1.         Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany) (C 532ter)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1990

Criteria  (i)(ii)(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/532/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/532/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

1993: World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS joint mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/532/

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 127).

Main issues: Impact of urban development and infra-structural works on cultural landscape of Potsdam.

New information: To date the information on the Havel project (German Unity project 17) requested by the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau has not been received.

Action Required

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

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

The Bureau had requested the German authorities to collaborate with ICOMOS in the assessment of the project and to submit a report for examination by the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau. The German Permanent Delegation informed the Secretariat that a report would be sent in time for the session. Via the German National Committee of ICOMOS a report was prepared by Stiftung Preussischer Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg which calls attention to the threat the Havel waterway improvement project will cause to the buildings located at the Havel waterfront. Notably, the Heilandskirche in Sacrow and the Maschinenhaus Park Babelsberg could be adversely affected by the project.

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


Decision Adopted: 25 BUR V.258

V.258     No information was made available to the Bureau for further examination of the impact of the Havel waterway improvement project on the cultural landscape of Potsdam. Therefore, the Bureau requested the German authorities to collaborate with ICOMOS in the assessment of the impact of the Havel project and requested the German authorities to submit a report by 15 September 2001 for examination by the Bureau at its twenty-fifth extraordinary session.