UNESCO World Heritage Site Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke
The Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke has been inscribed on the World Heritage List of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage since 2018.
“World Heritage Sites are testimonies to past cultures, material traces of encounters and exchange, artistic masterpieces and unique natural landscapes. They all have in common their Outstanding Universal Value, their significance not only for national or local communities, but for all humanity. Therefore, the protection and long-term preservation of these sites is the responsibility of the entire global community. It is ensured by applying the central instrument of cultural policy and nature conservation – the World Heritage Convention of 1972.” (German UNESCO-Commission)