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Tourists banned from photographing this Swiss village because it is too beautiful

Anyone who’s ever been to Bergün/Bravuogn, probably took photographs there. The beautiful Swiss town has mountains, Alpine meadows, photogenic landscapes and historic buildings. However, a Swiss village banned photography at key tourist sites, because it is too beautiful.

One of the reasons this decision was made is that people shouldn’t feel sad when they realize they’re not in the gorgeous place photographed by visitors, as Smithsonian Mag reports.

“We don’t want to make people outside of the community who see pictures of our picturesque landscape on social media unhappy,” Peter Nicolaya, the town’s mayor said. The measure reportedly passed 46 to 2 in a town council meeting.


The ban offered Bergün/Bravuogn plenty of fame. It is not the only popular tourist destination to ban photos. Museums and tourist sites often restrict photography in an attempt to force people to go to gift shops or opt for official photography. Selfies can also make cities less safe, as many injuries and deaths have been brought by reckless selfies.

Daisy Wilder