Konferenz Nationaler Kultureinrichtungen

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cultural heritage of humanity

In 1972 UNESCO adopted the World Heritage Convention. Its goal was to preserve and safeguard cultural and natural assets which possess extraordinary universal value”. Since then, the list has grown to 890 cultural and natural world heritage sites, 33 of which are located in Germany. There are seven World Heritage Sites among the listed cultural beacons” of the KNK: