June 1972

Fight Against the Destruction of Landscapes by Highways

At the beginning of the 1970s, Franz Weber was called upon from all corners of Switzerland to save the landscape from destructive highway sections. He targeted planned Swiss highway routes or those already under construction.


With sensational actions and successful cantonal initiatives, Franz Weber managed to save specifically the legendary Lausanne-Ouchy and its magnificent gardens on Lake Geneva by preventing the wrongly planned “brettelle de la Perraudettaz”. He also saved the precious Simmental by preventing the planned highway project Simmental-Rawyl. Finally, Franz Weber saved the right bank of Lake Sempach from devastation by the highway N2 between Sempach and Sursee by achieving the tunneling under the idyllic village of Eich and the lovely bay of Maria Zell.