Berlin techno officially added to UNESCO cultural heritage list

A couple dance on top of a truck blaring techno music to thousands of ravers July 12, 2003 at the annual Loveparade in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Techno in Berlin has been officially added to the UNESCO cultural heritage list following a campaign to protect its status.

The inclusion of the music genre in the heritage list comes after a collective of DJs, festival organisers and fans campaigned to have the security of the city’s techno scene after fearing the culture wouldn’t survive without it being added to the list.

As of yesterday (March 13), Berlin Techno has been added to the list of iIntangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Germany. It joins five other entries (including mountaineering, fruit wine, and a Bavarian parade named Kirchseeoner Perchtenlauf) that have also been added as well.

Rave The Planet – a non-profit based in Berlin, dedicated to the art, culture, and love for electronic music – took to their official Facebook account to celebrate the addition of Techno into the UNESCO list.

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