Thuringian State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology

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Thuringian State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology

State level state
position Historic monuments authority
Supervisory authority Thuringian State Chancellery
founding 1991 as State Office for Monument Preservation and State Office for Archeology
Headquarters Weimar
Authority management Sven Ostritz
Servants approx. 50 (2010)
Budget volume EUR 3.5-4 million (2018)
Web presence
Former artillery barracks on the Petersberg in Erfurt , seat of the state conservator and the building and art monument preservation
Museum of Prehistory and Early History in Weimar, seat of the President and the Department of Archaeological Monument Preservation

The Thuringian State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology , abbreviated TLDA, is the central monument authority in Thuringia with offices in Erfurt and Weimar . The prehistorian Sven Ostritz has been president since 2006 , and the state curator since 2009 has been the graduate restorer Holger Reinhardt .


After the founding of the state of Thuringia , a state advice center for “monument preservation and homeland protection” was founded in 1922. It was initially assigned to the Weimar Ministry of the Interior, from 1923 to the Ministry of Education and was based in the Weimar Marstall building . In 1933, Reich Governor Fritz Sauckel founded a “State Office for Monument Preservation and Homeland Protection” as a separate authority.

During the GDR era, the “Erfurt Office” of the central institute for monument preservation in Berlin had existed since 1963 and was responsible for the three Thuringian districts of Erfurt, Gera and Suhl. From 1952 to 1963 the "Arbeitsstelle Halle (Saale)" took over this task.

After the re-establishment of the Free State of Thuringia, a monument authority based in Erfurt was established in 1991 on the basis of the Thuringian Monument Protection Act and assigned to the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture as the highest monument protection authority. In 2006 there was a merger with the Weimar State Office for Archeology.


Today the State Office is structured as follows:

Building and Art Monument Preservation (Erfurt)

The Erfurt office emerged from the former State Office for Monument Preservation. It is responsible for the preservation of buildings and art monuments in Thuringia and is managed by the state curator. Their location is the former artillery barracks / barracks B and the Neue Hauptwache of the Petersberg Citadel . The following areas belong to it:

  • State Conservator's Office
  • Monument registration
  • Practical monument preservation
  • Urban preservation of monuments
  • Garden monument maintenance
  • Building research

Archaeological Monument Preservation (Weimar)

The Weimar office emerged from the former State Office for Archeology and is located at Humboldtstrasse 11 in Weimar. It includes the Museum of Prehistory and Early History of Thuringia in Weimar and the Steinsburg Museum in Römhild . There are the following areas:

  • Soil monument preservation with five area departments and the department prospecting / monument book
  • Archaeological sciences with the areas of restoration, archaeometry / laboratory, paleoanthropology , archaeoinformatics and numismatics
  • Museum / collections / documentation with the subject areas of museum education, scientific collection, information / documentation, library, drawing studio and photo laboratory

Authority management: State curator

On June 26, 1992, Prime Minister Bernhard Vogel (CDU) ordered the person who heads the State Office to be designated “State Conservator”. This title has a certain tradition, because the term conservator was also in use in various "predecessor states": Friedrich Klopfleisch was a conservator in the Grand Duchy of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach from 1863 to 1884 , Paul Lehfeldt was "Conservator of the Thuringian Governments" from 1884 to 1900, by which various small states in Thuringia are meant. However, there were also other designations for this position Fritz Koch, for example, held the title of “Government Council for Monument Preservation and Heritage Protection” in the state of Thuringia from 1922 to 1930 .

The following people have been in charge of the authorities since 1990:


The Thuringian State Office has repeatedly been accused of a lack of commitment and negligence in providing “professional advice and care for the sovereign monument protection” ( Section 1, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the Thuringian Monument Protection Act). Among other things, it could not prevent the following cultural monuments from being demolished.

Also at risk are:

  • since 1997: The baroque Rathsfeld Castle , completed in 1698 , former hunting lodge of the Counts of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt , which was sold by the Free State in 1997 to a private person, has since fallen into disrepair and was removed from the list of monuments in 2012 after damage from vandalism and arson.
  • since 2006: The already mentioned 874 and very important for the Thuringian State History Castle Tonna , former seat of. Counts of Tonna , which in 2007 was also sold by the State to a private individual and has since forfeited.
  • since 2012: The mansard roof of the Erfurt Defense Barracks , built in 1912

See also

Web links


  • Willi Oberkrome: "German home": national conception and regional practice of nature conservation. Ferdinand Schöningh Paderborn 2004, ISBN 3-506-71693-X .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Heinz Stade: An encounter with the new state curator. In: Thuringian General Erfurt. April 20, 2010.
  2. Sibylle Göbel 2018.
  3. Prime Minister Jochen Vogel (CDU) had with arrangement of 26 June 1992 the term public curator as the official name for the head of the State Office for Monument Preservation set
  4. Compare GVBl. 1992 p. 353 ( digitized version ).
  5. Sabine Wagner: Preservationists - Callers in the desert? In: Ostthüringer Zeitung. February 5, 2000.
  7. Karsten Jauch: A new conservator for Thuringia. In: Thuringian General. Features section. March 12, 2010, p. 4 and Heinz Stade: On a restless journey. An encounter with Thuringia's new state curator Holger Reinhardt. In: Thuringian General. Features section. April 20, 2010, p. 4. ( ; accessed on April 29, 2016)
  8. ^ Letter from lawyer Johannes Wasmuth to the Minister of Culture Jens Goebel, Munich, November 10, 2007.
  9. ^ Petition from Elmar Nolte to the Petitions Committee of the Thuringian Parliament, Erfurt, October 24, 2007, AZ E-944/07
  10. Vera Dähnert: Winter Palace: Its demolition is approaching. In: Thuringian General. Gotha, September 13, 2006.
  11. Oliver Bauer: Mohrenabriss draws circles. In: Thuringian regional newspaper. Gotha, September 27, 2007.
  12. Mark Escherich: Urban self-images and structural representation. Architecture and urban development in Erfurt 1918–1933 . Lukas-Verlag, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86732-062-7 , pp. 259-265.
  13. Vera Dähnert: North Bathing Entrance: Dispute over demolition. In: Thuringian General. Erfurt, April 15, 2008.
  14. Dankwart Guratsch: A prefabricated building is supposed to disfigure Altenburg's market square. In: The world . Berlin, January 2, 2010.
  15. Alexander Cammann: House-to-house fighting in Thuringia. In: The time . Hamburg, August 2, 2010.
  16. ^ Mathias Grünzig: Baroque under the pickaxe. City destruction at state expense. In the Thuringian city of Altenburg, people do tabula rasa. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . Frankfurt, May 30, 2012.
  17. ^ Anja Siegesmund: Altenburg / Erfurt: visit to the state curator., Erfurt, September 20, 2010.
  18. Wolfgang Hirsch: An Altenburger Kulturstadt demolition. In: Thuringian regional newspaper . Erfurt, April 21, 2012.
  19. Petra Löwe: The baroque facade in Altenburg is being torn down. In: Ostthüringer Zeitung . Altenburg, March 13, 2012.
  20. ^ Sascha Willms, Birgit Schellbach: Thuringian cultural monument in Eisenach is being demolished. In: Thuringian General. Eisenach, January 22, 2014.
  21. Eva Gebhardt: Signs point to demolition. Suhl, May 31, 2012.
  22. Michael Keller: The oldest known house in Gotha is irredeemably lost. In: Thuringian General. Gotha, February 20, 2014.
  23. Birgit Schellbach: Demolition of the oldest semi-detached house in Gotha has begun. In: Thuringian General. Gotha, May 27, 2014.
  24. Axel Eger: Barrier-free apartments are being built in Brühl in Gotha. In: Thuringian General. Gotha, November 28, 2013.
  25. ^ Matthias Thüsing: Marathon goal will be torn down first. In: Thuringian General. November 7, 2014.
  26. ^ Anne Martin: Investor wants to tear down Kartäusermühle in Erfurt. In: Thuringian General. Erfurt, October 25, 2011.
  27. mill demolition "devastating". In: Thuringian General. October 27, 2014.
  28. Carthusian mill is now being demolished. In: Thüringische Landeszeitung. December 9, 2015.
  30. ^ Peter Riecke: Offers for seniors. In: Thuringian General. Gotha, October 17, 2014.
  31. Wieland Fischer: The rescue band for the Kavaliershaus in Gotha comes too late. In: Thuringian General. and Thüringische Landeszeitung. Gotha, May 17, 2017 (

Coordinates: 50 ° 58 ′ 31 ″  N , 11 ° 19 ′ 34 ″  E