While its neighbours Germany, Norway and Sweden all have a topic, Denmark is still missing - so let's start one! 🇩🇰
And I'm starting with a question. I am doing some research about Denmark's sites because, after sadly but definitely having dismissed Mongolia as my destination for this year, I am turning to an "all-Denmark" tour. So, I was browsing all inscribed, tentative and formerly tentative sites, and additionally I came upon this page
(in Danish, at 19th Oct 2020) of the Danish Ministry of Culture about the tentative list. The English version
seems different and with less information, and last updated on 4th Feb 2019. The UNESCO website
shows 31st Jan 2019 as the last revision of Denmark's tentative list, as does the last official document
on the topic.
Confronting the lists, it seems that Arbejderbevægelsens forenings- og forsamlingsbygninger
"buildings for assemblies and unions of workers' movements" (29 Jan 2020) and Møns klint
"Møn's cliff" (20 Nov 2019) have been added (regarding the former: er optaget på den danske tentativliste
). These sites are not former tentative sites. So, are they soon to be added to the T-List, and/or can they considered to be pending?
The cliffs are already famous, a sort of cousin to the already inscribed Stevns klint. Does this make it less considerable?
The buildings of the workers' movement are located in Copenhagen and, apart from generic "folkets huse
" n Denmark and all over the world, the site seems to be centered around the Arbejdermuseum
, which is said to be promoting it and working (... sorry) since 2008 (!) on the identification of buildings of interest for a transnational, serial nomination. The assembly hall in Copenhagen is apparently the oldest of its kind in Europe and the second oldest in the world. But I do not read anything more precise. I really cannot judge it: I feel it could be too stretched (too immaterial) and, while representing an undoubtedly important piece of (not only European) history, it could also be deemed too political. Anyway, I'll see if I will manage to visit the museum, if nothing else, just out of curiousity...