Parks of national significance

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

A1 Wankdorf dir. Thun

A1 Wankdorf dir. Thun

A1 Neufeld - Wankdorf

A1 Neufeld - Wankdorf

Bern

Bern

Kirchenfeld

Kirchenfeld

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

A1 Wankdorf dir. Grauholz

A1 Wankdorf dir. Grauholz

A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

Bärecam

Bärecam

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

Bern - Sky View 1

Bern - Sky View 1

Schloss Bümpliz, CH-3018 Bern

Schloss Bümpliz, CH-3018 Bern

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

Parks of national significance help enhance and maintain natural habitats and particularly beautiful landscapes. At the same time, the parks favour sustainable economical development in the various regions, in particular in the field of tourism – as well as conveying the beauty of nature.

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Since 1st December 2007 legal guidelines are in force concerning the creation of parks of national significance. The confederation (federal environmental department) promotes the emergence and operation of parks through the assignment of financial aid and park label. The initiative on behalf of the public for the creation of parks is thus no longer in act. The18 parks in operation or planned cover a 610,900 hectare-area, respectively 6,109 square kilometers, corresponding to 14.8% of Switzerland’s surface.

The parks can be divided into three categories:
  • National parks
  • Regional Nature Parks
  • Natural Adventure Parks

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