In Trier and the surrounding area, various monuments dating back to the Roman period of the city were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986. In the course of nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage List, no buffer zones were defined for the World Heritage property because this was not required at that time. In the meantime, the establishment of buffer zones has become an explicit requirement due to the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Consequently, a buffer zone now has to be defined for the Trier World Heritage site. At the same time, due consideration must also be given to the present intensive discussions in Trier about how to densify different parts of the urban area in order, among other things, to meet the current high demand for housing. In the course of defining the future buffer zone in Trier, it is important to avoid conflicts with tasks central to the urban development of Trier.
Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz
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