UNESCO World Heritage Days — Swiss Alps Jungfrau Aletsch
Every year, on the second weekend of June, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites will open their doors and invite you to discover their secrets, their uniqueness, and their extraordinary value. With the exception of 2020, when this event had to be cancelled, more than 30,000 visitors each year are enchanted by the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to the main event, which will take place in Bellinzona this year, local events will be held simultaneously at other UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Switzerland. Find out more about the program of the Swiss World Heritage Days at the individual World Heritage sites in Switzerland at their central website.
One of the participating regions is the “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch” World Heritage Area, which protects one of the world’s most spectacular mountain landscapes and is home to towering massifs, unspoiled valleys, and the largest glaciated area in the Alps. It covers a wide range of habitats, from Mediterranean-style steppe to bare rocky mountaintops, and also reveals a long and fascinating human history.
On Saturday, there will be a free, guided hike with glacier experience on Riederalp and on Sunday, there will be a free guided tour of the most modern museum of the Alps, the World Nature Forum in Naters. The number of participants is limited and registration is required. Entry to the World Nature Forum will be free on both days; advance registration is necessary at https://jungfraualetsch.ch/welterbetage-2022-exkursion/ (Saturday) or https://jungfraualetsch.ch/welterbetage-2022-fuehrung-durch-das-wnf/ (Sunday).