Summer in Switzerland
Take the gondola to the Top of Europe: Taking a ride on the Eiger Express gondola is the perfect way to experience a Swiss summer. The 45-minute journey boasts views of lush valleys, charming villages, and of course, the incredible mountainous landscape of the Top of Europe.
Celebrate at a Summer Festival: During summer, Switzerland comes alive with a plethora of fun-filled festivals. From the 3-day long Fete de la Musique to the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival with acts such as Elton John and Janet Jackson, to the International Alphorn Festival that celebrates traditional Swiss culture with yodeling and folk dancing, there’s a festival for everyone in Switzerland.
Autumn in Switzerland
Go hiking in Grindelwald: Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Grindelwald is one of the most popular places for hiking in Switzerland. Grindelwald is home to dozens of hiking trails boasting views of the Bernese Alps, 4000-metre peaks, glistening glaciers, and panoramic views of the Grindelwald valley.
Visit the Kyburg Castle: The Kyburg Castle is an international award-winning museum offering an insight into Switzerland’s rich history. Visitors can explore the castle’s many rooms including the cellar, medieval kitchen, attic, and torture chamber. The castle is open from 1 April to 31 October each year with entry starting from ₣12 CHF per adult.
Winter in Switzerland
Ride the Glacier Express: Switzerland is home to one of the world’s most incredible winter train journeys, the Glacier Express. The 8-hour long train ride travels between Zermatt and St Moritz through the snow-covered Alps, past glacier lakes, and over a whopping 291 bridges!
Go dog sledding: For a truly unique winter experience, many Swiss ski resorts offer dog sledding. There are plenty of dog sledding options ranging from 20 minutes to a full tour allowing you to explore the Swiss Alps from a different angle.
Spring in Switzerland
Explore the many waterfalls of Lauterbrunnen: With a total of 72 waterfalls cascading into the valley, Lauterbrunnen is worth the visit. One of the best ways to admire the incredible valley is on the Lauterbrunnen Waterfall Hike. The beginner-friendly trail passes Swiss alpine homes, snow-capped mountains, and some of the most stunning waterfalls in Europe.
Visit the Tulip Festival: Known as the “Fête de la Tulipe”, the Morges Tulip Festival on Lake Geneva is one of the most beautiful spring events. Located on the shores of the lake, Independence Park is planted with 150,000 tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. The festival is held each year from early April to mid-May and is free for visitors to explore.