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The "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscape" candidature dossier is based on the conditions set out by UNESCO. In 2005, these determined the guidelines according to which nomination would be considered. The UNESCO guidelines are intended to ensure that nominations around the world are handled in a similar manner.
As a result, the committees responsible are able to base their decision on documents that correspond to clearly defined standards in terms of content and formulation. These guidelines also specify the core and buffer zones that are to be excluded from the world heritage sites.
The extensive candidature dossier was drawn up by a total of 39 authors. The chapters marked with a * have been revised once again and additional information has been added.
Chapter 1 additional
Description of the Site
2a2 Facts & figures
2a3 Description of the line
2a4 Engineering structures
2a5 Civil engineering buildings
2a6 Sacred and secular buildings
2a7 Cultural landscapes
2a8 Flora and fauna
2b2 From antiquity to modern times
2b3 Historic routes
2b4 Villages, hamlets, scattered settlements, alps and Maiensässe
2b6 Railway construction and operation
2b7 The power station buildings
2b8 Linguistic landscapes
2b9 History of tourism in the Engadin
2b10 The railway as an important factor influencing the development of tourism
Justifying the inscription
Chapter 3 additional
Condition and factors influencing the site
Protection and stewardship of the site
Chapter 5 additional
Data on how to contact the relevant offices
Signature on behalf of the states party
List of authors
Persons engaged in the preparation German
From a formal point of view the management plan determines the trans-border candidature "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscape", the international cooperation and the organisational structure. From a material point of view it defines the mission statement and the objectives for the future development of the heritage site and the specific measures needed to protect and maintain the sustained development of the site.
UNESCO Management Plan