Berlin/Havixbeck (dpa/lnw) - The moated castle Haus Stapel in Havixbeck near Münster is one of them: The federal government is again supporting the preservation of "nationally valuable cultural monuments" this year. This time, there are more than six million euros for the renovation of a total of 37 monuments, as Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth announced on Tuesday.
"Cultural monuments are a look into the mirror of our diverse society and its history," explained the Green politician. They must be preserved and protected in order to keep interest in German history alive.
The monuments funded this year include the railway depot in Berlin-Schöneweide, the Velten tiled stove factory in Brandenburg, the Bremen town hall, the envoy cemetery in Regensburg, the Waggonia of the Loheland women’s settlement in Künzell in Hesse and the Sonneberg observatory in Thuringia.
This monument preservation program has existed since 1950. It is intended to preserve and restore the substance. It is reserved for monuments that reflect outstanding achievements of the state as a whole. According to the federal government, 713 cultural monuments have been preserved and restored with a total of 400 million euros over the past decades.