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Power and Splendour

Date: 10th September 2017

The Tag des offenen Denkmals is the biggest cultural event in Germany: In 2017 more than 7.500 historic buildings and sites are open to the public. The theme "Power and Splendour" puts emphasis on the plentifulness of heritage buildings: Magnificent manor houses, impressive public buildings or ornamentent domestic architecture - the effect on the observer is highly influenced by the political, ideological and economic messages their builders intended to sent.

Themes by year:

2016: Preserving monuments together
2015: Crafts, Technology, Industry
2014: Colour
2013: Beyond the good and the beautiful: Inconvenient heritage?
2012: Wood