Autumn in Switzerland
Published: 12 November 2014
Switzerland is a land of adventure, rich culture, pristine landscapes and great attractions. It is a great European destination for those visiting with friends, as couples and even families with so much to do for everyone. Whilst it’s a lovely place for a holiday all year round, we think Autumn is a magical time.
Less tourists and travellers
Switzerland is a popular choice for those looking for a cooler climate and Autumn is a wonderful time to visit. After the Summer season rush, there are less crowds and less queues for attractions. This leaves more time for you to peacefully explore the wonderful lakes and mountains and enjoy the beautiful colours this season brings.
Towards the end of the year, the landscapes of Switzerland are beautiful and turn from the stunning reds, yellows, browns and golden colours of Autumn to the pristine snow covered mountains. The views are breath taking and second to none so it is no surprise that tourists, skiers and hikers head to the Swiss Alps for these impressive views. If you are looking for that perfect outdoor adventure, you will love this country at this time of year.
Various cultural festivals
With a rich culture, Switzerland has several local traditions and national pastimes. A popular cultural festival is the Foire de Brent, also known as the Brent Fair, which attracts visitors from all around the world and hosts fairground entertainers, craftsmen, tugs of war competitions, wonderful food stalls, exhibitions and all sorts of children’s events. A great atmosphere awaits you. Additionally, the Zurich wine fair is one of the biggest wine tasting fairs in the country. With over 4,000 wines from over 22 different countries, you have an excellent opportunity to sample some of the greatest wines here on your holidays in Switzerland.
Sample and enjoy local Cheese
While the iconic fondue found here is usually consumed in Winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the cheese available throughout the year. If you are looking for a cheesy indulgence, visit Fribourg. You can find a delicious combination of the Gruyere and Vacherin Fribougheois cheese along with white wine, garlic and kirsch for a perfect cheesy delight. The other must-try cheese dishes are the Racletter and Alpen Magronen. Sample other regional varieties such as Sbrinz, found in central Switzerland and Emmental in Bern. Delicious!
A trip to Switzerland will leave you with memories like no other and you are sure to have a fabulous break. Remember to take your Flexicover Travel Insurance policy with you too!