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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Discover Hoher Kasten in autumn colours

Hoher Kasten's panoramic views, unspoiled nature, culinary delicacies and hiking opportunities are even richer during autumn.

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Enjoy autumn's best views at Gornergrat

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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6 Ideas to Experience the Best of Swiss Autumn

The weather is warm, the parks and squares are more colourful than ever, some trails are still opened...autumn makes for a perfect time to enjoy Switzerland. 

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Rainy days? Explore Basel's art museums

With its bustling art scene, Basel is the perfect spot to disconnect on a moody autumn day.

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Pick any of these amazing autumn hikes in Interlaken

These are our top suggestions for the most beautiful hikes in the Interlaken region. 

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Autumn flavours & feasts at Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum

Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum is where you discover the Swiss essence in its purest form. The autumn colours and the cloudy days make it an even more enchanting experience. 

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Learn to Make Organic Polenta in Mendrisiotto

Picture this: you're spending a laid-back autumn noon learning the arts of polenta at an antiquated watermill.

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'Free to Run' Exhibition at Olympic Museum Lausanne

Between 11.05.2023 – 03.03.2024, the Olympic Museum invites you to “Free to Run”.

This multimedia exhibition experience explores the extraordinary world of marathons and long-distance running. Discover the evolution of the marathon in an interactive way, from its first appearance at Athens 1896 to the Mass Participation Marathon at Paris 2024. 

Besides visiting the exhibition, you can attend dedicated events, talks, guided tours and much more! The exhibition is presented in French, English and German.

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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'. 

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Visit Lausanne

Amazing in summer, Lausanne also shines in the fall. Find out the best spots and strolls in Lausanne.

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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. 

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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

Go for a luxurious escape at Art Deco Hotel Montana

If you're looking for a luxurious escape, look no further than the Art Deco Hotel Montana. This amazing hotel offers enchanting views of Lake Lucerne and so much more.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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