Region: UNESCO World Heritage Abbey of St Gall, Switzerland
Culture

Protect the important view to the UNESCO World Heritage Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland!

Petition is directed to
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France
829 Supporters
The petition is denied.
  1. Launched June 2018
  2. Collection finished
  3. Filed on 20 Oct 2018
  4. Dialogue
  5. Finished

Protect the important view to the UNESCO World Heritage Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland! The public view to the southern old town and the abbey district with the Gallus relief should not be obstructed and thus destroyed!

Reason

The public view from Berneggstrasse to the south side of the UNESCO World Heritage Abbey District of St. Gallen is unique. Amongst other things the relief with the legend of Gallus and the bear is closest from here, exactly horizontal opposite and can be seen in detail. It was built in 1776 to be read and interpreted from here. Since then, it has always been publicly visible.

For us, this is an important view in the sense of UNESCO World Heritage guidelines. (Art. 104) whc.unesco.org/en/guidelines/ It should be preserved to the public.

The authorities of the city of St. Gallen have issued a building permit directly in front of it. Without our recourse against it, this important view would already be destroyed.

The association World Heritage Stiftsbezirk St. Gallen in our opinion has not seriously examined whether this is an important view.

We therefore ask that the UNESCO World Heritage Center in Paris to check by their independent experts on site if this is an important view, so that the necessary consequences can be drawn from all sides.

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Thank you for your support, Hanspeter Egloff-Lötscher from St. Gallen
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  • Photo: Urs Anderegg, www.sunGallen.ch

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  • Photo: Urs Anderegg, www.sunGallen.ch

    Almost two years of work with impressive encounters, good helpers, encouraging conversations, tests of patience, challenges and valuable support are now coming to an end...

    Unfortunately we have to end the petition unsuccessfully.

    We would like to thank all co-signers warmly!

    Hanspeter and Anita

  • Hanspeter Egloff and Anita Lötscher Egloff
    Felsenstr 18
    9000 St. Gallen
    Switzerland
    hanspeter.egloff@bluewin.ch

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    Madame Mechtild Rössler
    Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    7, place de Fontenoy
    75352 Paris 07 SP
    France

    November 28th, 2019

    Your answer to our petition "Protect the important view to the UNESCO World Heritage Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland!2 (whc.unesco.org/fr/list/268)

    Dear Mrs Rössler

    One year ago, on October 18, 2018, we sent you our petition "Protect the important view to the UNESCO World Heritage Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland!" with 829 signatures. www.openpetition.eu/!gallus

    On November 9, 2018, Mr. Nicolas Mathieu, Secretary General of the Swiss
    UNESCO Commission, Bundesgasse 28, 3003 Bern,... further

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