Current World Heritage Education Projects

World Heritage Volunteers

You are interested in culture, history or archaeology? Do you want to get involved on a regular basis and meet new people? You've always wanted to know what's behind the closed doors of a museum?

Then join the World Heritage Volunteers!

We meet regularly on the last Thursday of the month from 4-6 pm in the "Kulturwerkstatt" of the City Museum or discover different places along the World Heritage Site. Our meetings focus on fun, varied activities and volunteer work. Whether it's archery at the Danevirke, helping out at the World Heritage Day or repairing the reconstructed Viking houses - it never gets boring with us.

Interest aroused? Then write a short message to the education coordinators Miriam and Friederike here.

The offer is aimed at adults and young adults between 14 and 19 years old.

"Young Climate Action for World Heritage" at the World Heritage Site Haithabu and Danevirke

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to the conservation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Protecting World Heritage sites from climate change while at the same time harnessing their potential for sustainable development is therefore a key task for current and future generations. The project "Young Climate Action for World Heritage" of the Institute Heritage Studies and the German Commission for UNESCO links World Heritage education with the 2030 Agenda and Education for Sustainable Development (BNE).

Together with five other World Heritage sites, Haithabu and the Danevirke are part of the cross-border school project, in which pupils deal with the topic of climate change and World Heritage. In the case of Haithabu and the Danevirke, not only the direct effects of climate change on the monument, such as soil erosion and changes to nature conservation areas, are considered. Construction projects such as wind turbines, which are intended to counteract climate change, also have a negative impact on the World Heritage Site. In the course of the coming school year, pupils from the Domschule Schleswig, the A.P. Møller Skolen and the Klaus-Harms-School in Kappeln, together with Danish partner schools, will therefore be creatively dealing with the exciting question: How can Haithabu and the Danevirke be protected in the future and contribute to a sustainable and climate-friendly region? The results of all participating World Heritage sites will be published next year in a handout "Practical impulses for World Heritage education and climate change".

More information about the project is available here.

Planning game on the topic of World Heritage

As a World Heritage Site, one commits oneself to the protection and preservation of the monument. Decisions often involve a wide variety of actors from political, economic or scientific fields in order to find solutions in the interests of the monument - and the region.

With the simulation game we developed, pupils can experience the political and planning decisions that have to be made every day at a World Heritage site in an action-oriented and playful way. In the process, the complex interrelationships between the various interested parties are clearly presented.

In the simulation game, the students take on the roles of various regional actors in order to find a solution to a fictitious problem in a joint discussion round. Not only is the subject of World Heritage and regional policy dealt with in a technical way, but holistic and solution-oriented thinking is also promoted at the same time.

Duration: 4 hours

Bookable free of charge with the support of the education coordinators, who you can reach here.

We recommend that you additionally book a keynote lecture on the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the Haithabu and Danewerk archaeological border complex on an earlier date as an introduction to the topic (recommended duration: 2 hours).

Further training courses and keynote presentations

What does World Heritage mean? Why are we a World Heritage Site? What makes Hedeby and the Danevirke one of a kind in the world? As part of further training courses, keynote presentations and other formats, we address these questions, creating an awareness of the World Heritage Site Hedeby and the Danevirke and the idea behind the World Heritage Convention in an illustrative way.

Interest? Then send us an email to:

World Heritage encourages commitment

In 2020-2021, the UNESCO scouts are sponsored as a DenkmalAktiv project of the German Foundation for Monument Protection as the only project in Schleswig-Holstein. Learn more about the project here: DenkmalAktiv and KHS Kappeln.

Learn more about the project here: DenkmalAktiv and KHS Kappeln.