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Easily many people’s favourite season, autumn takes us into a golden (pun intended) transitional time with the colour-changing leaves and cool weather. Switzerland boasts its distinct four seasons which can give you a totally different experience when visiting one same spot in different seasons. In autumn, Switzerland “lights up” with its beautiful autumn colours – perfect time to unwind after a busy and active summer.
Swiss Travel System
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland merges the most beautiful panoramic lines into one unique route. From glaciers to lakes and from mountains to cities: each section of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland has a unique character and allows you to witness Swiss autumn in its different landscapes. 11 large lakes, 4 official languages, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 1,280 kilometres of magnificent view are all packed into the tour where you can hop on and off wherever you like. Experience the entire tour with only one single ticket – the Swiss Travel Pass.
Lake Lucerne Region
Cruising on Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne is the lake with the greatest scenic variety in Switzerland. A boat trip during the autumn mist period gives off a mystical mood and is wonderfully unforgettable. The cruise operates the necessary routes to reach many of the most important excursion destinations and mountain cableways of the region, such as the Rigi, Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Klewenalp. Special musical and culinary events are also offered on numerous scheduled and additional trips. The rich offering of delicious foods from the onboard galley provides added enjoyment and pleasure to any cruise.
Jungfrau – Interlaken
Get pampered at Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Simply enchanting, Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, Swiss Alp Resort & Spa is built in traditional chalet style near the centre of Grindelwald. The backdrop of the hotel is the world-famous Eiger and Lauberhorn, a mountain scenery like of which you have never seen which thrills guests from all over the world. The ambience here is luxurious and comfortable. Connoisseurs of traditional perfection also appreciate the hotel’s exceptional service and culinary delights. The hotel is a perfect destination for a romantic escape or a wellness trip.
Enjoying the 360-degree panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
The 2,970-metre Schilthorn offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and more than 200 other peaks. A cable car runs every half hour from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen valley in four stages up to the summit, spoiling your eyes with the romantic autumn foliage colours before reaching the top to see the majestic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau that await you. Dine in the revolving restaurant, Piz Gloria, for an ultimate dining with a view experience.
Vaud – Lake Geneva Region
The terraced vineyards of the UNESCO region Lavaux are some of the most spectacular natural sights in Switzerland, especially in autumn. Extending over 800 hectares along the Lake Geneva shores, they can be enjoyed by hikes, bikes and walks. Of course, the trip to Lavaux isn’t complete without tasting locally produced wines in an authentic wine cellar and learning the centuries-old winegrowing traditions that testify to the synergy between man and nature.
Thermal Baths & Spa Zurich
Treat yourself with a hot bath during a cooler weather for a city break. Relax in soothing warm water in giant wooden vats – reminiscent of the barrels used in this former brewery – under an impressive barrel-vaulted ceiling. Thermal attractions here range from massage jets to bubble seats and loungers, a sequence of water massages, whirlpool baths and relaxation area with shallow-water zone. The top attraction here – literally – is the open-air pool on the roof of the former brew house, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the whole city of Zurich and the mountain beyond.