1.         Hanseatic City of L├╝beck (Germany) (C 272bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (iv)

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/272/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/272/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Demolition of certain monuments situated in the protected zone (issue resolved)

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/272/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

In July 2001 the Secretariat learnt of a construction project in the centre of the World Heritage City of Lübeck. Following discussions and reservations expressed by ICOMOS, the World Heritage Centre and the German authorities, concerning the proposed height and architectural style of the buildings, an extensive report was sent to the Secretariat on the construction project by the Mayor of Lübeck on 12 September 2001. According to this report the current buildings (post office building and townhouse) which are located in the area of the construction project, have no national heritage character and are not considered worthy of protection. The height of the two new buildings will be compatible with the other buildings in the street/square and will therefore not have a negative visual impact on the World Heritage site. The modern architecture of the new buildings provides a neutral framework for the town hall opposite. The report was transmitted to ICOMOS for review. 


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


The Bureau may wish to take note of the advice provided by ICOMOS at the time of its session and take the appropriate decision thereupon.