Local Working Groups

At the individual-site level, the respective owner remains in charge of management. At the local level, those individual sites that are located in the same city form networks as local working groups: The owners, the representatives of the respective municipalities and of the relevant ministries and administrative offices all work together and consult with one another in these local working groups. These local working groups are responsible for the day-to-day management of the World Heritage Sites within their respective jurisdictions.

Local Working Group Wittenberg

Chairman: Dr. Stefan Rhein (Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt)

Members: Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt, EKD, Protestant Seminary Wittenberg, Evangelische Stadtkirchengemeinde Wittenberg, State Administration [Landesverwaltungsamt] of Saxony-Anhalt,  State Office for Historic Preservation and Archaeology of Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Monuments Authority, Superintendency of the Protestant Churches [Kirchenkreis] of Wittenberg.

Local Working Group Eisleben

Chairwoman: Iris Hellmich (Protestant Congregation of Andreas-Nicolai-Petri)

Members: Lutherstadt Eisleben, Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt, State Administration [Landesverwaltungsamt] of Saxony-Anhalt, State Office for Historic Preservation and Archaeology of Saxony-Anhalt, Protestant Congregation of St. Annen, Protestant Congregation of Andreas-Nicolai-Petri.

Local Working Group Mansfeld

Chairman: Dr. Matthias Paul (Protestant Congregation of St. George)

Members: City of Mansfeld, Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt, State Administration [Landesverwaltungsamt] of Saxony-Anhalt, State Office for Historic Preservation and Archaeology of Saxony-Anhalt, Protestant Congregation of St. Georg

Local Working Group Torgau

Chairwoman: Lydia Klöppel (District Administration Office of Northern Saxony)

Members: District Administration Office of Northern Saxony, City of Torgau, Torgau Information Centre, State Office for Historic Preservation of Saxony, Ministry of the Interior of Saxony, Protestant Congregation of Torgau

Local Working Group Coburg

Chairman: Dr. Klaus Weschenfelder (Art Collections of Coburg Fortress)

Members: City of Coburg,  Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts; Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes; Bavarian State Office for Historic Preservation, State Foundation of Coburg, Art Collections of Coburg Fortress.

Local Working Group Erfurt

Chairman: Carsten Fromm (Protestant Monastery of St. Augustine in Erfurt)

Members: Protestant Monastery of St. Augustine in Erfurt, City of Erfurt, State Chancellery of Thuringia, State Office for Archaeology and Historic Preservation of Thuringia, Protestant Church in Central Germany, Erfurter Tourismus- und Marketing Gesellschaft, Luther House Eisenach.