Location of World Heritage Sites within Switzerland. The green dots indicate the pile dwellings
sites, 56 in total.
This is a list of World Heritage Sites in Switzerland with properties of cultural and natural heritage in Switzerland as inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List or as on the country's tentative list. Switzerland accepted the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on 17 September 1975, after which it could nominate properties on their territory to be considered for the World Heritage List.
As of 2019, there are twelve properties in Switzerland inscribed on the World Heritage List, nine cultural and three natural sites. The first three were added to the list in 1983 and the latest in 2019. In addition, there are two sites on the tentative list.
World Heritage Sites
UNESCO lists sites under ten criteria; each entry must meet at least one of the criteria. Criteria i through vi are cultural, whereas vii through x are natural.
* Transnational site
In addition to the sites inscribed on the World Heritage list, member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that they may consider for nomination. Nominations for the World Heritage list are only accepted if the site has previously been listed on the tentative list. As of 2019, Switzerland had two such sites on its tentative list.