Andermatt Swiss Alps
AN ATTRACTIVE YEAR-ROUND DESTINATION
Fulfill your dream of a lifetime in Andermatt, a historic Swiss holiday village in the heart of Switzerland. Andermatt Swiss Alps is extending this charming high-alpine village to create a first-rate holiday destination. It offers broad activity and lifestyle pursuits, an array of hotels and apartment houses and chalets for sale:
- high-end and fully furnished properties with all-round service and an optional rental programme
- broad range of recreational and sportive activities
- exemption from the legal regulations that limit the purchase of real estate in Switzerland by international investors (“Lex Koller”)
The first ‘The Chedi Andermatt’ hotel opened its gates in December 2013.
The final construction phase of the resort in Andermatt comprises:
- 42 apartment houses with 490 apartments
- six 4 and 5 star hotels
- 25 exclusive chalets
- a breath-taking 18-hole golf course
- Andermatt-Sedrun ski destination with more than 120 km of slopes
A number of programmes are being created especially to help guests improve their health and well-being. Andermatt is becoming known as a place for healthful food and lifestyle, with unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in invigorating surroundings and for relaxation in a beautiful natural environment.
Andermatt – situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps
Andermatt enjoys excellent accessibility, with convenient national and international transport links. It is located in a prime geographical setting, in the heart of Switzerland and the Alpine region. Andermatt is the only major Swiss ski resort within ten minutes of an Autobahn.
Travel times: Lucerne 1 hour, Zurich 1.5 hours, Milan 2 hours, Munich and Stuttgart 4 hours. In Buochs, 45 minutes from Andermatt, there is also a private airfield. Visitors can make the journey to Andermatt on the Glacier Express. This stunning mountain train route stretches from Zermatt to St. Moritz (via Andermatt).
HISTORY, TRADITION AND LEGENDS
Andermatt is nestled at the foot of the Gotthard Pass, for centuries the main route over the Alps. Here, in the canton of Uri, one of the three founding Swiss cantons from 1291, is the meeting point of four cultural regions, the home of William Tell and a majestic Alpine landscape. Here one can sense the soul of Switzerland.
In 1872 the luxurious Hotel Bellevue opened, and in 1937 the Nätschen-Glütsch skilift began operation, one of the first in Switzerland. Andermatt became a top Swiss tourist destination, visited by Queen Victoria, Goethe and William Tell playwright Friedrich Schiller. Sean Connery was a guest when scenes for the epic James Bond film Goldfinger were shot in Andermatt.
The new Gotthard railway tunnel (1882) and the automobile tunnel (1980) revolutionised north-south Alpine transit. Andermatt lost its historic position as a travel and trade node and took on a more relaxed character. The traditional charm of this village and the beauty of its high-mountain valley enchanted the Egyptian entrepreneur Samih Sawiris, inspiring him to revive Andermatt as one of Switzerland's classic alpine resorts.
ENJOY THE HIGH-ALPINE SUMMER – FAR AWAY FROM HECTIC EVERYDAY LIFE
With its breath-taking mountain backdrop, Andermatt attracts lovers of:
- Nordic walking
- Mountain biking
Around 500 km of hiking trails provide beautiful routes for all levels.
The region is also popular with rock climbers, from beginners to professionals. The nearby mountain lakes provide a perfect setting for romantic picnics or a refreshing lake swim. Adrenalin seekers can take in the dramatic alpine scenery while river rafting.
Andermatt is destined to become a must-visit alpine spot for golfers. An ecologically developed 18-hole golf course, set amongst spectacular scenery, is being built within easy access of the village.
ENCHANTING ANDERMATT – A MAGICAL WINTER WONDERLAND
Thanks to the destination’s high altitude and reliable snow fall, the region is perfect for all kinds of winter sport activities, such as:
- Downhill skiing
- Cross country skiing
- and many more
This beautiful resort has a range of slopes for beginners and experienced snow-sports fans. Ambitious skiers will love Gemsstock (almost 3,000 m above sea level), whilst Nätschen, with its sunny slopes, is perfect for families and casual skiers. There are beautiful snow hiking routes off-piste, and those looking for a real challenge can take on the Göschenen ice climb.
YOUR DREAM HOME IN ANDERMATT
At Andermatt Swiss Alps, residents will have the opportunity to choose contemporary architecture combined with the character of a traditional Swiss mountain village. The references to the historic townscape are evident throughout. Traditional and vernacular materials such as wood, stone and glass create the modern accents of “alpine chic”. Whether for a primary residence or as a holiday destination, a first or second home, Andermatt Swiss Alps is the perfect place to find a balanced lifestyle.
Apartment House Gemse (af Studio, Kairo)
Although inspired by the Swiss mountains and traditional elements, no modern luxury has been spared. The main body of wood panels rests on a massive stone base, which acts as the foundation of the building. The external appearance is reminiscent of traditional Swiss log buildings. Apartment house Gemse offers 19 apartments, ranging from 35 to 265 square metres.
Apartment House Hirsch (Marazzi + Paul Architekten, Zürich)
The tripartite articulation of the façade is inspired by the “Stadel”, a typical building type from neighbouring Goms. The massive stone base is separated from the main part of the building, clad in larch, by a band of glazing. All apartments in the six-storey building feature a stone fireplace and a balcony or garden terrace. Apartment house Hirsch offers 15 apartments, ranging from 91 to 226 square metres.
Apartment House Steinadler (Soliman Zurkirchen Architekten, Zürich)
This apartment house showcases the traditional alpine chalet architecture. All apartments have a spacious living area and dining room with a fireplace and balcony. The open-plan kitchen combines a contemporary style of living with authentic mountain atmosphere. The combination of stone and wood reinforce the traditional chalet feel. Apartment house Steinadler offers 12 apartments, ranging from 86 to 239 square metres.
Apartment House Biber (Marazzi + Paul Architekten, Zürich)
The architecture of apartment house Biber is inspired by the valley of Engadine and nearby Surselva. Using stone and timber from the region, Biber residences will reflect this traditional design. To take advantage of Andermatt’s valley views, windows are strategically placed to allow for the best vistas. Apartment house Biber building offers 22 apartments, ranging from 51 to 100 square metres. All units are fully furnished.