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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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

Impressive 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

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

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

Hike on beautiful trails in Gstaad

Autumn is a particularly magical season in Gstaad, with warm light, pleasant temperatures, and colourful meadows boasting snow-dusted mountain peaks as a backdrop.

Discover Gstaad

Discover the region of Schwyz

At the Husky lodge © Schwyz Tourism 

The region of Schwyz lies at the heart of Switzerland, easily accessible from Zurich, Lucerne or Zug. Here are our top tips for visiting the region of Schwyz: great hiking trails to discover its wild nature, top family fun tips and a bit of its rich history.

Discover Schwyz

Witness an Alpine Descent

Alpine descents, whether they're called Alpabzug, Désalpe or S-chargiada, are a huge thing in Switzerland, a testimony of the deeply rooted traditional background of Swiss people. The cows come back from Alpine pastures for the winter and this is cause for celebration. For those of you looking to get know the real Switzerland, this is as real as it gets. Have a look at this lovely article from our archives on the Désalpe in Morgins, Valais. 

Beautiful Alpine Descents

Party at Oktoberfest

All Oktoberfest festivities (which are normally a beloved tradition in Switzerland) have been canceled this year. Check out the most important ones and stand by for 2021. We'll make sure to update the list with the correct dates.

Top Swiss Oktoberfest festivities

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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