The benefits at a glance
Andermatt Swiss Alps offers a wide range of residential options at the easy-to-reach, year-round destination of Andermatt. The sustainable planning concept and an uncompromising focus on quality create the ideal conditions for long-term appreciation in value and promise an attractive property investment.
Centrally located Andermatt
The village of Andermatt is situated at an advantageous geographic location in the heart of Switzerland and the centre of the Alpine region. Andermatt has excellent connections to national and international traffic routes. It lies just 10 minutes from the north-south motorway A2.
Certainty and low taxes
Switzerland is traditionally known for its favourable tax climate, with high legal certainty, political reliability, and low tax rates. The canton of Uri and thus Andermatt rank among the leaders with respect to the low tax rate. The top income tax rate in Uri is the second lowest in Switzerland and is nearly one-half of the tax rates in Italy, Germany, France, and the UK. In addition, Uri has no estate or gift taxes. For buyers of properties of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, we would be glad to set up meetings with the cantonal authorities in order to discuss attractive personalised solutions for establishing residency and for taxation.
Special rights for property purchase in Andermatt
In Switzerland, the acquisition of real estate by foreign buyers is severely restricted ("Lex Koller"). However, the Swiss federal government ruled to exempt Andermatt Swiss Alps from this law and to allow foreign buyers to purchase apartments and houses from Andermatt Swiss Alps without special permission or restrictions and to sell them again without any minimum holding periods. In addition, all apartments of Andermatt Swiss Alps are not affected by the Swiss Second Home Law, which restricts the construction of second homes to 20 percent of the number of residences in a village, since the initiative was only submitted after the approval of the master plan (district design plan).
The properties of Andermatt Swiss Alps can be used either as a primary or a secondary residence. In the case of a secondary residence, you as owner have the possibility to rent out your apartment to holiday guests during your absence and thus to generate income. The team at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen will handle all matters relating to the marketing of the property, as well as all services associated with renting to holiday guests. More information about the rental programme.
Owners benefit from attractive discounts at Andermatt Swiss Alps businesses: in hotels and restaurants, at the ski area, at the golf course, and in the shops in Piazza Gottardo. Please contact Customer Services for more information about these offers.
The Customer Services department is available to provide support and assistance to all owners of Andermatt Swiss Alps properties. A variety of services, such as housekeeping, restaurant reservations, and ski-school lessons, can be provided upon request so that you are able to relax and enjoy your holidays at all times.
Andermatt Swiss Alps places great importance on sustainability and quality, which is also reflected in Andermatt Reuss. All buildings have been constructed primarily with raw materials from the region and in strict compliance with Minergie®, the Swiss standard for low-energy houses. All properties are supplied with district heat from the Gotthard Heating Plant in Göschenen, where heat is generated in a CO2-neutral manner using wood chips. Electricity is generated from hydropower stations and wind turbines and is also CO2-neutral. In addition, the underground parking in Andermatt Reuss makes the district car-free.
With the initiative Andermatt Responsible, Andermatt Swiss Alps is moreover committed to ensuring sustainable, climate-friendly tourism in the Andermatt region. The aim is to facilitate tourism operations in a way that preserves resources. This is because it’s the interest of all of us to protect the Swiss mountain environment.
Situated at 1,444 metres above sea level, Andermatt has long drawn holiday guests from around the world. The alpine Ursern Valley offers a diverse range of sport and recreational offerings throughout the year. In addition to hiking, climbing, and cycling, the multiple award-winning, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course is the highlight of summer activities. In winter, the region is assured of snow cover, making it a prime destination for skiing, freeriding, snowshoe hiking, sledding, and much more. 180 kilometres of pistes and 33 lifts climbing as high as 3,000 metres are waiting for you at the modern winter sports destination of Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis.