St. Ursanne. Bild/Foto: TES.

Five Years Beautiful Villages

The Association of the Most Beautiful Swiss Villages  (Verein die schönsten Schweizer Dörfer) was founded five years ago. The association was born in Ticino and found its first pearl in the southernmost valley of Graubünden: Poschiavo.

On the other side of Switzerland, it found another treasure in the canton of Vaud: Grandson.

Eglisau (Canton of Zurich) near the Rhine was the first German-speaking village, St. Ursanne is the first jewel in the Canton of Jura.

After 5 years, the association has 40 towns in 14 cantons. It offers an overview of the national rural heritage. (Source and further information: