Monument Protection and Zoning in Germany: Regulations and Public Support From an International Perspective
University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions No. 40
Restrictions on new constructions and modernizations occur in almost all countries and numerous regulations apply in Germany. This article outlines regulations regarding the protection of historical buildings, restoration law and preservation statutes and describes compensatory subsidies available in the form of tax benefits and/or grants. The article evaluates German regulations and public supports available for monument protection and modernization from an international perspective.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Monument protection, zoning, Modernization, real estate, regulations, Germany, historical preservation
JEL Classification: L85, R31, R33, R52
Date posted: May 26, 2011