A highly-colourful region, artistically draped between the valley with its bountiful harvests of fruit and the mountains capped with eternal snow. The deep attachment of the local people to their customs and traditions has a magical influence on the entire region around the Aletsch Glacier.
"Of all the places I know, this is the dearest and most interesting to me", declared Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, when he travelled through the Ursern valley three times in 1779. The Ursern valley (canton Uri) at the foot of the Gotthard Pass is one of the most impressive upland valleys in Switzerland. Andermatt (1440 m), the largest of the three villages in the valley, is at the crossroads of the mountain passes from north to south and from east to west.
The old Graubünden mountain village of Savognin is a lovely area in which to walk during the summer. The winter sports arena with its especially wide pistes attracts skiers, carvers and snowboarders, but also offers non-Alpine skiers a wealth of diversity.