1.         City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications (Luxembourg) (C 699)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1994

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/699/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/699/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

2001: ICOMOS experts mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/699/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

By letter of 25 January 2001, the Minister of Culture of Luxemburg informed the Secretariat of the wish of the national authorities to build a Judiciary Centre on the Saint-Esprit Plateau of the City of Luxemburg. In this regard the Minister has asked UNESCO for advice on this building project. Following this request and in consultation with ICOMOS, two experts undertook a mission to Luxemburg. The mission report of the two experts, which was transmitted to the Permanent Delegation upon reception, underlined that the Saint-Esprit Plateau is not part of the World Heritage site, but that it is included in the buffer zone which has to be treated with the same care as the World Heritage site itself. The report suggested that, despite the advanced state of the project, the most compatible solution should be to abandon the idea of a judiciary centre at this location and to seek another location for this building in order to preserve and conserve the archaeological remains that have been discovered at the site. The authorities of Luxemburg informed the Secretariat that they may provide a written comment on the ICOMOS report which will be sent to the World Heritage Centre. At the time of the preparation of this document, this information had not been received by the Secretariat. 

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


The Bureau may wish to examine additional information from the State Party that may be available at the time of its session and adopt the following decision:

“The Bureau notes the view of the ICOMOS mission that, despite the advanced state of the project, the State Party is encouraged to review this project and to identify another location for the Judiciary Centre.  The Bureau invites the State Party to take into account the ICOMOS analysis in the implementation of the building project and requests the State Party to provide a progress report on the situation before 1 February 2002 to be submitted to its twenty-sixth session (April 2002)”.