This is Switzerland’s most remote region, a tract of mountain territory featuring a handful of widely spaced villages and towns. There are fewer quieter and more refreshing places to enjoy alpine views and explore nature. Begin your Glarus property search now or contact one of our Switzerland property experts for a more detailed discussion of your requirements.
Glarus and the surrounding region is not designated a ‘holiday zone’ so unless you are considering relocation it is impossible to purchase. Please refer to our buying guide for more detailed information.
The canton of Glarus was a pioneer of both mountaineering (the very first shelter of the Swiss Alpine Club was built here in 1863) and skiing (the first Swiss Ski Championships were held here in 1905) and the traditions are still very much alive. The beautiful lakes, valleys and mountains around Glarus are popular with hikers. Many of the slopes have excellent piste. The nearest ski resorts are Braunwald and Elm.
There are numerous excellent public and international schools within Glarus and in the surrounding communities.
All winter and adventure sports are well-catered for in Switzerland - hiking, sailing, golf, horse riding, cycling to name a few. Safety standards are notably high making this the perfect place to bring children and introduce them to the joys of outdoor sports. The possibilities for exploring the great outdoors in Glarus are year-round and almost limitless.
The Braunwald music weeks are extremely popular events attracting enthusiastic crowds every July.
Overland: Switzerland is well connected by high-speed trains, famous for their cleanliness and efficiency, from across Europe.
By air: Zurich is the nearest major intercontinental hub approximately 97km away.
(All distances approximate)
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