The European Heritage Project has set itself the task of making its own contribution in this context. In particular, historically unique monuments that shape their region over centuries, but have been neglected over time and are often at the mercy of complete decay, are to be preserved for future generations. With high scientific effort, with tireless patience and last but not least with considerable financial expenditure The European Heritage Project wants to make these monuments again what they always were: For castles, palaces, monasteries, palaces, estates or historic urban ensembles not only reflected the pride of their time and thus stood for the historical self-understanding of the people they were attached to, but were and still are the identification points of the cultural self-location of the people living there today. Giving people access to the “lighthouses” of their ancestors again is not a nostalgic aspect of museum curiosity, but an active contribution to the preservation of historical memory.
This is the aim of The European Heritage Project.Finally, concentrating on the European aspect has nothing to do with local arrogance, but is due above all to the size of the project and the need for a regional focus. However, global ideas such as those of human rights, ethics, democracy, science and research certainly have their origins in the Graeco-Roman school of thought and Christian doctrine, ideas that were intensively discussed in Europe and later received and applied worldwide even if their historical roots are often forgotten. It is therefore the European architectural monuments that accompanied these processes and made them possible either through their design and function or as a result of these processes.Preserving these stone witnesses is therefore also a contribution to the history of global ideas.