Bern mit Sicht auf Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau. Foto: TES.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland

By adopting the convention in 1972, UNESCO tasked itself with preserving cultural and natural sites of exceptional universal value for future generations. More than 1,100 sites are now recognised as world heritage sites. Switzerland was one of the first signatories in 1975.

The Federal Office for the Environment is responsible for the natural sites of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch (2001), Monte San Giorgio (2003), the Swiss Tectonic Area Sardona (2008) and the Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (2021).