World Heritage sites

In Switzerland, the following sites are currently inscribed as cultural heritage sites on the World Heritage List: the Old City of Berne, the Abbey of St Gall, and the Benedictine Convent of St John in Müstair (all listed in 1983); the three castles, defensive wall and ramparts of the market town of Bellinzona (2000); the cultural landscape of Lavaux, vineyard terraces (2007); the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes (2008); La Chaux-de-Fonds/Le Locle, town planning for clock-making (2009); the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps (2011); and The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier (2016).

In the natural heritage domain come the sites of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch (2001), Monte San Giorgio (2003) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (2008).

The Federal Office for the Environment is the body responsible for matters in the area of natural World Heritage.

Last modification 12.03.2019

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