Castles of Bellinzona

Castles of Bellinzona

With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive fortress is a source of wonder and amazement.more

Sacred mount Madonna del Sasso

Sacred mount Madonna del Sasso

The sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above Locarno is the most famous place of pilgrimage in the Italian part of Switzerland. It is rooted in the ancient tradition of votive gifts.more

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.more

Old City of Bern

Old City of Bern

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
The capital of Switzerland...more

Castles of Bellinzona

With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive fortress is a source of wonder and amazement.

With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive fortress is a source of wonder and amazement.

Sacred mount Madonna del Sasso

The sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above Locarno is the most famous place of pilgrimage in the Italian part of Switzerland. It is rooted in the ancient tradition of votive gifts.

The sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above Locarno is the most famous place of pilgrimage in the Italian part of Switzerland. It is rooted in the ancient tradition of votive gifts.

Clock Tower

A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.

A visit to the first western city gate (1218–1256) of Bern’s Old Town.

Old City of Bern

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
The capital of Switzerland has many charms. Its quaint old town is framed by the Aare Riverand offers spectacular views of the Alps.

With its 6 km of limestone buildings andmedieval arcades,its Renaissance fountainswith colorful figures,and its beautiful cathedralsurrounded by picturesque rooftops,Bern,founded in 1191, is truly a gem of medievalarchitecture in Europe.

Ten places are on the roster of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Convince yourself of the uniqueness of these places by visiting them.

Thanks to its well-preserved medieval townscape, the Old Town of Bern was entered onto UNESCO’s listing of World Heritage Sites in 1983.