European Thermal Heritage Day 2020

EHTTA's third European Thermal Heritage Day, hosted by Baden-Baden, took place online on 16th October 2020, on the theme of "Thermal Architecture"

Thermal Architecture” – Programme

Global moderator: Simone Zagrodnik, Executive Director, EHTTA

Opening speeches

Margret Mergen, Lord Mayor of Baden-Baden
José Manuel Baltar Blanco, EHTTA President
Prof. Dr. Claus Wolf, Head of State Office for Cultural Heritage Baden-Württemberg
Dr. Birgitta Ringbeck, Member of Board of Directors, European Institute of Cultural Routes and Chair of the Governing Board, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (Council of Europe)
Christian Biever, President, European Institute of Cultural Routes (Council of Europe)

Presentations on Thermal Architecture in Europe

“Thermal Architecture” – Mario Crecente, Vice President, EHTTA Scientific Committee
“The outstanding architecture of the Great Spas of Europe” – Paul Simons, Secretary General of the Great Spas of Europe World Heritage Site Candidature
“Thermal Architecture of Baden-Baden” – Dr. Andreas Förderer, World Heritage and Tourism expert at Karlsruhe Chamber of Commerce
Roundtable “Managing Thermal Architecture and generating community support”, moderated by Prof. Dr. Jörg Haspel (President ICOMOS Germany)


Anke Matthys, GSE WHS Site Manager, Vichy (France)
Lucie Sochorková, GSE WHS Site Manager Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
Lisa Poetschki, Head of Department of World Heritage Nomination and Urban Design Baden-Baden (Germany)
Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele, Chairperson, Friends of the Lichtentaler Allee – Initiative World Cultural Heritage – e.V., Baden-Baden (Germany)
Anna Baker, Project Director, Cleveland Pools, Bath (UK)

Questions from the audience

Digital Walking Tour of the “Thermal Architecture” of Baden-Baden

Final discussion and closing summary

Click here to watch a recording of the whole event.