Structure and Organisation

Joint management

The Luther Sites in Central Germany are authentic places for the events of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s life. They have an extraordinary importance for the political, cultural and spiritual history of the Western world, an importance that reaches far beyond the borders of Germany. To meet the requirements of the UNESCO on a permanent basis, to permit management of the serial World Heritage Site, and to jointly improve the public outreach of the sites, the owners and authorised users of these sites are joining forces, in consultation with the municipalities and government representatives involved, to create the partnership of ‘Luther Sites in Central Germany’.

To effectively carry out these tasks, three levels of bodies have been created that complement the management that in some cases has already been in place and functioning for years at the level of the individual sites:

At the local level, the individual sites located in the same city form networks as Local Working Groups.

Each local working group sends a representative to the ‘Luther Sites in Central Germany’ Steering Group, which serves as a working body, and the Chairperson of which provides outside representation of the nomination.

All of the owners, together with the competent municipal and state representatives, constitute the General Assembly, the decision-making body for ‘Luther Sites in Central Germany’.