UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Since 1972, UNESCO has been honouring cultural and natural treasures across the world, to ensure they can be enjoyed for future generations to come. Graubünden has three UNESCO world heritage sites: the Monastery of St. John in Müstair, the Albula and Bernina lines of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) and the Sardona Tectonic Arena.

Unique in Switzerland.

Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in One Canton

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UNESCO-Welterbe Kloster St. Johann, Müstair (Foto: Anita Brechbühl)
Monastery of St. Johann in Müstair

Devotion, contemplation and help is a 1200 year old statement characterising the life of a monk living in a Benedictine Monastery. Visit the monastery museum for a unique insight into this unique lifestyle.

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Lago Bianco (©Max Galli)
Albula and Bernina Lines of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB)

The Albula and Bernina lines of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) have been UNESCO World Heritage sites since 2008. The railway lines are a feat of engineering, blending harmoniously into the landscape.

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tektonikarena sardona flims laax falera
Sardona Tectonic Arena

Striking jagged peaks and sharp lines, the Tschingelhörner above Flims Laax forms a particularly attractive part of the Sardona Tectonic Arena and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2008.


UNESCO World Heritage

Certain cultural and natural properties are of outstanding universal value and must be placed under protection because of their significance for all humankind. These properties are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With its adoption in 1972, UNESCO gave itself the mandate to preserve cultural and natural properties of outstanding universal value for future generations.