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.
The website is adjusted to the new corporate design and the content is revised. All 78 forest areas are now well represented.
Completion of the Brand Manual (brand messages, brand values, corporate identity).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens the UNESCO World Heritage Forum at Jasmund National Park in a ceremony on 6 June 2017.
On 7 July 2017, 63 beech forest areas in ten European countries are added to the World Heritage Site.
The Beech Forests App is awarded the title ''Official Project of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity''.
Release of the documentary film “UNESCO World Heritage – Ancient Beech Forests of Germany” (German).
Creation of an app for the World Heritage Beech Forests with World Heritage Routes through the five German component parts.
Design of the signet for the Natural World Heritage Site, which will be available in all national languages of the World Heritage properties.
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"
The website of the World Heritage Site is launched, with many photos and a wealth of information.
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.
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.