The UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided yesterday (7 July) to lend World Heritage status to the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates, which encompass Falkenberg Garden City, the Schillerpark estate, the Hufeisensiedlung in Britz, the Carl Legien estate, as well as the Weisse Stadt and Siemensstadt estates. The inclusion of the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates means that there are now 33 World Heritage Sites in Germany.
Günter Gloser, Minister of State for Europe, welcomed the Committee's decision today (8 July):
"I am delighted with the decision by the World Heritage Committee and warmly congratulate Berlin on this honour. Following Berlin's Museum Island and the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates are the capital's third inscription in the World Heritage List. The World Heritage Committee commended these estates as exceptional examples of new urban and architectural typologies of international stature."