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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Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  08. – 09.06.2024
The UNESCO World Heritage properties in Switzerland open their doors and invite you into the world of our Heritage with unique experiences!  Would you ...
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Holy Week Processions in Mendrisio
Casa Croci, a small 19th-century architectural gem, house the Museo del Trasparente of Mendrisio (Illuminated Paintings Museum). This will be the first exhibition ...
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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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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 World Heritage site: a multimedia ...
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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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Fortress 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 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
In 1983, the Abbey Library, together with the entire Abbey District of St. Gall, was inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List. This was followed in 2017 by ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
This offer is available in German only. Das Bildersachbuch «Du bist nicht allein, kleiner Aletschfloh» und die kostenlose BNE-Lernlandschaft nähren ...
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Events
Holy Week Processions in Mendrisio
  28. – 29.03.2024
Processions of the Holy Week and "Trasparenti": guided tour on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday During the Easter period the streets of Mendrisio's ...
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Education
World Heritage properties are among the most important contemporary testimonies on the planet. Many legacies are due to our ancestors. But nature has also contributed ...
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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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Nature, Environment and Technology
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
The Pro Natura Centre Aletsch in Villa Cassel is located on Riederfurka in the middle of the magnificent mountain landscape around the Aletsch Forest nature reserve ...
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Nature, Environment and Technology
A total of 13 natural and cultural sites are part UNESCO World Heritage in Switzerland. But what is a World Heritage property? What distinguishes a UNESCO World ...
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