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Uri Area Guide

Buying property in Uri

The mountainous canton of Uri lies between Lake Lucerne and the high Alps – meaning that although it shares borders with Bern, Valais, Ticino, Graubunden and Glarus it is cut off from them by 2000m high (and more) mountains. One of the three original cantons that first formed the country in 1291 and the setting for the medieval legend of William Tell, Uri is steeped in history. Begin your Uri property search now or contact one of our Switzerland property experts for a more detailed discussion of your requirements

Buying, owning or selling property in Uri

The most famous village in this region is the village of Andermatt which has the unique position of being exempt from the Lex Koller regulations for the next decade or so. Therefore, there are no restrictions on size or purchase structure for non-residents within the Andermatt project. Certain other ski resorts outside of Andermatt may permit purchase by non-residents but are still subject to the Lex Koller regulations and size restrictions. The rest of the canton however, does not permit a purchase without a residents permit. Please refer to our buying guide for more detailed information.

Please refer to our buying guide for more detailed information.

Living in Uri

A true Swiss utopia, the beautiful canton of Uri is made up of remote mountain passes and exquisite lakes. Culture and history play an important part in everyday life in Uri, giving it an old-world sense of romance. Traditional festivals, for example: a celebration light using high altitude bonfires, the Alpine call to prayer and the autumn tradition of the ‘Men from the Woods’ feel lifted directly from the pages of a medieval fairy tale. Even in the modern cable cars you will find extracts of poetry to help you better appreciate the landscape, maybe even permit a higher and more emotional cultural experience.


Switzerland is a small country and as such most activities are accessible from wherever you stand. Uri is no exception – ski stations are close by in the winter and in the summer numerous lakes offer everything from sailing, diving or water skiing to simpler pleasures like swimming. Hiking is a particularly pleasurable activity and Uri is home to numerous beauty spots and dramatic gorges. You will also find ample opportunities for golf, tennis and fishing.


Uri is home to numerous museums and galleries – particularly those celebrating local customs, industry and traditions.


Overland: Switzerland is well connected by high-speed trains, famous for their cleanliness and efficiency, from across Europe.

By air: Zurich (55km) is a major intercontinental hub as well as Geneva (201km), Bern is (93km) away. (All distances approximate)

(All distances approximate)

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