (China)
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu (China)
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (China)
City of Quito (Ecuador)
Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Egypt)
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (Egypt)
Islamic Cairo (Egypt)
Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn (Estonia)
Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town in Quedlinburg (Germany)
Historic Centre of Florence (Italy)
Quseir Amra (Jordan)
Luang Prabang (Laos)
Vilnius Historic Centre (Lithuania)
Old Towns of Djenné (Mali)
City of Cusco (Peru)
Archaeological site of Chavin (Peru)
Historic Centre of Lima (Peru)
The Baroque Churches of the Philippines (The Philippines)
Historic Centre of Porto (Portugal)
Island of Gorée (Senegal)
Sacred City of Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Ancient City of Polonnaruva (Sri Lanka)
Ancient City of Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
Site of Palmyra (Syrian Arab Republic)
Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey)
Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings (Ukraine)
Complex of Hué Monuments (Vietnam)
Old City of Sana'a (Yemen)
No draft Decision
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).