Switzerland and its cultural heritage

The awareness of our society and our belonging is based on a common cultural heritage. We have consciously and unconsciously embraced this heritage since childhood: through our surroundings, traditions, art, buildings, landscapes, food and crafts.

This diversity is a great opportunity and the boundaries between the different areas of cultural heritage are fluid.

Our cultural heritage not only shapes the identity of the individual, but is also an important anchor for our society. It often shapes and surrounds us unnoticed and seems to be present as a matter of course. It is a collective task to recognize, name and communicate the value and significance of cultural heritage for the community today. Society also has a permanent duty to find a way of dealing with cultural heritage that leaves room for evolution for future generations.

Wikimedia Switzerland is an official partner of Cultural Heritage 2018.

For more information on the project, please visit the Kulturerbe2018.ch page!