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Times News: World Heritage site-Moravian settlement gets international support

Bethlehem’s pursuit of World Heritage recognition for the Moravian settlement received a boost Oct. 18 as Michelle Muntefering, deputy minister for international cultural policies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany presented a letter of…

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The Brown and White: Historic Bethlehem’s Mystery and History tour explores spooky sightings

The Mystery and History Tour features stories of unsolved murders, ghostly sightings and eerie premonitions sighted among numerous historic buildings in Bethlehem. Presented by the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, the tour is running throughout the month of October. Currently in…

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DW: German settlement in US applies for World Heritage status

Missionaries from the Moravian Church, one of the oldest Protestant denominations, built the site in the US state of Pennsylvania 280 years ago. They taught equality across racial barriers and promoted education for girls at a time when that was…

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Lehigh Valley Live: Germany official visits Bethlehem for Moravian settlements’ World Heritage List push

Bethlehem’s push to land its historical Moravian settlement on UNESCO’s World Heritage List took a big step on Monday — to be specific, a step spanning 4,000 miles. Mayor Robert Donchez, President of the Bethlehem World Heritage Commission Charlene Donchez Mowers, Vice-Chair of Bethlehem World…

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WLVR: Bethlehem’s bid for World Heritage site boosted by German diplomat’s visit

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem is getting some help from across the Atlantic in its quest to name the city's Moravian Settlements an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Michelle Muntefering, the Deputy Foreign Minister of International Cultural Policies for Germany, presented a…

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WFMZ: Push to get Bethlehem in the international spotlight getting an assist from overseas

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem is getting some help from across the Atlantic in its quest to name the city's Moravian Settlements an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Michelle Muntefering, the Deputy Foreign Minister of International Cultural Policies for Germany, presented a…

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