Every year, during the second weekend of June, the World Heritage properties open their doors and invite you to discover their secrets, their uniqueness and their extraordinary value.
Anyone who wants to learn more about World Heritage in Switzerland should mark the weekend of 10th and 11th of June 2023 in their agenda and set off on the traces of our heritage. The World Heritage Days offer unique insights into Switzerland's diverse natural and cultural treasures and allow views that are otherwise often hidden from visitors.
The World Heritage Days 2023 of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) will be held this year together with Historic RhB in the Albula railway valley, in Bergün. They plan a festival area in and around the UNESCO World Heritage Visitor Centre Railway Museum Albula in Bergün, free admission and free guided tours at it, as well as historic train tours through the Albula railway valley.
On Saturday 10th June, you can take a guided hike free of charge on the Aletsch glacier , part of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. On Sunday 11th June, you can get to know the UNESCO World Heritage property with a guided tour at the World Nature Forum in Naters.
On Saturday, 10 June at the Pizol/Pardiel, the Tectonic Arena Sardona is planning a supervised stand at the farmers' market, games for children, short excursions with geoguides and short lectures. On 10 and 11 June, there will be a supervised World Heritage stand at the Mineral Exhibition in Landquart.
On 11 June 2023, the Abbey of St. Gall will not only celebrate the World Heritage Days, but also its 40th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage property. You can look forward to various exclusive free guided tours on the theme of "Guests", an information tent with a screen showing the "Film Pearls", a food truck, a children's choir and much more.
On the 11th of June 2023, the Convent of St. John in Müstair will not only celebrate its 40th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage property but also the World Heritage Days! You can take part in various free guided tours, get to know the World Heritage with your family through playful activities (sgraffito, dice, painting workshop), learn more about local products (Biosfera) or hand weaving (Tessanda) and enjoy local delicacies. The day will end with a cello and clarinet concert.