1.         Classical Weimar (Germany) (C 846)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1998

Criteria  (iii)(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/846/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/846/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

April 2001: ICOMOS expert mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Road proposal close to Tiefurt Castle and its Park in Weimar

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/846/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2001

Previous deliberations:
Twenty-fourth session of the Committee (paragraph VIII.37; Annex X page 128)

Main issues: Impact of road project.

New information: A report on the impact of the construction of a road close to the Castle of Tiefurth was submitted by the German Federal State of Thuringia, on 4 January 2001. As requested by the Bureau an independent ICOMOS expert travelled to Weimar in April 2001 to examine the project.

Action Required

The Bureau may wish to examine information that will be provided by ICOMOS at the time of its session and take the appropriate decision thereupon.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

The report of the ICOMOS expert mission to Weimar in April 2001, clarified that the road proposal (Variant 1) would not have a negative impact on the fabric of the Castle and its grounds


New information:

The Bureau had requested the German authorities to prepare a progress report by 15 September 2001 on the mitigation measures taken. No report has been received at the time of the preparation of this document. 

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


Decision Adopted: 25 BUR V.259-260

V.259     An ICOMOS expert mission was undertaken to the site in order to assess the impact of a road construction project on the universal values of the site. ICOMOS presented the conclusions of the mission.

V.260     The Bureau notes the conclusion of the ICOMOS expert mission to Weimar, that the proposed bypass road (Variant 1): (i) will bring relief to the centre of the city of Weimar, (ii) will not have a negative impact on the fabric of the Tiefurt Schloss and its grounds and (iii) that mitigation measures will be able to conceal the road and will mitigate the effects of traffic on the road from possible viewpoints in Tiefurt Park. It requests the Secretariat to transmit the report to the German authorities for consideration, requesting them to prepare a progress report on the project and mitigation measures by 15 September 2001 for examination by the Bureau at its twenty-fifth extraordinary session.