European cultural heritage: discovering what connects us

European cultural heritage: discovering what connects us

European cultural heritage sites are milestones in the development of modern europe. Therefore, the traveling exhibition with the title "european cultural heritage: discovering what connects us" is a great success, which presents the sites that have been honored so far on 38 display panels in the bamberg concert and congress hall, also an important program item as part of the international week in the bamberg district.

Under the title "cisterscapes – cistercian landscapes connecting europe" the district of bamberg applies with the monastery landscape ebrach/steigerwald and with 15 other partners in germany, but also in france, austria, poland, slovenia and czech republic for the nomination 2023.

The "european cultural heritage seal" award will be awarded by the EU commission and until then the project still has some hurdles to overcome. The bavarian state ministry of science and the arts must first approve the application, and then it must be nominated by the conference of ministers of culture before it can be submitted to the eu commission.

Strict rules and requirements have to be met beforehand, reported birgit kastner, the project manager and transnational coordinator, in her introductory talk. Among other things, the sites must be networked with each other at the municipal, scientific and civic levels. A european long-distance hiking trail is already being developed in the application phase, through which these cistercian cultural landscapes are to be brought to life.

History, ideals, values

Cistercian monasteries and their cultural landscape heritage symbolize european history, ideals and values to this day. It is important to preserve them and make them experiencable. Birgit kastner also explained the cistercian structures and lifestyles that have played a decisive role in shaping europe. These traces left by the monks still connect western and eastern europe, as well as the north with the south of the continent.

In his welcoming speech, deputy district administrator johann pfister (BI) thanked the numerous cooperation partners and sponsors, without whom such a project could not be undertaken. He emphasized the importance and significance of the desired cultural seal for the cistercian monastic landscapes, especially "in times of a europe that is drifting apart, a europe in which borders and demarcations are once again playing a role, it is important to remember the roots of today’s europe. For him, the educational mission of the seal is also very important, because only "what you know and appreciate, you will want to cultivate and pass on to the next generation".

The exhibition is open until 27. October in the foyer of the concert and congress hall before and after each of the events there. Outside the opening hours it is possible to visit the stadium.

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