Autumn in Switzerland: top things to do
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Autumn in Switzerland: top things to do

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Enjoy the last warm days of the year, with plenty to do both outdoors and indoors. From exploring the fiery autumn colours to the best weekend getaways, we've put together some top activities to make the most of Swiss autumn.

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Enjoy spectacular views in Zermatt

Escape the now foggy and soon-to-be grey Swiss cities and enjoy the most beautiful time of the year in the world’s most famous mountain.

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Have some great foodie experiences in Vaud

The Lake Geneva Region is the place to go for fine food and wines. Gourmet walks, wild truffle strolls or vineyard walks, find out why Vaud is 'foodie central'. 

Vaud top foodie experiences

Take in the views at Schilthorn - Piz Gloria

Schilthorn - Piz Gloria in the Bernese Alps is an iconic Swiss location to see at least once in your lifetime. 

Discover Schilthorn

Pick any of these amazing autumn hikes in Interlaken

These are our top suggestions for the most beautiful hikes in the Interlaken region. Plus don't miss this deal - only until 31 October - a complete package to explore the stunning Jungfraujoch and surroundings.

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Ride on a panoramic train

There's no better time to ride a panoramic than autumn. As the leaves rust, the beautiful Alpine scenery becomes even more spectacular. Get aboard Switzerland's most famous scenic train from Zermatt to St. Moritz.

All aboard the Glacier Express

Try yoga or wellness on the Lucerne riviera

From a spectacular spa designed by Mario Botta, to glamping and haute cuisine, find out the best things to do on the Lucerne riviera and Mount Rigi in the region of Weggis, Vitznau, Rigi.

Serenity now

Discover Gstaad and 9 unique experiences

From wakeboarding and art galleries on airfields, white water rafting and taking a dip in a fondue pot, find out some exciting activities you can only do in Gstaad. 

Discover Gstaad

Witness an Alpine Descent

The cows come down from alpine pastures for the winter and this is cause for huge celebrations all over Switzerland. Find out where and when. 

Beautiful Alpine Descents

Party at Oktoberfest

Did you know Oktoberfests are a big hit in the German part of Switzerland? Discover the top Oktoberfest festivities and have a great time!

Top Swiss Oktoberfest festivities

Admire six countries on Hoher Kasten

Appenzellerland is steeped in tradition and Hoher Kasten is the best place to discover it. A majestic mountain, a revolving restaurant - oh and there's talk of excellent beer and cheese - find out the highlights for this spectacular place. 

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Discover an architectural gem

Lively, artsy, breathing history in all its medieval cobbled streets, Fribourg is quite apart among other Swiss towns. Only until end of October its fortifications are opened to visitors so you can see the city's rich medieval heritage up close. 

Discover Fribourg

Get your Free 'Discover Switzerland' Welcome Pack

Order your free 'Discover Switzerland' Welcome Pack from Switzerland Tourism. It contains essential travel information so you can enjoy exploring the best of Switzerland

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Need more inspiration?

Winter is just around the corner or maybe you'd like to be extra prepared and check out our tips for spring and summer. No one yould blame you for doing that in Switzerland - quite the contrary.


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