The Conference and Seminar - Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin - June, 2007 Print E-mail

The Conference and Seminar "Appropriate Utilization of Fortresses"

The Conference and Seminar II of the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Chair of Preservation of historical monuments, Studiengang “European Cultural Heritage” and the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Festungsforschung e.V. in the context of Baltic Sea Region INTERREG III B Neighbourhood Program

on June 5 and 6 2007

at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin 


Fortresses are cultural heritage of a united Europe. By losing their original military significance, many fortifications were gradually removed or opened to the public. To this day many urban development measures and regional influences can partly be deduced from their condition.

Traditional fortresses often show varying states of preservation. Since their historic-cultural value has not been recognized for a long time, the discussion concerning questions of preservation, sustainable use and valorisation has increased considerably during the last years.

Fortresses do not only issue a challenge to the protection of historical monuments but also to urban development and nature conservation authorities owing to their especially problematic nature concerning their utilization that cannot be compared to other types of monuments.

The conference focuses mainly on 3 sections referring to an appropriate utilization of historical monuments: urban development, cultural marketing and the interaction between the protection of nature and the protection of historic monuments. It addresses everybody who takes an – professional or honorary – interest in the preservation, conservation and appropriate utilization of fortresses.


Zitadelle Spandau
Am Juliusturm
13599 Berlin

Academic conception of the conference:

Dr.-Ing. Hans-Rudolf Neumann Sc. Coordinator Baltic Fortress Route
Ramona Simone Dornbusch, M.A. Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder),
Lehrstuhl für Denkmalpfl ege Studiengang „European Cultural Heritage“
Andrea Theissen, M.A. Präsidentin der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Festungsforschung e.V.

Exekutive assistant:
Kristin Boberg, M.A.

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Dr.-Ing. Hans-Rudolf Neumann


Andrea Theissen, M.A. 

 9.35 -9.45

Ramona Simone Dornbusch, M.A.

 9.45 - 10.30

“Fortresses worthy to be protected: fundamentals”
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Kalesse
Mitbegründer der Deutschen
Gesellschaft für Festungsforschung e.V. 

10.30 - 10.45 

Coffee break 

 Sektion 1

Cultural utilization under marketing pressure 

 10.45 - 11.30

“Zitadelle Spandau Berlin: between the poles of utilization
and marketing”
Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Kühne
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin,
Oberste Denkmalschutzbehörde 

 11.30 - 12.00


 12.00 - 12.45

“Civilian utilization of former military buildings
of the Bayrischen Landesfestung Ingolstadt”
Dr. Ernst Aichner
Direktor des Bayerischen Armeemuseums Ingolstadt

 12.45 - 13.15


 13.15 - 14.30 Lunch 
 Sektion 2

Fortresses and urban development 

14.30 - 15.15 

“The Prussian provisions store in Mainz - The long way
to a new utilization: plans, concepts, solutions”
Dr. Joachim Glatz
Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz,
Abteilungsleiter Direktion Bau- und Kunstdenkmalpfl ege
Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Schuckmann
Stadtverwaltung Mainz,
Untere Denkmalschutzbehörde 

15.15 - 15.45 


15.45 - 16.00 

Coffee break   

16.00 - 16.45 

“Malzhausbastei Peitz: reconstruction
and development of an appropriate utilization”
Dirk Redies
Kulturamt der Stadt Peitz
Dipl.-Ing. Rosemarie Furchner, M.A.
Architektur- und Planungsbüro Peitz 

16.45 - 17.15 


17.30  end of the first day 

evening program – optional:
boat trip with dinner
(fee required: ca. 25€) 

 Section 3

The interaction between the protection of nature
and the conservation of historic monuments 

9.30 - 10.15 

“Festungsring Stralsund from a conservator of
historic gardens perspective”
Angela Pfennig, M.A.
Untere Denkmalschutzbehörde Stralsund,
Gartendenkmalpfl ege

10.15 - 10.45  Discussion
10.45 - 11.00  Coffee break
11.00 - 11.45 

“Fort Hahneberg: ecological potential and
cooperation with nature conservation authorities”
Dipl.-Ing. Reiner Nagel (angefragt)
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin,
Stadt- und Freiraumplanung

11.45 - 12.15  Discussion
12.15 - 13.30  Lunch
13.30 - 14.15 

“Stelling von Amsterdam: UNESCO world
heritage – requirements for the protection of
cultural artefacts”
Dipl.-Geogr. Julia Seelig
ehem. wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Lehrstuhl für
Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeografi e,
E.-M.-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Peter Schat
Stichting Militair Erfgoed Groot - Amsterdam
(Military Heritage Amsterdam Foundation)

14.15 - 14.45  Discussion
14.45 - 15.00 

Andrea Theissen, M.A.

15.00 - 17.00 

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