Architectural heritage

Inventory of immovable objects under monument protection
38 944
Gone up +0.4% compared to 2020
Objects legally listed as a historical monument in 2021
Sunk -16.1% compared to 2020
Federal subsidies for monument protection (in thousand euros)
19 555.0
Gone up +24.5% compared to 2020

According to the Federal Act on the Protection of Monuments, monuments are "... immovable and movable objects created by man (including remains and traces of formative human processing as well as artificially erected or formed ground formations) of historical, artistic or other cultural significance..." (Art. 1 (1) DMSG as amended by Federal Law Gazett I. No. 170/1999). The federal competence "protection of monuments" encompasses the protection of monuments defined in this way from destruction, alteration and transfer abroad.

The data available for this purpose on an annual basis comes from the monument database of the Federal Monuments Office and from the cultural reports of the Federal Government. The data on facade restoration activities is provided by the Federal Monuments Office.

S: Federal Monuments Authority (HERIS). Compiled on 7 December 2022.

S: Federal Monuments Authority (Monument database, since 2020: HERIS). Compiled on 7 December 2022.

S: Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, Section Arts and Culture (Culture Report). Compiled on 7 December 2022.

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