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The Garden Kingdom of Dessau


During the 39th session, the organisers presented different exhibitions on World Heritage in Germany and beyond.

German World Heritage Sites

German National Tourism Board

Images of all German World Heritage sites shown on several screens in the conference venue.

Wonders of World Heritage

Deutsche Welle

39 UNESCO World Heritage Sites along eight different routes across Germany. From the Wadden Sea to the Pilgrimage Church of Wies, from Aachen Cathedral all the way to Muskauer Park: Videos, pictures, texts and interviews. Further Information

Heritage Heroes – Preserving World Heritage Together

Federal Foreign Office and
German Commission for UNESCO

The exhibition portrays individuals worldwide, who engage in the protection of the world‘s cultural and natural heritage while risking their health, lives, freedom or careers. You can explore the exhibition online.

„Kulturwelten“ – Germany’s Cultural Preservation Programme Worldwide

Federal Foreign Office

The exhibition presents the Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office with 13 representative projects in Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Laos, Mali, Morocco, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Palestinian territories and Syria.

International Cooperation for the Valorisation of World Heritage Sites in Developing Countries – The Example of Chad

University of Cologne

The exhibition gives an overview of the German-Chadian research collaboration and presents the Chadian natural World Heritage site of Lakes of Ounianga (inscribed in 2012) as well as the Ennedi Plateau, currently on the Tentative List.

Transboundary Cultural Landscapes in Saxony

Free State of Saxony

Using the examples of the World Heritage Site Muskauer Park and of the nominated site Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Tentative List), Saxony presents its commitment in transboundary cooperation with its neighbouring countries Poland and Czech Republic within the framework of the World Heritage Convention.

World Heritage Volunteers

European Heritage Volunteers

The exhibition presents the work and projects of the World Heritage Volunteers, such as international volunteering and educational projects in the field of World Heritage and monument protection.

Satellite Images of International World Heritage Sites

German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR)

World Heritage from a different perspective: Satellite images of sites such as the Amazon, the Pyramids of Giza or the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Wadden Sea - A Transboundary Cooperation

Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS)

The tri-national World Heritage site Wadden Sea presents its beauty and diversity in annotated image panels, as well as its activities for sustainable tourism and as part of the western intercontinental migratory bird route.

Wooden Tserkvas of the Carphatian Region in Poland and Ukraine


The exhibition presents the wooden Greek-Orthodox churches of the transnational World Heritage Site and its sub-regions (inscribed in 2013).