Yes and no. There are actually two rights: "Urheberrecht", which basically is only the right to be attributed, and "Nutzungsrecht", usage right, which covers everything else. To confuse things, both are lumped into a corpus of law generally called "Urheberrecht".
The first one can't be transferred. At all. Not even with heritage, since you can't claim you wrote it, when your father wrote it.
However, the whole discussion (and all the controversies) are about the second one, the usage rights.