UNESCO World Heritage in Switzerland

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Switzerland: three outstanding natural phenomena and nine great cultural achievements in Switzerland bear the most sought-after emblem of UNESCO. Each of them stands for authenticity, quality and diversity for many generations to come. These values are part of the identity and mentality of the Swiss population.

Conscious travel to these places evokes new and different images of an outstanding and demanding Switzerland, which we share with the global community.

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Monte San Giorgio
On four floors, the great diversity of creatures that populated the sea and its coast in southern Ticino between 247 and 237 million years ago is presented. Thanks ...
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Three Castles of Bellinzona
The medieval castles of Bellinzona – Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro – have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage property since 2000. With ...
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Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps
LAKE DWELLINGS FROM THE BRONZE TO THE NEOLITHIC AGE As human societies started to constitute their first permanent settlements, they strove to strengthen their ...
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Tectonic Arena Sardona
The Glarnerland Visitor Centre, with its two locations in Glarus (in the Nature Centre, train station building) and Elm (in the old school building, Sandgasse 1, ...
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Convent of St John in Müstair
Twelve hundred-years of convent, architectural and art history Convent Museum The convent’s museum is located in the Planta Tower, an over one-thousand-year-old ...
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School excursions
School trips As extracurricular places of learning, the UNESCO World Heritage properties offer exciting, surprising and educational excursions and study weeks ...
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
The Albula Railway Museum in Bergün guides railway enthusiasts and families through the history of the railway in Graubünden. Old railway equipment, films ...
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Abbey of St. Gall
The exhibition The Miracle of Tradition – The Plan of St Gall and Europe in the Early Middle Ages focuses on the unique abundance of early medieval ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site represents one of the most beautiful and precious mountain landscapes on our planet.  This heritage ...
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Attraction
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The nostalgic train ride through the Eiger and the Mönch up to the Jungfraujoch is already an extraordinary experience. Two intermediate stations offer a wonderful ...
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Educational material
The discussion of UNESCO World Heritage in school curricula is an important example for children and young people to engage with our heritage - because we only want ...
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Hikes
Tectonic Arena Sardona
The Tschinglen cable car, the only cable car that takes you right into the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, takes you from June to ...
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Hikes
Tectonic Arena Sardona
The exciting research story can be experienced as a radio play on the hike from Elm to Schwanden. The trail leads from the village centre of Elm near the church ...
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Abbey of St. Gall
St.Gallen Abbey Library is one of the oldest, most important libraries in the world. Its valuable collection of books illustrates the development of European culture ...
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La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
The secrets of time nestled in a magic place: the Château des Monts In the intimate setting of a magnificent 18th century manor, this extensive collection ...
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La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
A fantastic multimedia space dedicated to the Watchmaking town planning. The ideal place to unravel the secrets of this UNESCO-registered site: a multimedia presentation ...
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Our heritage
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
What is your role in this World Heritage Site? Make the Lavaux region known through our wines and services! My husband and I are winegrowers in Grandvaux and ...
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Old City of Bern
What is your role in this World Heritage site? As the judge of the Clock Tower, I have to make sure that the historical clock works continuously and as accurately ...
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