With its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list on 17 December 1994, “Luxembourg, its old quarters and fortifications” joined the prestigious list of cultural and natural sites of a universal value so exceptional they belong to the heritage of all humans. The 25th anniversary helps us to emphasize the wealth and diversity of this heritage, which we need to preserve and promote.President of the National Commission of Luxembourg for cooperation with UNESCO
On 17 December 1994, the “old quarters and fortifications” of the City of Luxembourg were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Today, ours is one of 1,121 World Heritage sites worldwide. Let’s celebrate 25 years of world heritage together! Check our Agenda for the full list of events.
The Luxembourg Commission for cooperation with UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture and the City of Luxembourg invite you to join the celebrations and submit projects to be featured in the official program of the anniversary year. Your enthusiasm, creativity and passion for cultural heritage will make the celebrations a success!
The call is open to the following:
For more details on the application process, visit Submitting a project.
The Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972. It underlines the importance of belonging to an international community of appreciation and concern for universally significant properties that embody a world of outstanding examples of cultural diversity and natural wealth.
The Luxembourg Commission for cooperation with UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture and the City of Luxembourg see the 25th anniversary of the inscription of “Luxembourg, its old quarters and fortifications” as an opportunity to recall the vision that guides all the actions of UNESCO; to build a lasting peace among all people, the foundation of which is the respect of human rights and dignity, the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind, and respect and enhancement of cultural, natural and intangible heritage.
As a UNESCO world heritage site, “Luxembourg, its old quarters and fortifications” is a place that has meaning for all humanity, but what is it that makes it so special? Noteworthy aspects of the site include:
The 25th anniversary of the inscription of “Luxembourg, its old quarters and fortifications” on UNESCO’s World Heritage List is structured around five main themes, which are designed to help contributors develop their projects for the anniversary year.
Any project that demonstrates a sustainable investment can be submitted, be it a conference, rally, workshop, guided tour, exhibition, performing arts project, heritage site development product, tourist amenity, gastronomic product, study, publication, digital application, open data project, etc.
First and foremost, though, projects should have a direct link with UNESCO and the inscription of “Luxembourg, its old quarters and fortifications” as a world heritage site.
They should also correspond to at least one of the five themes of the year: