Walserdorf Bosco Gurin
Coming from the Valais, emigrants settled in the Middle Ages in the small side valley of the Maggia Valley. These settlers, the Walters, did not traverse the valleys but coming from Pomade (Val Formazza), they crossed the mountains. Bosco Gurin, at 1503 meters the highest mountain village in Ticino, is today one of Switzerland’s most charming villages. The picturesque village, founded in 1253 by the settlers, is as beautiful as ever. Its authentic houses are built of stone and wood.
The inhabitants of Bosco Gurin have preserved their traditions and language through the centuries and even today speak the “Ggurijnartitsch” vernacular. One of the oldest houses in the village, dating from 1386, is home to the local history museum, the “Guriner Walserhaus”.
Bosco Gurin attracts sports enthusiasts, families and nature lovers who are looking for scenic beauty, nature and the peace and quiet of the mountains. The Great Walser Trail leads from the Binn Valley (Valais) via the Albrun Pass, Devero, Formazza, Guriner Furgge to Bosco Gurin.
- Chairlift Ritzberg (Bosco Gurin 1,500 m above sea level - Grossalp 2,000 m above sea level)
- Chairlift Sonnenberg (Grossalp 2,000 m above sea level - 2,300 m above sea level Sonnenberg)
- Open in summer: timetables and opening times - see www.bosco-gurin.ch.
- Groups: open on request (reservation recommended)
Opening times summer 2018:
16.06.2018 - 22.07.2018: chairlifts open on Saturday and Sunday
23.07.2018 - 19.08.2018: chairlifts open every day
25.08.2018 - 30.09.2018: chairlifts open on Saturday and Sunday
Infopoint Bosco Gurin, 6685 Bosco Gurin
+41 91 759 02 02
Discover the most beautiful view!
Since 2018 an aircraft of the airline Edelweiss is called Bosco Gurin! The reason? In these pastures grows Edelweiss, the famous flower that gives the company its name.
While you are looking for this special flower, don't forget to take a break on the bench that was installed in honour of the plane and that offers a spectacular view of the mountain world - right to let your thoughts fly free.