City council in the commune of Bergün/Bravuogn (near St Moritz) in Switzerland have voted in favor of making it illegal for tourists to take photos of their picturesque town.
According to the Local, the reason for the law is to make people happier.
Residents of the town say that that the landscape is so stunning that seeing pictures of it on social media will make viewers miserable.
A statement from the town office reads, “It is scientifically proven that beautiful holiday photos on social media make the viewer unhappy because they cannot be there themselves.”
If you are caught breaking the law, you will have to pay a fine of 5 swiss francs ($6.96 Canadian)
Worth it. I wouldn’t be able to keep my camera in my pocket with a view like this!
Bergun/Bravuogn; A swiss village bans tourists from taking photos because it’s “too beautiful.” pic.twitter.com/R2TNXG2kGB
— Hassan M. Moulid (@HassanMMoulid) May 31, 2017
So photos of Swiss village Bergun are BANNED. This is one of the LAST. See it urself w/ flights to Switzerland from just £78.00 w/ Able Can! pic.twitter.com/x7Mb6Ygby7
— Able Can (@ablecan_travel) June 1, 2017
Well played, Bergun. Now you are on my bucket list!