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Pillar outside the Council of the German Speaking Community of Belgium, which is housed in a Kulturdenkmal, marked with the emblem of the Hague Convention of 1954 with text "Geschütztes Denkmal", used to mark protected buildings and other structures in the German Speaking Community of Belgium.

Kulturdenkmal is the official term to describe National Heritage Sites listed by law[1] in German-speaking areas of Europe, to protect and spread awareness of cultural heritage.


In Austria, the Bundesdenkmalamt (BDA), the institution in charge of the National Heritage Sites, administers the list of Kulturdenkmal objects, which it formally refers to as Denkmalgeschützte Objekte.


The Institut du Patrimoine is the institution in charge of the National Heritage Sites of Wallonia, which includes the National Heritage Sites of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. Various local websites with public information are maintained, and various initiatives are undertaken to assist owners of protected properties and to increase public awareness, most notably the European Heritage Days, which are called "Tage des offenen Denkmals".


The German National Committee for Monument Protection works together with the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz to list official monuments.


The Kulturgüterschutz is the institution in charge of the National Heritage Sites of the German-speaking areas of Switzerland. They maintain the inventory of protected objects and also organize the European Heritage Days, which are called Europäischer Tag des Denkmals.



  1. ^ According to international law, the English term is Cultural property, but can also be called Protected monument.
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