Swiss town bans tourists from tak­ing pho­tos

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A com­mu­nity in Switzer­land has de­cided to ban tourists from tak­ing pho­tos at a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion be­cause it is “too beau­ti­ful” and any pho­tos of it would in­duce un­bear­able envy.

Bergün looks like some­thing out of a fairy tale and you have to go there in per­son to ap­pre­ci­ate it, the lo­cals say. The town has put up a sign warn­ing tourists that they’re not al­lowed to take pho­tos, re­ports the Daily Star.

The sign reads: “Pho­to­graphs of our pic­turesque land­scape, shared on so­cial me­dia, can make oth­ers un­happy be­cause they them­selves can­not be here.”

The com­mu­nity voted to ban tourists from tak­ing pic­tures as they want their vis­i­tors to “take in the beauty of it with­out phones”.

Nat­u­rally, tourists have flouted the ban and have taken self­ies next to the sign, and also still cap­ture im­ages of the stun­ning views.

To be able to take pho­tos, the city’s mayor said there was a “friendly spe­cial per­mit” that al­lows pho­tog­ra­phy within the city lim­its. The per­mit is free – all you need to do is ask.

– The Mir­ror

OUT OF BOUNDS Bergün in Switzer­land

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