Educational material

The World Heritage as a learning space

The discussion of UNESCO World Heritage in the school curriculum forms an important basis for children and young people to come to terms with our heritage - because people only want to protect what they know.

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 to the fact that World Heritage properties continue to amaze us. Throughout Switzerland, four natural and nine cultural assets have been designated on the UNESCO World Heritage List. As unique as each site is in itself, it has one thing in common: the universal value it shares with the world community.

Our descendants are the protagonists of the future, which is why education and awareness of natural and cultural heritage are crucial. This not only promotes awareness of all our heritage, but at the same time enables mutual respect, dialogue and exchange between cultures.

  • Teaching materials: A compilation of teaching materials on the UNESCO World Heritage.

  • School trips and project weeks: As extracurricular places of learning, UNESCO World Heritage properties offer exciting, surprising and educational excursions and project weeks to what are probably Switzerland's most unique sites.

  • Explanatory videos: Simply illustrated videos present the most important information about the UNESCO World Heritage in Switzerland in an understandable way. 

  • Colouring fun: Three unique colouring templates bring little colouring friends closer to the World Heritage in an understandable way.

  • Newsletter (in German only): Receive information at regular intervals about current events, special offers and training opportunities at the World Heritage.