Switzerland/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.5 Architecture and spatial planning

Federal Act of 1 July 1966 on Nature and Cultural Heritage (NHG)

This Act specifies the areas of responsibility (preserving, protecting  and promoting the conservation and maintenance of native scenery and localities of interest, historical sites as well as natural and cultural monuments; supporting cantons and relevant organisations; promote teaching and research)

Decree of 16 January 1991 on Nature and Heritage Conservation (NHV)

Corresponding decree


Chapter published: 13-11-2014


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