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Highlights

Since its nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and the first extension in 2011 with the corresponding nomination of the five German forest areas, the World Heritage Site has celebrated numerous milestones. Owing to the successful multinational cooperation of the participating countries in recent years, the World Heritage Beech Forests have evolved into a brand, which unites Europe's many ancient beech forest areas as one. A unity that reflects the UNESCO vision of international understanding and cooperation perfectly and that may be extended to include important (primeval) beech forests in other European countries in the future.

2021
2021
Revision of the website

The website is adjusted to the new corporate design and the content is revised. All 78 forest areas are now well represented.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder Website 2021
2019
2019
The brand

Completion of the Brand Manual (brand messages, brand values, corporate identity).

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder Markenhandbuch
2017
2017
Opening of the World Heritage Forum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens the UNESCO World Heritage Forum at Jasmund National Park in a ceremony on 6 June 2017.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder Welterbeforum Jasmund
2017
2017
2. Extension

On 7 July 2017, 63 beech forest areas in ten European countries are added to the World Heritage Site.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder 2. Erweiterung
2016
2016
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

The Beech Forests App is awarded the title ''Official Project of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity''.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder App in den Wald Auszeichnung
2016
2016
Documentary release

Release of the documentary film “UNESCO World Heritage – Ancient Beech Forests of Germany” (German).

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder Film
2015
2015
Into the wild woods - there’s an App for that

Creation of an app for the World Heritage Beech Forests with World Heritage Routes through the five German component parts.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder App in den Wald
2013
2013
Signet development

Design of the signet for the Natural World Heritage Site, which will be available in all national languages of the World Heritage properties.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder Signet
2013
2013
The Dirk Steffens film

Dirk Steffens produces the World Heritage film for the 4-screen multi-vision cinema at the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Centre: "The Migration of the Ancient Beech Forests"

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder Film
2011
2011
Website Launch

The website of the World Heritage Site is launched, with many photos and a wealth of information.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder erste Website
2011
2011
The Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

On 25 June 2011, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decides to inscribe the ‘Ancient Beech Forests of Germany’ as an extension to the World Heritage Site on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder 1. Erweiterung
2007
2007
The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

In July 2007, the World Heritage Committee designates the "Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians" in the Ukraine and in the Slovak Republic as a Natural World Heritage Site.

Grafik: UNESCO-Welterbe Buchenwälder Buchenurwälder der Karpaten