Invest In Switzerland’s Best-Kept Secret: Andermatt

In the heights of Switzerland, Andermatt – the Swiss Town exempted from the ‘Lex Koller Law’ which restricts non-Swiss from purchasing second homes.

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Nestled amidst the majestic Swiss Alps in central Switzerland, the village of Andermatt is located a mere two-hour drive away from the bustling city of Zurich. With an enchanting allure spanning across seasons, it offers refreshing summers and snow-laden winters that captivate visitors all year round. This Alpine town prides itself as a truly multicultural haven, seamlessly connected to major national and international transportation networks. Its strategic positioning, surrounded by an impressive network of eight Alpine passes, makes it the perfect launchpad for those in search of a nature-infused haven.

Unlike other areas, Andermatt is a unique project in Switzerland which brings foreign investors to the market as it is exempted from the Swiss Lex Koller law – which usually restricts non-Swiss from buying second homes. In 2022 alone, the number of buyers from Asia choosing Andermatt as their new home increased by 30%, with property prices having risen by over 50% in the last decade.  

Whether you’re seeking thrilling outdoor adventures or simply enjoying peaceful moments amidst breath-taking landscapes, Andermatt offers world-class experiences and a range of cultural and culinary delights. These offerings not only enrich the town’s appeal but also contribute to its overall value as a captivating alpine destination where nature’s grandeur meets modern-day comforts.

Activities all year round: From summer escapes to the ultimate skiing destination

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During the winter months from December to April, Andermatt stands as the ultimate skiing destination. Forming a pivotal part of Switzerland’s largest ski area, the Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis route stretches over 180 kilometres of pistes and features 33 ski lifts winding through mountains that reach heights of 3,000 metres. It is the perfect destination for skiers, snowboarders, and ski touring aficionados.

Throughout the summer season spanning from June to August, Andermatt unspoiled natural magnificence is brought to life by the presence of about 40 mountain lakes that emanate a serene and captivating allure. Home to one of the largest golf courses in the country, Andermatt Golf Course boasts an 18-hole, par 72 championship course, inviting golfers to test their skills against both the elements and breath-taking mountain backdrops. Beyond that, adventure enthusiasts have the opportunity to engage in mountain biking, hiking, and paragliding. Catering to those who relish the outdoors, cycling and even tennis are among the array of options available to indulge in.

For those seeking a serene and majestic experience, the Glacier Express, a scenic train journey which gracefully goes from St. Moritz to Zermatt, offers unparalleled panoramic views of the  captivating landscapes. As a former military base camp, the town’s rich history comes to life through iconic landmarks like the Devil’s Bridge while its cultural vibrancy flourishes within the 650-seat Andermatt Concert Hall, where diverse performances showcase its dynamic heritage.

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A culinary experience like no other in the mountains of Switzerland

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Perched at 2,344 metres above sea level, Andermatt hosts two top-tier restaurants. With MICHELIN-star fine dining and an impressive 15 Gault Millau points, they both offer an unmatched culinary experience against stunning mountain views.

The Japanese by Chedi Andermatt, holds the world’s highest award-winning Japanese restaurant. Run by twin brothers Dominik Sato and Fabio Toffolon, it blends classic Japanese dishes with subtle European influences. You can choose from their “Omakase Kaiseki Menu,” “Shidashi Bento,” and a fantastic selection of sushi and sashimi.

 Discover Markus Neff’s culinary artistry at Gütsch, where classic French haute cuisine meets local inspirations. Enjoy an array of flavours with the standout beef tartar and a superb wine selection. Meanwhile, The Restaurant at The Chedi Andermatt stands out with its four open-concept kitchen studios, enhancing the village’s dining scene. Following the Alpine-Asian theme, the menu creatively combines Swiss/Western and Asian options based on key ingredients for a delightful fusion.

With Sustainability at its core

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Andermatt presents a compelling investment opportunity driven by its strong commitment to sustainability. With its Sustainable label from Switzerland Tourism, Andermatt stands out as a beacon of responsible and eco-friendly practices.

Notably, Andermatt’s sustainable ethos is underpinned by ambitious goals set for 2023, showcasing its dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and enhancing environmental resilience. This strategic focus on sustainability not only aligns with global trends but also positions Andermatt as a forward-thinking and attractive investment destination that values both financial returns and the well-being of its natural surroundings. Moreover, the future holds promising developments, as Andermatt plans to introduce an additional shopping and restaurant street within Andermatt Reuss by the end of 2024, featuring twelve retail and three gastronomy outlets, further enhancing its appeal and investment potential.

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