Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast Episode 100, Top reasons to visit Switzerland in autumn
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Episode 100: Top reasons to visit Switzerland in autumn

June 12, 2024

Have you ever wondered, “What is the best time to visit Switzerland?” 

If you’re considering a trip to this stunning country, Switzerland in autumn might just be the perfect answer. 

In this special 100th episode, we’ll explore the incredible beauty of autumn in Switzerland.

During fall, the Swiss landscape transforms into a breathtaking canvas of vibrant colours that makes Swiss travel particularly magical. I’ve interviewed several experts who share their favourite experiences and tips for traveling during this beautiful time.

We’ll take you on some of the most scenic train rides Switzerland has to offer, like the famous panoramic trains. Switzerland’s spectacular panoramic train routes wind through the amazing towns and lush countryside in autumn colors.

Join us as we discuss everything from the best spots to enjoy during autumn to hidden gems that are less crowded during this time. 

Tune in to discover why Switzerland in autumn is a must-visit, and get all your questions answered about Swiss travel during this enchanting season.

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Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Switzerland’s most scenic train rides in autumn
  • Our guests’ favourite things to do in Switzerland in autumn
  • Switzerland’s autumn festivals and events that are not to be missed
  • Top reasons to visit Switzerland in fall (autumn)

Resources mentioned in this episode

For further details about the places and experiences mentioned by our guests, click the links below.

Switzerland’s premium panoramic trains – Andy Nef, Travel Switzerland

Luzern Interlaken Express – Se A Park, Zentralbahn

The red Bernina Express train travels around a semi-circular railway line in Switzerland during the autumn.
The Bernina Express in autumn. © Rhätische Bahn
Luzern-Interlaken Express on Aare Bridge-STS
The Luzern Interlaken Express. © Travel Switzerland

Schynige Platte – Daniel Bott, Jungfrau Railways

  • Learn more about Jungfrau Railways in episode 5

Mürren and Gimmelwald – Alan Ramsay, Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

View of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau from Schynige Platte during autumn
View of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau from Schynige Platte. © Jungfrau Railways
The hiking path from Mürren to Gimmelwald in autumn. © Schilthorn Cableway Ltd.

Engelberg and Mt. Titlis – Peter Niederberger, Mount Titlis

  • Learn more from Peter Niederberger in episode 58

Zermatt – Claudia Wyss, Matterhorn – Zermatt Cableways

Rotair rotating cable car pictured over a snow-covered Mt. Titlis in central Switzerland
The Rotair cable car en route to Mt. Titlis.
Matterhorn peak framed by yellow trees in autumn.
The Matterhorn framed by the colours of autumn.

Jungfrau Marathon – Kelly Joss, Jungfrau Region Tourism

  • Learn more about the Jungfrau Region from Kelly Joss in this Q&A interview

Zurich Events – Evelyne Jeannerat, Zurich Tourism

  • Hear more about Zurich from Evelyne Jeannerat in this Q&A interview
View from Wengen over Lauterbrunnen Valley
View over the Lauterbrunnen Valley from Wengen.
Autumn in Zurich
Autumn colours along the River Limmat in Zurich.

Mt. Pilatus – Manuela Blapp, Mount Pilatus

Interlaken – Renato Julier, Interlaken Tourism

Dragon Ride cable car at Mt. Pilatus, Switzerland
The Dragon Ride cable car en route to Mt. Pilatus summit.
Autumn scene by the River Aare in Interlaken.
Autumn scene by the River Aare in Interlaken.

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