... UNESCO-World Heritage!

The UNESCO-world heritage convention is founded of the „agreement to protect the cultural and natural heritage of the world“ (World Heritage Convention), set up November 1972 by the 17. general conference of UNESCO, became effective in 1976. Until 2004 the convention was sign by 178 countries, Germany was among the first member states.

Both, cultural and natural sights can be declared as UNESCO world heritage site; since 1992 as well cultural landscapes.

The Büro für Landschaft & Service gives competent advise by analyzing, preparation and during a nomination procedere of nature world heritage sites and cultural landscapes.

Nature sites ...

  • have to meet the criteria „Outstanding Universal Value“ and „Integrity“.
  • Since 2009 Germany the Wadden Sea is the 2nd German world heritage site for nature after the "Grube Messel" in 1995


Cultural landscapes ...

  • have to meet the criteria „Outstanding Universal Value“ und „Authencity“.
  • The Upper Middle Rhine Valley are examples for inscribed German cultural landscapes. The Elbe valley next to Dresden was delisted in 2009!

Nomination process ...


The process of nomination is described in the Operational Guidelines of UNESCO.

Das Büro für Landschaft & Service supports and consults during the nomination process

  • Analysis of the criteria: Outstanding Universal Value, Integrity, Authencity
  • International comparative studies
  • Expert hearings
  • Consultance and advice during the whole nomination process in order to provide the necessary data

Basis for a successful application ...


  • a complete and tempting nomination dossier as well as
  • meeting the UNESCO criteria.
  • References in the field "Landscape"