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Grindelwald and Unesco

After 20 years of working together, Grindelwald and UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch are taking the next step. The cooperation will be strengthened on 3 levels.

In 2001, the area around the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and the Great Aletsch Glacier received the
Aletsch Glacier received the designation of Natural Heritage. In 2001, 23 local communities, including Grindelwald as the sponsor of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site, founded the Charter of the Konkordiaplatz and thereby committed themselves to promoting sustainable regional development within their community boundaries.

After 20 years of working together, Grindelwald and the UNESCO
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch are taking the next step. Cooperation will be strengthened on 3

Through the cooperation with UNESCO, we have been able to launch four different themed trails. These deal, for example, with the importance of water, local food production, natural hazards and climate change.

Unesco themed trails digital

We have launched four different theme trails - click on the respective link to access the digital start of the hikes (only in german): 

  1. Klimawandel hautnah
  2. Pioniere im Wandel
  3. Unterwegs im Wasserschloss Europas
  4. Die Natur als vergängliche Ressource

UNESCO themed trails guided

For more information on the guided tours, you can check here or contact Outdoor directly ( or +41 33 854 12 99).

Creating awareness

All service providers in Grindelwald may use the World Heritage logo in full logo in its entirety and use it in their communication. This will consciously that Grindelwald, its inhabitants and its guests are in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Education for sustainable development with schools

Together with SAJA, Grindelwald Tourism welcomes around ten school classes from all over Switzerland every year. Embedded in the curriculum and within the education for sustainable development, the young people are introduced to the natural treasures of the valley.  Complex topics such as tourism, climate change, agriculture, biodiversity and regional value creation are thus professionally communicated. This is a commitment to young people and education, and at the same time it shows them the beauty of the the beauty of the Swiss mountain world and is thus a recommendation for future holidays in their own country.

To the education offer

UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

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