Intangible Cultural Heritage

National Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

The Register illustrates successful and innovative programs and projects that are particularly in line with the principles and objectives of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is part of the Nationwide Inventory of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Germany.

The register promotes a sustainable practice for the cultivation, development and transmission of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The model programs and projects included in the register are examples of effective measures for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and are intended to encourage imitation.

The "Pentecostal dance" as the basis of communal development in the association of municipalities Mansfelder Grund-Helbra
Pfingsttanz

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The "Pentecostal dance" as the basis of communal development in the association of municipalities Mansfelder Grund-Helbra

There are many Pentecostal associations, but those in the villages of Ahlsdorf, Blankenheim, Hergisdorf and Kreisfeld in the association of municipalities Mansfelder Grund-Helbra exemplify how a common practice can lead to intensive cooperation on a municipal and cultural level.
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Construction Workshops (called “Bauhütten”) – Transmission, documentation, preservation and fostering of craft techniques and knowledge
Das Bauhüttenwesen - Weitergabe, Dokumentation, Bewahrung und Förderung von Handwerktechniken und -wissen

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Construction Workshops (called “Bauhütten”) – Transmission, documentation, preservation and fostering of craft techniques and knowledge

For centuries, construction workshops, mainly related to cathedrals, such as in Ulm, Freiburg or Cologne, safeguard craft techniques, traditional knowledge and customs in connection with the construction and preservation of large-scale buildings. This tradition continues to the present day.
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Non-Professional Music-making in Baden-Württemberg
Amateurmusikpflege in Baden-Württemberg

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Non-Professional Music-making in Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg has a very high density of music associations where amateur music, both instrumental and vocal, is made by about one million people. A significant local event without the participation of an amateur music association is practically unthinkable in Baden-Württemberg.
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Research and documentation of Cadastral Sections’ and House Names in Bavaria
Erforschung und Dokumentation von Flur- und Hausnamen in Bayern

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Research and documentation of Cadastral Sections’ and House Names in Bavaria

Names belong to the oldest linguistic and cultural heritage. They have been shaped many generations ago to characterize and distinguish between people and places. Until the 18th century, names for cadastral sections and houses were formed by the population through natural use and are thus direct expression of their interest in these geographic places.
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Allgäu’s high alpine agriculture in Bad Hindelang
Hochalpine Allgäuer Alpwirtschaftskultur in Bad Hindelang

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Allgäu’s high alpine agriculture in Bad Hindelang

Alps (Alemannic, Old-Bavarian: “Almen”) are summer pastures in the mountains, with which mountain farmers extend the fodder base of the valley. The cattle grazes until mid-September in different altitudes and is gradually moved downhill from higher positions. At the end of the summer grazing the cattle is moved back to the valley and returned to the respective owners.
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Manufactory Production and Design of Jewellery
Manufakturelle Schmuckgestaltung

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Manufactory Production and Design of Jewellery

Manufactory production techniques such as guilloching, stamping/pressing or sand casting are characteristic for the production of art nouveau jewellery. These dominated the European jewellery industry from the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.
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Preservation and Fostering of the Culture, Diversity and Quality of Regional Specialties in Upper Franconia
Bewahrung und Förderung von Kultur, Vielfalt und Qualität regionaler Spezialitäten in Oberfranken

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Preservation and Fostering of the Culture, Diversity and Quality of Regional Specialties in Upper Franconia

Upper Franconia offers a multitude of culinary specialties, frequently relating to carefully preserved customs and their creative further development. The culinary identity is not only a part of history, but also to this day a part of the identity of the people.
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