The 19th century was a time of great inventions, dramatical changes and historical moments. This year’s theme of the Heritage Day in Germany, the "Tag des offenen Denkmals", invites everybody to dip into this epoch and its built heritage. “Romantism, realism, revolution - The 19th Century“ is the headline for the opening of usually locked places and for various events and guided tours. The Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz is coordinating this day nationwide. There is a wide range of possible destinations: rebuilt castles or ruins with stunning views, neo-classical churches or once aspiring health resorts with their enjoyable infrastructure may as well be visited as industrial architecture, witnesses of technical progress and working-class-quarters.
The public interest in national heritage is still at a high level: In 2010 more than 4.5 million visitors attended the German “Tag des offenen Denkmals”. Above 7.500 opened monuments and sites in exceeding 2.600 towns and cities participated at the Heritage Day.
We support the local organisers by providing free brochures, posters and other material, which are also available via our website. Especially for teachers and people involved in youth-work we provide a brochure to give suggestions for possible events concerning the “Tag des offenen Denkmals”. All brochures can be downloaded at
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