40 Year Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention Day Trip to the Wachau

Date: 25th of April 2012
Duration: full-day
Meeting point: tba
Language: English

As part of the General Assembly of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS) the Kompetenzzentrum für Kulturelles Erbe und Kulturgüterschutz is co-organizing an excursion to the Wachau, a stretch of the Danube river valley from Melk to Krems that for more than 2000 years forms a cultural landscape, which was listed as world heritage in the year 2000.

We will take the opportunity to visit the Benedictine monastery Stift Göttweig, a unique cultural treasury. Because of its cardinal cultural value as well as its position at a place of high strategic importance we will dive deep into one of Blue Shield’s original tasks, namely military cultural property protection. We will receive an introduction into this difficult field of civil-military cooperation performed by specialized liaison officers for military cultural property protection of the Military Territorial Command of Lower Austria of the Austrian Armed Forces.

We will then move on to the eastern most spot of the Wachau, to its capital city Krems which is explicitly listed as world cultural heritage within the Wachau. We will receive a guided tour focusing on aspects of heritage protection and management.

Finally, we will gather to hear the opening talks of the general assembly by ANCBS, UNESCO and others.

This event is open to everybody interested. The registration is free of charge. If you want to participate than please register at the website of the General Assembly of the ANCBS for the 25th of April.

The number of participants is limited.

We plan to leave from Vienna at 9 am. Definite coordinates will be delivered to registered participants only.

Venus von Willendorf

Burg Aggstein

Stift Göttweig


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