Discover Germany, Issue 33, December 2015

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Exclusive Real Estate Switzerland

A holiday residence for Swiss citizens and a home away from home for international buyers The new chalets aim at different target groups: Swiss citizens for example who want to buy a holiday residence, but were not able to do so due to a regulation limiting the second home share in sought-after regions to 20 per cent in total. This affected especially the cantons Valais, Grisons, Ticino, Bern and Vaud. Independent from these regulations, permission has been granted – with an entry in the land register – for the Lauchernalp Eden Mountain Estate to use the chalets as a second home.

Zermatt and Crans Montana.”The airport Sion also lies in short distance.

“A second group are customers from foreign countries who want to benefit from a permanent residence status,”says Michael Ries, who is also a board member of the pantera AG. “At the end of the process it is even possible to become a Swiss citizen.”Of course this also includes businessmen and women working part-time in Switzerland. It is not for nothing that the mountain estate’s motto is “The power of slow”: often enough managers search for a calm place to relax after work and might find it in one of the chalets that are not far away from, and well connected to, important Swiss business centres.“The resort can be reached by car, helicopter or ropeway all through the year,” says Mario Locatelli, holder of the Home in Wiler AG, which invests in the Lauchernalp Eden Mountain Estate.“And there are good connections from WilerLötschen to Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Milan,

In summer the region is famous with hikers and mountain bikers and those simply enjoying nature. The alp is known as one of the best Swiss hiking areas with the Lötschentaler mountain path passing directly through.The best months for hiking are from May to October. But as soon as the seasons turn from autumn to winter, snow begins to fall, covering the region with glistening white snow crystals. At a height of 2,000 metres, snow is guaranteed during the winter. “You can virtually step out of your front door and start skiing,” says Mario Locatelli. With 55 kilometres of slopes and a huge freeride area for skiers and snowboarders, the Lauchernalp is ideal for winter sport enthusiasts.

Snow-covered mountains and green meadows The chalets are well suited for“people who love Switzerland but want to avoid the overcrowded and noisy tourist destinations. For them the Lauchernalp is the ideal alternative.” The landscape around the Lauchernalp Eden Mountain Estate invites you to enjoy untouched nature, a calm surrounding that has its charm in summer and winter – even if the landscape changes radically with the seasons.

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