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Monument Protection and Zoning in Germany: Regulations and Public Support From an International Perspective

Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions No. 40

24 Pages Posted: 26 May 2011  

Wolfgang Maennig

Universit├Ąt Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Date Written: April 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Monument protection, zoning, Modernization, real estate, regulations, Germany, historical preservation

JEL Classification: L85, R31, R33, R52

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Maennig, Wolfgang, Monument Protection and Zoning in Germany: Regulations and Public Support From an International Perspective (April 2011). Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions No. 40. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1845423 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1845423

Wolfgang Maennig (Contact Author)

Universit├Ąt Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

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