Switzerland is full of wonderful villages but a majority of them remains widely unknown to the common tourist. While many may find their perfect village in the touristy hotspots, some might prefer rather calm and lonely villages. Sometimes you may find these villages just nearby the touristy centers but mostly it would require a lot of research. In this video, I present you the Top 10 secret villages of Switzerland, spots at where you may enjoy the serenity. Bürglen in the Canton of Uri is the hometown of William Tell, the national hero of Switzerland. The village of Bürglen is very small but worth a quick 30 minutes’ exploration. It’s best to be combined with the Schächental and the Klausenpasss. Morgins is a wonderful winter wonderland village in the lower part of the canton of Valais. It’s very quiet but beautiful with the many houses decorated with their Christmas lightings. It’s best to walk around during sunset and dusk. Morgins is furthermore part of the Portes du Soleil ski resort. Luchsingen is another secret village of Switzerland in the canton of Glarus. The environment at Luchsingen is very green and you may find many beautiful traditional houses. Luchsingen is perfect to combine with the Klausenpass and the Diesbach and Berglistüber waterfalls. Samnaun is in the very east of Switzerland. It’s mainly known for the famous ski resort Silvretta Arena but many people do not know that Samnaun is one of the most beautiful villages during Winter in Switzerland. Roam around the many alleys and enjoy the houses with their colorful paintings. Schwarzenmatt in the green Simmental valley is a perfect hidden gem. It’s very quiet up there, just perfect to enjoy the green environment, the fresh air, seeing the many Swiss cows and wonderful traditional wooden houses. Münster in the canton of Valais is commonly passed by on the way to Zermatt. Definitely, it’s worth a quick stop as Münster is full of wonderful traditional houses. There are many alleys and corners to explore, thus another great secret Swiss village! Luthern in the canton of Luzern is also barely known among the tourists. The village charms with its beautiful church and green hill environment. The houses in Luthern furthermore remind one of the nearby Emmental. Definitely, Luthern is good to combine with Luzern and the Emmental. Carona lays in Italian-speaking Ticino and is another hidden gem village of Switzerland. The village is famous for its many artisans and just feels very calm overall. Do not forget to visit Carona’s botanical gardens. Evolène in the canton of Valais is the most beautiful village in the Val d’Hérens. It’s getting more known recently but still remains a secret tip. Do not forget to explore the rest of the valley, there are many wonderful gems to discover in there! The number 1 on this Top 10 secret villages of Switzerland list is Rivaz. Rivaz is a wonderful Swiss village embedded into the Lavaux, the Swiss vineyard terraces. Rivaz is much less visited than nearby Saint-Saphorin and Epesses. Among these three, Rivaz is the perfect sanctuary!

Information about the local tourism:
https://www.borghisvizzera.ch/en/
https://holidaystoswitzerland.com/the-most-beautiful-villages-in-switzerland/
Music by Epidemic Sound

Equipment: Sony α6500, GoPro Hero 8 Black, DJI Mavic Air, DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Special thanks to: Laura, Sam and Alvira, Ramon, Hanafi, Andreas and Shasta
Thank you to Simmental Tourism Board for sponsoring a part of this video.

0:00 Intro
3:30 Number 7 Samnaun
4:52 Interview with Arno
5:43 Number 6 to Number 1