Intangible Cultural Heritage in Austria

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage is comprised of the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith, that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage.

The intangible cultural heritage consists of five overlapping areas:

This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups, providing them with a sense of identity and continuity.