World Heritage Days 2021

Every year, during the second weekend of June, the World Heritage Sites will open their doors and invite you to discover their secrets, their uniqueness and their extraordinary value. For the first time, the World Heritage Days will also take place online: take part in digital behind-the-scenes experiences of our heritage from the comfort of your own home.


Three Castles of Bellinzona
Main event 12.06.2021

  • activities in the Castles
  • details: spring 2021









Rhaetian Railway Albula / Bernina
12. & 13.06.2021

  • UNESCO World Heritage Pass for any journey on the World Heritage route from Thusis to Tirano at a special price (from CHF 25 for a day pass)
  • Free admission to the Albula Railway Museum in Bergün. Free guided tours of the museum at 10.30 and 13.30 each day
  • Special price for the Theatre on Wheels "Geführte Zeitreisen ins UNESCO Welterbe RhB"
  • Guided day excursion in Italian from Lago di Poschiavo to the famous circular viaduct in Brusio and on across the border to the historic town of Tirano  (only on 13.06.2021)




Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
12. & 13.06.2021

  • Guided hike in the World Heritage property (12.06.2021)
  • Guided tour of the World Nature Forum in Naters (13.06.2021)










Abbey of St. Gall

After a musical prelude at 12.45 with the tower brass band, visitors can find out more about the World Heritage property on individual guided tours.

  • 13.00/14.30: The Abbey District in a different light
  • 13.15/14.45: A look behind the scenes
  • 10.00-16.00: The missing parchment (2-hour riddle fun) for families at a special price
  • 13.00-16.00: Questions about questions - in conversation with experts

The abbey bistro da focacceria is open continuously from 10.00 to 17.00




Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

  • Experience the audio play trail "The Magic Line" from Elm to Schwanden by hiking
  • GeoGuides will be available at the start and finish to provide information
  • There are prizes to be won and refreshments available

All events take place in consideration of the current Covid19 situation and are continuously adapted to the federal regulations. Great importance is attached to protection concepts and hygiene measures.


Impressions of the World Heritage Days




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