Tina Turner Just Bought A Super Expensive Retreat In Switzerland

Tina Turner and her husband, Erwin Bach, just bought an impressive, 10-building compound in Switzerland, which they plan to use as a "weekend retreat." The Lake Zurich waterfront property spans over 5.5 acres, and includes a boat slip, swimming pool, private stream, and plenty of waterfront views. The couple (like so many others) has refrained from travel during the pandemic, according to Bach, and they're "very comfortable in Switzerland" (via BET), so it made sense to purchase a residence there. Turner and Bach shelled out $76 million for the property, according to The Washington Post. 

Switzerland has very strict laws about property ownership; only citizens are allowed to own property there. To that end, Tuner renounced her U.S. citizenship years ago, and became a Swiss citizen in 2013. She and Bach, who she married in 2013, have been renting a home nearby for several years. Tennis star Roger Federer, who also owns a home in the area, was reportedly also interested in the compound, but eventually settled on another home.

A century-old property

Tina Turner and Erwin Bach's century-old property is located in the village of Staefa, which has a population of just under 15,000. The area is abundant in waterfront views and forests, and is surrounded by vineyards — Staefa produces white wine, primarily Riesling. They reportedly purchased the serene, lakeside residence in September of 2021. Additionally, Turner and Bach are not entirely new to the area; they've been renting a nearby property, Chateau Algonquin, for years. It's unclear if they will continue to rent that home, or if now that the pair has purchased their first parcel, they will live fulltime there. 

In addition to the waterfront views, the property also has plenty of open space and access to nature, which is important to Turner. In a 2000 interview with Architectural Digest, Turner stated that "I need nature and solitude — they nurture me." She can clearly enjoy that, and more, with this new retreat.