Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

Austria
Factors affecting the property in 2004*
  • Housing
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Urban pressure

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2004
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2004**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

From July 2003 onwards, letters of concern have also been received regarding the permission of several festivals taking place on the squares of the historic city centre. No new information has been received on the current planning process for the area around the main train station. In August 2003 individuals informed the Centre about the discovery of probably the largest Roman fresco north of the Alps. The fresco was located in the basement of the building site of the ‘New Residence’, currently being rehabilitated into a Museum for the Land of Salzburg. Despite its historical value, the wall of over 6 m length was removed and is supposed to be relocated to a different place.

 

No comments have yet been received from the Austrian authorities on any of the aforementioned issues at the time of the preparation of this document.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2004
28 COM 15B.81

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Regretting that the Austrian authorities did not submit the progress report requested (Decision 27 COM 7B.58),

2. Requests the City of Salzburg and the Austrian authorities to collaborate with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in the review and development of the project at the train station;

3. Urges the State Party to provide an up-date report by 1 February 2005 to the World Heritage Centre in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005.

Draft Decision: 28 COM 15B.81

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Regretting that the Austrian authorities did not submit the progress report requested (27 COM 7B.58),

2.   Requests the City of Salzburg and the Austrian authorities to collaborate with the Centre and ICOMOS in the review and development of the project at the train station;

3.   Urges the State Party to provide an up-date report by 1 February 2005 to the World Heritage Centre in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005.

Report year: 2004
Austria
Date of Inscription: 1996
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
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Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.