List of monuments; information, registration and deletion
Monuments of buildings, ground monuments and certain movable monuments are entered in the list of monuments. The list is maintained by the State Office for Monument Preservation. Anyone can view it.
The list of monuments is a register kept by the State Office for Monument Preservation, in which three types of monuments are entered: Architectural monuments, ground monuments and movable monuments.
Architectural monuments are to be included in the list of monuments for information purposes. The aim is to ensure that as many of Bavaria's monuments as possible are included in the list; for this reason, the list is updated on an ongoing basis (for a link, see "Further links").
However, the protection regulations of the Monument Protection Act (DSchG) apply regardless of whether a building is on the monument list or not. For monuments, therefore, an entry in the list of monuments does not have any direct legal consequences. Rather, the list serves primarily as an aid for the monument protection authorities, making it easier for them to check whether the protection regulations of the DSchG must be observed for a particular building. Furthermore, the list of monuments is an important information tool for interested citizens.
On the basis of the monument list, the monuments are mapped on the website of the Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation in the so-called "Bavarian Monument Atlas" (for link, see "Further links"). The architectural monuments and ensembles are depicted in terms of area, i.e. down to the level of a building or part of a building, ground monuments in their known extent. In addition, photos with the exterior view can be called up for almost every recorded building monument.
Ground monuments are also to be entered in the list for information purposes. Like the architectural monuments, the archaeological monuments are protected regardless of whether they are entered in the list of monuments or not.
Movable monuments are entered in the list of monuments only at the request of the entitled person or in particularly important cases. Special protection regulations of the DSchG apply to registered movable monuments. These regulations do not apply to movable monuments that are not entered in the list of monuments. In contrast to monuments of buildings and land, the entry in the list of monuments is therefore a prerequisite for the application of the special protection regulations of the DSchG in the case of movable monuments.
Anyone can inspect the list of monuments or obtain information about the contents of the list in writing.
The entry of a building or ground monument in the list can be requested by the respective entitled persons (above all the owners) and the local preservationists. The registration of a movable monument can be applied for by the entitled persons, in particularly important cases it is done ex officio.
The inspection of the list of monuments (or an inquiry about its content) is possible at any time. The most reliable way to find out the current status of the list is to contact the State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, which maintains the list of monuments. In most cases, however, your lower monument protection authority (counties, independent cities and large district towns) can also help you quickly. If you would like to find out about the contents of the list not in writing, but at a personal visit to the authority, it is advisable to make an appointment beforehand.
On the Internet, the monuments in Bavaria are mapped in the so-called "Bavarian Monument Atlas". Please note, however, that objects that are not listed in the monument list or shown in the monument atlas can also be monuments if they meet the criteria according to Art. 1 of the Bavarian Monument Protection Act (BayDSchG). For this reason, the list of monuments is continuously updated by the Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation according to the current state of knowledge.
There are no deadlines for suggestions or applications seeking the entry of a monument in the list of monuments or the removal of a monument from the list. Such suggestions or applications are possible at any time. The State Office for Monument Preservation is primarily responsible, but your lower monument protection authority will also be happy to help you.
- All official acts related to the list of monuments are free of charge.
Links to more information
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
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