1.         Old City of Berne (Switzerland) (C 267)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1983

Criteria  (iii)

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/267/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/267/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Fire in January 1997

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/267/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1998

In January 1997 a fire destroyed a number of historic buildings in the Old City. In its final report dated January 1998 the working group “Fire and other Risks to the Old City of Berne” recommended a series of building, technical, financial and legal measures to improve the standard of fire protection.

Action Required

The Bureau takes note of the final report on fire protection measures for the Old City of Berne and thanks the State Party for its effort in improving the security situation of this World Heritage site.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1998

N/A

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

N/A

Decision Adopted: 22 BUR V.B.64

The Bureau took note of the final report on fire protection measures for the Old City of Berne and thanked the State Party for its effort in improving the fire protection measures at this World Heritage site.