Switzerland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a beautiful combination of cultural and natural sites highlighting the best of the country. The country boasts an impressive 11 UNESCO Sites, three of them are natural phenomena, such as the Alps, while eight are areas of cultural significance. Each of them stands for authenticity and diversity for many generations to come. You can learn more about Switzerland's most impressive UNESCO Sites by clicking here.
Geneva - Montreux : 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.
Montreux - Interlaken: 1 hr. 40 mins. approx.
Interlaken - Lucerne: 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.
Lucerne - Zurich Airport: 50 mins. approx.
Italy boasts the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. With 51 designated cultural and natural landmarks, it makes up over 5% of UNESCO’s global list. From Dolomites and historic centers of Florence and Rome to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, the Italian sites are ideal travel destinations for anyone seeking out history, art, and culture.
With over 2,000 years of history, France boasts more than 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and has the fourth largest number of historical sites in the world after Italy, China, and Spain. The UNESCO-listed sites take a variety of forms including historic towns, palaces, castles, religious buildings, forts, canals, and landscapes. These sites can be found spread all across France, so wherever you go, you won’t be far away from one of them.
Western civilization was born in Greece over 4,000 years ago. It therefore comes as no surprise that this ancient land is home to 18 amazingly unique UNESCO Sites to visit. From Bronze Age citadels and the sacred Acropolis of Athens (on which stands the Parthenon, chosen by UNESCO as its official emblem), to Byzantine monasteries and Venetian fortresses, Greece’s ongoing efforts to protect and curate its sites and monuments is testament to the tireless work of archaeologists, conservators and heritage managers across the country.
Spain has the third most UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country in the world. From Iberian Peninsula’s most antique villages and old towns to cobblestoned Romanesque streets and breathtaking architecture, there are 48 impressive UNESCO sites to visit in Spain. Countless cultures have passed through this country leaving their incredible influences and making Spain a cultural paradise.
With a rich history that started around 400,000 years ago, Portugal is culturally and historically abundant with numerous monuments and landmarks to explore, along with 17 alluring UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From monuments to natural heritage, Portugal is a unique place to visit and one of the top destinations in Europe for a culture-filled trip.
Known for having some of the best skiing in Europe, many visitors come to Austria for its fantastic ski resorts. The country is home to the Alps mountains with a highest peak reaching 12,461 ft above sea level, great for so many activities when it comes to outdoor adventures. In spite of this, there are a lot of other fanatic sites and cultural opportunities in Austria, many of which you can discover by visiting the UNESCO Sites of Austria. These sites are a perfect introduction to the country’s diverse history, magnificent landscapes, and wonderful cities.