UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of those, there are 9 cultural sites, 3 natural sites and 0 mixed sites. Switzerland shares 4 of those sites with other countries.


The World Heritage Sites in Switzerland are:

  • Abbey of St Gall

  • Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair

  • Old City of Berne

    Old City Berne, Switzerland
    The Old City of Berne, federal city of Switzerland and capital of the canton of Berne, is located on the Swiss plateau between the Jura and the Alps.
  • Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona

    Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona, Switzerland
    The Bellinzona site consists of a group of fortifications grouped around the castle of Castelgrande, which stands on a rocky peak looking out over the entire Ticino valley.
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

    Jungfrau, Switzerland
    The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps, containing Europe’s largest glacier and a range of classic glacial features, and provides an outstanding record of the geological processes that formed the High Alps. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Monte San Giorgio

    Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland
    The pyramid-shaped, wooded mountain of Monte San Giorgio beside Lake Lugano is regarded as the best fossil record of marine life from the Triassic Period. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

  • Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

    Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes in Switzerland
    Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes.
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

  • La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning

    La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
    The site of La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle watchmaking town-planning consists of two towns situated close to one another in a remote environment in the Swiss Jura mountains, on land ill-suited to farming. Their planning and buildings reflect watchmakers’ need of rational organization. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps

  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

  • Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Find it on the map

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Google Map
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Google Map

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