Perspective: World Cultural Heritage
IBA city from 2007
Quedlinburg has around 1,300 timber-framed houses from six centuries, which were awarded World Cultural Heritage status in 1994. Federal funding, the German Foundation for Monument Protection, and numerous private initiatives have contributed to the conservation of the old town’s buildings and culture, despite declining population figures. Over the last two decades, valuable experiences have been gained in renovation, involving unconventional methods such as temporary building maintenance geared to later development or substandard renovations. In order to publicise and strengthen this engagement, diverse communication platforms were set up for the local citizenry, the economy, municipal politics, and monument protection. These put across diverse strategies geared to ensuring that the inner city remains fit for the future as a vibrant centre.