Events

World Heritage Days 2024

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. 

The motto "You only want to protect what you know" aptly summarises the purpose of the World Heritage Days. It is important that the local population is aware of the significance and value of the World Heritage properties, because only then can they actively campaign for their protection and preservation. Special programmes and open doors create the opportunity for people to experience and understand their World Heritage properties at first hand. This not only raises awareness of cultural heritage, but also promotes pride and identification with one's own region. Together, we are laying the foundations to ensure that these unique sites are preserved for future generations.

Anyone who wants to learn more about World Heritage in Switzerland should mark the weekend of 8th and 9th of June 2024 in their agenda and set off on the traces of our heritage. The 8th edition of the World Heritage Days offers unique insights into Switzerland's diverse natural and cultural treasures and allows views that are otherwise often hidden from visitors.

Special programmes at the following World Heritage properties