Monuments

Bern,Old City. Photo: TES.

Swiss World Heritage

The Swiss World Heritage sites of UNESCO. The year of recognition is mentioned between brackets.

Bellinzona’s impressive medieval castles Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro are among the best surviving examples of medieval military fortification (2000).

The medieval centre of Berne bears witness to the ambitions of the once most powerful canton (1983).

La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle are the result of innovative town planning in the service of the watch making industry and made possible by the devastating fire van 1794 (2009).

The Lavaux cultural landscape consists of terrasses of fourteen wine producing villages (2007).

Monte San Giorgio’s rocks and fossils show the subtropical world of long ago (2010).

The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch region represent spectacular mountain landscapes, valleys and the largest glaciated area in the Alps (2007).

The abbey of St. Gall and the abbey library (1983).

The Tectonic Arena Sardona and the coming into being of the Alps (2008).

The Benedictine monastery St. Müstair was founded by Charlemagne after his successful conquest of northern-Italy in the 8th century (1983)..

The pile-dwelling settlements between 5000 and 500 B.C. (2011).

Two of the seventeen recognised buildings by Le Corbusier: La Petite maison au bord du lac Léman in Corseaux and l’Immeuble Clarté in Geneva (2016).

The Engiadina Val Müstair (2010), a mountain valley, the Swiss National Park, and the Biosphere Reserve (2001).

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