AdvantagesPurchasing property in Andermatt
Andermatt Swiss Alps offers a number of advantages for investors: High-quality properties in Switzerland in a unique mountain setting make value appreciation possible.
With the Concert Hall and the variety of gourmet restaurants, Andermatt is a cultural and culinary centre in the Alps. The largest ski resort in the heart of Switzerland, which has something to offer both freeriders and families on holiday, as well as the golf course make Andermatt an unmatched outdoor destination.
The benefits.At a glance
Located in the Urseren Valley in the canton of Uri, Andermatt is a year-round destination that is easy to reach. It offers a number of advantages.
- Highest quality
High standards and a sustainable planning concept ensure that properties will grow in value over the long term.
- Ideal location
Easy-to-reach destination, many days of sunshine and highly assured snow cover.
Community-building brings locals and guests together.
Makes it possible for property owners to earn extra income without limiting use.
- No limitations
Foreign investors can purchase property without statutory limitations.
- Low taxes
Low income taxes, no inheritance or gift taxes.
- Special terms
Owners benefit from discounts and special offers.
- Strong partnerships
Mutual trust thanks to partners in development, sustainability and mobility.
Highest quality. Prime Alpine Destination
The vision of Andermatt Swiss Alps is to be the Prime Alpine Destination. Uncompromising quality for long-term value appreciation and an attractive property investment are priorities for us. We are committed to high building standards for our properties and infrastructure and a sustainable planning concept.
Ideal location. Central and sunny
Andermatt is centrally located in the Swiss Alps and can easily be reached by train, car or plane from all directions. Owing to its location, the destination is extremely sunny, often free of fog and nevertheless assured of snow in winter.
Community.Become a part of it in Andermatt
We don't just build properties, we also invest in our community: We actively create networks between locals, owners of second homes, guests, workers and employers. That way, we’re boosting the attractiveness of the destination and bringing the Andermatt population closer together. Get to know us!
- 1,55 billionInvestments in properties and tourism infrastructure by the end of 2022
- 1 investorSamih Sawiris and Orascom Development Holding
Letting. We take care of it
Andermatt Swiss Alps offers an all-in-one package for renting out your property. As owner, you won’t have any restrictions on use if you place your apartment in the rental programme.
Rent out your second home
With no added effort, you’ll generate additional income and make a contribution toward the sustainable development of the holiday region by ensuring that your apartment doesn’t remain vacant when you’re not there.
No limitations. On property purchases
Andermatt Swiss Alps apartments and penthouses are not affected by the Second Homes Act (Lex Weber). Moreover, Andermatt is the only Alpine destination in Switzerland that is completely exempt from Lex Koller . This means that foreign investors can acquire properties – and also resell them – without any limitations and make this unique village their home.
The law restricts the construction of second homes to 20 percent of the number of residences in a municipality. None of the properties sold by Andermatt Swiss Alps are covered by the scope of the law, since they were approved as part of a special land-use plan back in 2009.
The ordinance, which entered into force on 1 January 2013, states in Article 8 (1): “Building permits for new second homes based on a project-related special land-use plan may be issued in accordance with earlier legislation if the land-use plan a) received approval which took legal effect before 11 March 2012 and b) stipulates the essential elements of the building permit relating to location, layout, size and design of the buildings and installations as well as nature and extent of their use.”
An identical provision was included in Article 26 (1) of the Second Homes Act, which entered into force on 1 January 2016 and thus replaced the ordinance.
Lex Koller is the informal name of the Swiss Federal Law of 16 December 1983 on the acquisition of real estate by persons abroad (
Bundesgesetz über den Erwerb von Grundstücken durch Personen im Ausland, BewG), which regulates the acquisition of real estate by natural persons and legal entities abroad. As a rule, persons abroad must apply for a permit from the responsible cantonal and federal authorities before they will be allowed to acquire real estate in Switzerland.
By decree of 22 September 2006, the Federal Council (federal government) exempted the village part Andermatt Reuss from the “Lex Koller” permit requirement and on 21 December 2007 reaffirmed this decision by approving a more extensive petition. Regardless of whether or not international buyers are domiciled in Switzerland, they may acquire apartments and houses in the holiday village of Andermatt Reuss without a permit and without limitation and resell them without any minimum holding periods.
The exemption from “Lex Koller” is currently set to expire in 2040.
Low taxes.Advantageous inheritance law
Uri’s maximum income tax rate is the second lowest in Switzerland and only about half as high as the tax rates in the UK, Germany, France and Italy, which puts Andermatt among the destinations where tax treatment is the most advantageous. In addition, Uri does not impose any inheritance or gift taxes – the canton’s inheritance law is thus among the most liberal in the world.
Benefit from flat-rate taxation
Foreign nationals who relocate to the canton of Uri and make it their principal residence can obtain a residency permit via flat-rate taxation , which is an advantageous taxation system for wealthy individuals. In addition to the tax advantages, new residents of Uri have access to Switzerland’s excellent educational and health systems.
Strong partnerships. Mutual trust
Professionals in their field – those are our partners. We believe in them – and they believe in us. Together, we want to further develop the Andermatt Swiss Alps destination.
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