As the days grow shorter and the autumn sun bathes the landscape in a golden light, the year's most mouth-watering season reveals its charms. Enjoy a scenic walk followed by a taste of authentic Swiss cuisine: our "gourmet views" promise a treat for all the senses.
Alex Herrmann Switzerland Tourism, Director Americas
The hike around the dramatic rock pinnacles of the Gastlosen takes a good four hours, enough to give you a hearty appetite for a meal at this cosy mountain cabin. The traditional cuisine with local specialities is a highlight of a spectacular day's hiking in the Fribourg region.
The Jura-Höhenweg is a classic long-distance hiking trail along the crest of the Jura mountains, linking Zürich and Geneva in a wide arc. One of the most attractive sections runs from the Col du Mollendruz to Mont Tendre through the Jura Vaudois Nature Park. The spacious meadows, picturesque lakes and striking rock formations provide thrilling contrasts.
If you like the idea of experiencing a landscape with all your senses, head for the terraced Lavaux vineyards, high above Lake Geneva. Scenic walks offer plenty of opportunities to taste the fine local wines and delicious cuisine.
There are more than 200 members of Typically Swiss Hotels; each one is different, yet promises an authentic experience of its region. Take the Grand Hôtel du Lac in Vevey on Lake Geneva, for example...
This year, Switzerland scooped no fewer than four of the "Oscars of the travel industry", which recognise outstanding achievement in the sector. Congratulations to Zürich Airport, Swiss International Air Lines, Geneva and the Hotel InterContinental Davos.
You can now explore Switzerland’s glorious mountain scenery before you’ve even put on your hiking boots thanks to Google Street View Trekker. The footpath from the Grimsel Hospiz to the Lauteraar hut is the first hiking trail in Switzerland that you can experience virtually with 360-degree panoramic vision.
Like us on Facebook until the end of September and put together a postcard with your favorite Swiss vista. Enter our sweepstakes for a last chance to win a trip to Switzerland. Fly with SWISS, stay at the Swiss Deluxe Hotel Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois and travel across stunning regions like Basel and Lucerne with a Swiss Pass.
This handy app, available for seven Swiss cities, also works offline, eliminating roaming charges. Each guide includes an integrated city plan, details of interesting sights and key events, and useful info from restaurant tips to the location of cash machines.
The hiking and cycling maps from Hallwag Kümmerly+Frey are waterproof and rip-proof, making them the ideal companions for your explorations. New: each printed map carries a code allowing you to download a free digital version on to your smartphone.
Win a long weekend in the Swiss city of your choice! The prize includes two nights' accommodation for two people at an attractive city hotel and return flights to Switzerland. Enter our competition now, and with luck you'll soon be flying to your favourite Swiss city!
Let Monograms remove the hassles of travel by taking care of the planning, arranging, and coordinating of this, all-in-one vacation package, so you can fully enjoy your time in the beautiful cities of Lucerne and Geneva. Starting at $1,806 per person, without air.
The members of the Swiss Family Hotels group boast a wide range of offers entirely geared to families. The Hotel Gorfion in Malbun, for example, has a fun cookery workshop at which you harvest your own produce at an organic farm.
The Swiss Transfer Ticket covers return travel from any Swiss airport or border crossing to the resort or city of your choice: the best and cheapest option for short breaks, ski holidays and other trips to a single destination. The ticket costs $77 in 2nd class, and $153 in 1st class.
The winter sports experts at Alpine Adventures have designed a special offer for new and upcoming ski resort in Switzerland, Andermatt. Book your stay before November 14th and receive a free lift ticket for the duration of your trip (limit of 2 ski passes per room/suite).
Riehen, near Basel The Fondation Beyeler presents an exciting exhibition of work by Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), one of the key figures in the history of art. The heart of the exhibition, which includes many rarely seen works, is the iconic painting "L'origine du monde".
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