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LANCEWAD

Landscape and Cultural Heritage
in the Wadden Sea Region -
Project Report

Wadden Sea Ecosystem
No. 12 - 2001

Vollmer, M., Guldberg, M., Maluck, M., Marrewijk, D. & Schlicksbier, G., 2001.Landscape and Cultural Heritage in the Wadden Sea Region- Project Report. Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 12. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Group, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

 
Preface
 
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List of Folded Maps
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Preface

The Wadden Sea is a marine wetland area on the North Sea coast of major international importance shared by The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. In order to ensure that the area is conserved and managed as an ecological entity, the three Wadden Sea countries commenced a joint cooperation on the governmental level.

But the Wadden Sea is not only an important ecological entity, the Wadden Sea Region as a whole has also a common cultural identity with a very specific regional historic diversity. The landscape and cultural heritage in this region are of outstanding importance,  and the three Wadden Sea countries have therefore jointly agreed to give high priority to these values.

At the 8th Trilateral Governmental Conference in Stade, a framework for the overall Wadden Sea management was agreed upon. This framework also entails targets for landscape and culture, and in order to enhance the knowledge in this field, a joint project,  making an inventory of the landscape and cultural historic values in the North Sea Region, was decided on.

The project considered the similarities as well the diversity regarding the heritage in the Wadden Sea Region of Denmark, Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and The Netherlands. The project was executed from December 1999 until October 2001 and was co-financed by the EU Interreg IIC North Sea Program.

This is the final report of the common project LANCEWAD, Landscape and Cultural Heritage in the Wadden Sea Region.

After the introduction, an impressive general overview of the natural and cultural history of the whole region is given. The next chapter focuses on cultural landscapes, actually, how landscapes are experienced as a living-and-learning space by individuals and social groups. The perception of landscapes is very much anchored to ones experience so that the values and meanings of landscape elements could be very different among the people and through time periods.

In order to outline typical characteristics of certain areas, the whole Wadden Sea Region was divided into sub-regions. Chapter four describes the details of the historic landscape development as well as the cultural identity. This part is underlined by regional and local maps and, to make it more vivid, by a set of illustrative photos.

Chapter five provides the more technically interested reader with a detailed insight into the used data bases and sources, but it also gives more information of the survey area and the meaning of the mapped elements. Additionally, the elements of the common history in the Wadden Sea Region is depicted on several maps.

An important aim of the project was to contribute to the conservation and management of the landscape and cultural heritage and to spatial planning issues in the Wadden Sea Region. Consequently, the report comes up with targets, visions and strategies regarding sustainable management and use of the heritage. This is elaborated in chapter six, with basic information about the status of conservation and management of the landscape and cultural heritage in the Wadden Sea Region.

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Chapter File name Size
Title 
Preface
1. Introduction
chap1.pdf 240 kb
2. The Wadden Sea Region: 
A Unique Cultural Landscape
chap2.pdf 690 kb
3. Historical and Current Perceptions of the
Landscapes in the Wadden Sea Region
chap3.pdf 320 kb
4. The Wadden Sea Region: Descriptions and 
Characterization of Sub-regions 
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Denmark
chap4.2_DK-1.pdf
chap4.2_DK-2.pdf
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4.3 Schleswig-Holstein chap4.3_SH-1.pdf
chap4.3_SH-2.pdf
790 kb
480 kb
4.4 Lower Saxony chap4.4_LS-1.pdf
chap4.4_LS-2.pdf
chap4.4_LS-3.pdf
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340 kb
4.5 The Netherlands chap4.5_NL-1.pdf
chap4.5_NL-2.pdf
chap4.5_NL-3.pdf
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3700 kb
5. Trilateral Mapping Results
6.
chap5and6.pdf 300 kb
7. Annexes chap7.pdf 370 kb
Cover-back cover-back.pdf 200 kb
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Folded Maps included in the Report    
1. Villages in and near the Marsh in the Danish Wadden Sea Region map01-05-DK.pdf 670 kb
2. Dwelling Mounds in the Danish Wadden Sea Region
3. Dykes and Sluices in the Danish Wadden Sea Region
4. Harbors and Skipper Communities in the Danish Wadden Sea Region
5. The T°nder Marsh in the Danish Wadden Sea Region
6. Buildings in Schleswig-Holstein map06-10-SH.pdf 340 kb
7. Agrarian Buildings in Schleswig-Holstein
8. Dithmarscher Nordermarsch with Village Mounds and Road Villages
9. Ring Dykes in NW-Eiderstedt
10. Hallig Hooge and Langene▀
11. Distribution of Monuments and Historical Buildings in the Elbe-Weser District map11-LS.pdf 1480 kb
12. Distribution of Monuments and Historical Buildings in the Unterweser and Jade District map12-LS.pdf 1280 kb
13. Distribution of Monuments and Historical Buildings in the District of Ostfriesland map13-LS.pdf 1580 kb
14. Dwelling Mounds and its Types in Lower Saxony map14-LS.pdf 3150 kb
15. Agrarian Buildings and its Types in Lower Saxony map15-LS.pdf 4000 kb
16. Geomorphology and Sub-regions of the Wadden Sea Region map16-12Tri..pdf 990 kb
17. Towns, Islands and Rivers in the Wadden Sea Region
18. Dwelling Mounds with Period of Origin in the Wadden Sea Region
19. Dykes and Sluices in the Wadden Sea Region
20. Maritime-related Sites in the Wadden Sea Region
21. Foundation of Villages and Churches in the Wadden Sea Region
22. Protection of Buildings in the Wadden Sea Region
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