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Power and splendour

This year the European Heritage Days in Switzerland take place on the 9th and 10th of September. The theme, «Power and splendour», invites visitors to explore the castles, monasteries, chateaus, villas and government buildings of Switzerland. We will explore how power manifests itself in built and intangible cultural heritage, how expressions of power and splendour have changed over the centuries and look at the people behind these monumental works.

This site features 27 representative events from our programme. To see the full programme with events in over 330 locations throughout all of Switzerland, please visit:


Future themes:

Theme for 2018: Switzerland visits Switzerland (Year of Cultural Heritage)
Date: 15-16 September 2018

Theme for 2019: Colours
Date: 14-15 September 2019

Past themes:

Theme for 2016: Oasis
Date: 10-11 September 2016

Theme for 2015: Exchange - Influence
Date: 11-12 September 2015

Theme for 2014: At the table
Date: 13-14 September 2014

Theme for 2013: Fire light energy
Date: 7-8 September 2013

Theme for 2012: Stone and Concrete
Date: 8-9 September 2012