Albinen is a small mountain town located in Switzerland, specifically, in the Valais Alps. Despite its beauty, this town has been practically depopulated, which prompted a plan for repopulation, for which they are offered up to a maximum of 70,000 euros.
This plan was approved in 2017, when the regulation on promotion and family housing was launched, whose objectives were to stop emigration and the loss of population, as well as the arrival and permanence of young families in the municipality.
However, not everything is making the decision and moving to the town, since in order to receive financial aid, a series of conditions must be met at the time of application, among which are, for example, be under 45 years of age and stay in the place for a minimum of 10 years.
What is this town in Switzerland like?
Albinen is characterized, mainly, by its privileged natural environment, since it is surrounded by mountains, which offers the possibility of enjoying every day of beautiful landscapes and activities both in summer and winter.
From own web of the municipality, the possibility of making excursions by bicycle or hiking activities along the Valais routes of the Alps during the summer.
In winter, the activities par excellence in this area are skiing and snowboard, but there is also the possibility of using sleds, snowshoes or taking routes where the snowy landscape is the main protagonist.
Another of the experiences that can be enjoyed in this privileged environment is the possibility of bathing in the largest thermal baths in the Alps, which are only 10 minutes from Albiden. Hot springs of up to 50 degrees in temperature gush naturally in the Leukerbad baths. They are open 365 days a year.