Berlin: European Cultural Heritage Summit

Next week marks another highlight of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: From 18 to 24 June 2018, Berlin and Potsdam will welcome international visitors to the European Cultural Heritage Summit. Over 50 events – like conferences, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and many more – offer a unique forum for expert exchange and a shared cultural experience.

Industrial heritage is addressed as well. The guided tour Secondary Use of Historical Breweries, for instance, introduces participants to three industrial monuments in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. Another guided tour – Industrial Heritage in Oberschöneweide – takes a look at the limits of monument protection. If you want to combine industrial heritage with changing cityscapes of Berlin, try this Historical Ride on Germany’s Oldest Subway Line from Warschauer Strasse station. Not least, the workshop Adapted Reuse of Built Heritage is dedicated to case studies with regard to industrial, religious and military heritage.

Some events are aimed specifically at a younger audience. What role does our cultural heritage play in the way we interact with each other? These and other questions will be discussed by 16 to 19-year-old British and German pupils on the three-day youth conference Culture and Heritage in a Digital World. The young professionals summit The Future is Heritage brings together young adults from all over Europe to exchange views on perspectives of Europe's cultural heritage.

This summit is a first: Never before have questions on European cultural heritage been discussed in a comparable setting. The summit is hosted by the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK), the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) and Europa Nostra. A special highlight will be the European Heritage Award Ceremony(Europa Nostra Award) on 22 June, with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attending. Events such as the European Picnic at Sanssouci or theinteractive fair Our Heritage!include everybody to join in.

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