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 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.
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 free guided tours on the theme of "Guests", an information tent with a screen showing the "Film Pearls", a food truck, and a children's choir.
The World Heritage Days 2023 of the Rhaetian Railway 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 with glacier experience in 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.