Our Heritage

Discover our Heritage: four 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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Our heritage
Switzerland counts 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Some give evidence to the history of the Earth while others are the embodiment of Switzerland, its traditions, ...
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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Alps are at risk! The Alpine space loses its importance as economic territory, the agriculture in mountain areas is weakening and the climate change will bring ...
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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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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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Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps
Lake dwellings from the bronze to the neolithic age A remarkable concentration of pile-dwelling sites has been identified on the shores of Lakes Bienne, Morat ...
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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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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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Panoramic Route
Switzerland may seem small, but it has a wealth of places to visit and sights to see, including 13 World Heritage Sites that can be reached effortlessly on the Swiss ...
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School excursions
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Your class can expect an impressive world of rocks and glaciers, animals and plants, diverse insights into traditional alpine farming and exciting facts about history, ...
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School excursions
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The interactive exhibition at the World Nature Forum in Naters is the gateway to the World Heritage property and offers pupils a comprehensive insight into history, ...
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Abbey of St. Gall
After an introduction to the origins of the abbey of St.Gallen and to medieval book culture in the vaulted cellar and in the abbey library, we will get to know the ...
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Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
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Abbey of St. Gall
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Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
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