View of the Sarneraa Valley and Lake Sarnen
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Where is Obwalden?

Obwalden constitutes the geographic center of Switzerland and is characterized by a varied, suburban landscape in the midst of mountains, forests, and lakes. The canton of Obwalden includes seven unique communities. Each of them boasts its very own charm and individual advantages. This diversity enables you to choose your new place of residence according to your needs and desires.

The canton is directly connected with a very well developed road and rail network. This allows you to reach the most important centers of German-speaking Switzerland quickly and easily.

About 15 minutes by car from the Swiss cultural capital of Lucerne, in Obwalden, you are living in the countryside and enjoying a wide range of cultural and sports-related recreational activities.

Zurich Airport is within a 50-minute drive and 90 minutes away by train. Zurich, Berne, and Basel are a 60-minute drive away.

Obwalden itself can draw on an extensive infra­structure in the area of education. The University of Lucerne and various technical colleges are only 20 minutes away by train.

Each community offers its population a quality of life at the highest level in stunning scenery and exceptional conditions.

Thanks to the manageable population size of 36,000, in Obwalden, you live in a very safe and amicable environment.

Learn more about the communities from their portraits (see box: Links and Download). Convince yourself – maybe the place of residence of your dreams is among them.