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COVID-19 : SWITZERLAND is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to SWITZERLAND?

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Rescue flights are available from Greece, US, Singapore, Germany, Denmark, Austria and 10+ more destinations to Zurich Airport

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Things to Do in Switzerland in May

Cable Car Ride at Matterhorn, Rhine Falls Tour, Paragliding in Interlaken, Ride in Jungfraujoch, Explore Swiss National Park, Visit Lake Lucerne, Cruising on Lake Thun, Dine At The James Bond Restaurant and many more.

If you are looking for an international holiday in the summers, then Switzerland in May would surely satisfy your desire. This European country is home to the majestic and magnanimous Swiss Alps, loads of beautiful towns and many natural and modern attractions that you can cherish on your trip.

The list of all the things to see in Switzerland in May is a never-ending affair. On the one hand, you can board the cable cars in Matterhorn and go paragliding in Interlaken for the perfect panoramic sights of these Swiss towns. And on the other hand, you can go on a cogwheel train journey to Mt. Pilatus and witness the splendour of the Rhine Falls, all in a single vacation

Among other places to visit in Switzerland in May are, Jungfraujoch - the highest railway station, a trip to Geneva on a cruise, and spending some undemanding time at the Zurich Street - Bahnhofstrasse where you can eat authentic Swiss delicacies at the quaint cafes, shop for the best cheese and chocolate or even tour the art galleries here. Thus, plan your Switzerland trip as a unique opportunity and much more awaits you.

Here is the list of best things to do in Switzerland in May:

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Enjoy Thrilling Cable Car Ride at Matterhorn

Enjoy Thrilling Cable Car Ride at Matterhorn
One of the most amazing things to do in Switzerland in May is to take a cable car ride to see the iconic Matterhorn. The mountain’s extraordinarily unique contours look even more stunning when seen from high up in the sky. This 9-minute ride will take you to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, which is Europe’s highest mountain station at around 12,470 ft, which is the closest vantage point for the summit.

On your way, you can see spectacular panoramic 360-degree views of massive snowfields, high peaks, glaciers, rugged rock faces and of course the summit of Matterhorn through the glass-floored cabins. The cable car’s highlight is its 4 ‘Crystal cabins’ that are studded with Swarovski crystals.  

Location: The cable car connects Trockener Steg with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. 

Price: CHF 87, INR 6771
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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich For Half Day, Book @ 34% off
  • 3H
  • Zurich
  • 3H
₹5,605 ₹3,699

About Rhine Falls:
Grasp the mesmerizing views of the soothing water body, based in Northern Switzerland. Don't miss out on the chance of experiencing some relaxing times with friends and family along with grasping the views of the medieval Laufen Castle. The Laufen Castle based just near to the Rhine Falls is a prominent spot in Zurich and get to walk across the big castle and encounter the nobility of Barons of Laufen. Get a flashback of the medieval period and study the living style of people who lived a hundred years back.

Rhine Falls Tour From Zurich for Half Day:
With the half-day tour to Rhine Falls from Zurich, you gather the opportunity of penetrating into the lives of people who existed a hundred years ago. Take the pleasure of a delightful walk around the castle. With the help of this half-day tour, you get to feel the beauty of the sparkling flow of water that strikes the mighty rock roars along with the largest waterfalls in Europe.

The tour lets you grab
 the opportunity of spending your vacation with the excellent and pleasant trails along with its brilliant views. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and feel the fresh air and soothing views of Zurich with this half-day tour.

Meet Up Information:
Meet up time: 9:00 am
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour begins
Meet up location: White Ticket Office at the entrance of Sihlquai Car Park (Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich)

How to Reach:
Take tram 4/13/17 to Sihlquai/HB stop and walk for 1 minute to reach the meetup location.

Zurich Airport Pick Up:
Pick up Time: 9.15 am
Pick up location: Best of Switzerland Tours signboard (Next to Reisebus Terminal)

Note:
The tour operates daily from April to October.
Children aged 0-5 can join for free but reservation must be made while booking
Children aged 6-15 years can book the child ticket for half day trip to Rhine falls.
Please bring your passport (this is mandatory) as the tour will stretch through Germany.

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Paragliding in Interlaken | Book Now & Get 3000 Cashback
  • 2H
  • Interlaken
  • 2H
₹14,889 ₹11,909
Interlaken is a famous tourist spot. Known for its impressive mountain scenery, the place is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. We get you one of those activities with this package.Are you ready to challenge yourself to be a part of great heights? Soar like an eagle to enjoy 10-20 minutes worth amazing bird's eye view of Interlaken. Let your adrenaline rush and help yourself creating a memory that will be stored in your heads till your last breath.

Swiss mountain ranges Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau lined along the deep cyan lakes of Brienz and Thun are ready to mesmerize you with their breathtaking sites. With this activity, land on the rich mangroves of Harder Kulm, Interlaken's local mountain. Freefall gently over a paradise of stunning landscapes and make it a memorable experience.

Paragliding In Interlaken Timings:

Summer: 31 Mar-26 Oct 2019
Time: 8:00 am, 9:15 am, 10:30 am, 11:45 am, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:15 pm daily
Winter: 27 Oct 2019-28 Mar 2020
Time: 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am, 12:15 am, 1:45 pm, 3:00 pm, daily

Address: Restaurant Schuh, Höheweg 56, 3800 Interlaken.

How To Reach:
By bus: Take bus 21, 102 or 103 and get off at Jungfraustrasse
By train to train station Interlaken West: Upon exiting the train station, walk straight on Bahnhofstrasse for about 200 meters. Then continue onto Hoheweg for further 200 meters to reach the meeting point

Note:
Children above the age of 4 can book this paragliding in Interlaken experience.
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Mt Pilatus from Lucerne, Book Online @ Flat 25% off
  • 4H
  • Lucerne
  • 4H
₹7,106 ₹5,329
Experience the Mt Pilatus day tour from Lucerne and visit Mt Pilatus- the Mountain of Dragons. The mountain 2,132 meters above sea level. Ride up or down with the world’s steepest cogwheel train from the top of the mountain. 

About Mt Pilatus Day Trip from Lucerne with Cogwheel Railway Ticket:
Grab a chance to ride the gondola up to Frakmuntegg and then to the aerial cableway called the Dragon Ride. The best part is, its panoramic windows will surely take you to cloud 9. You’ll reach the summit of Mt Pilatus. Enjoy the alpine scenery, hiking up to one of the peaks, relaxing on the terrace or enjoy the meal on your own in one of the restaurants on-site.

After enjoying all this here comes the best part of Mt Pilatus day trip from Lucerne.
Hop into the great descent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway. With a cogwheel train, you will be enjoying a thrilling ride to the Alpnachstad. After the ride, you will head back to Lucerne and your tour ends here with the great memories.  

Timings: 8:45 AM

Meetup Location: Kriens Valley Station

How to reach:
CablewayAddress: Kriens Valley Station, Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens/Luzern
How to get there: From Lucerne train station, take bus No. 1 in direction to Kriens to stop ‘Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus’ (approx. 15 minutes). Then walk for about 5 minutes to valley station Kriens.

Cogwheel railway-  Alpnachstad Valley Station, Brünigstrasse 2, 6053 Alpnachstad. You can reach here by train, Alpnachstad train station is across the street from the cogwheel railway station in Alpnachstad. The train journey back to Lucerne is about 20 minutes, or by boat, the ferry terminal is located about 100 meters from the cogwheel train station in Alpnachstad, on the opposite side of the train station. 

Note:
You must present a printed voucher for this Mt Pilatus day tour from Lucerne
Children aged 6-15 years can book the child ticket for the day trip to Mt Pilatus.
Children aged 0-6 years can participate free of charge.
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Jungfraujoch Train Tickets from Interlaken @ Flat 28% off
  • 7H
  • Interlaken
  • 7H
₹22,707 ₹16,349
Land of stereotypes, Switzerland boasts of expansive greenery, picturesque landscapes, chocolate, cheese, and watches. One of the most beautiful places in the world, the country can be called a stylish tourist destination. We have for you a package to make your trip to Switzerland complete.

About 
Jungfraujoch Train Ticket From Interlaken:
When in Europe taste the beauty of heaven by reaching 3,454 meters above sea level. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Swiss Alps which offers views of the most stunning snow-capped mountains in all of Switzerland. The place is covered with snow 365 days of the year which will help you have some fun snow activities.

The quest starts from Interlaken Ost train station from where we will head for Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen and change trains. From there we get to go upwards to Klein Scheidegg and making the last train change up to Jungfraujoch. Witness the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are what awaits us at the summit.

Activities such as Ice Palace, Sphinx Vantage Terrace, 360° Cinematic Experience, Alpine sensation, Snow Fun Park, and Hole in One plus is ready to thrill you. Not to mention you can also try different kinds of local food there. Book this once-on-a-lifetime experience now.

Operating Hours:
Most Jungfraujoch attractions: Open during railway operating hours, daily
Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, daily
Restaurant Bollywood: Open from Apr-Oct during railway operating hours, daily

Timings: 6:50 AM

Meeting Location:
Interlaken Ost Train Station

How To Reach:
By train from outside Interlaken
By bus within Interlaken: Take bus number 21, 102, 103, 104 to Interlaken Ost Train Station

Note:
Children Aged 6 - 15 years can avail child tickets for Jungfraujoch train ticket from Interlaken.
Children aged 0- 5 years can avail the train ticket to Jungfraujoch for free when accompanied by a paid adult.
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Sightseeing Cruise in Geneva, Book @ Flat 36% off
  • 1H
  • Geneva
  • 1H
₹2,297 ₹1,470
About the Lake Geneva Sightseeing Cruise:
The sightseeing cruise in Lake Geneva lets you explore and visit the beauty and charm of the Geneva city along Lac Léman. Don't miss out the chance of grasping the views of the city’s top monuments as well as landmarks, and structures.

If you are in Geneva, you cannot afford to miss discovering prominent spots such as the Pierres du Niton, Mont-Blanc Mountain, Jet d'eau Fountain, and the UN Headquarters. You shall be able to witness the beauty as well as grasp information about each sight with the assistance of multilingual commentaries which would be provided on the official cruise web-app.

Geneva Lake Cruise Timings
: 2:15 PM

Geneva Lake Cruise Meet Up Information:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your cruise's departure time.
Your return location will be the same as your start location.
You can choose to board at either of the below two locations:

Meeting Point 1: Mont-Blanc Pier
Address: Mont-Blanc Pier / CGN, 2 Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva
How to get there: Take bus numbers 6, 8, 9 or 25 and get off at Mont-Blanc stop. The pier is across the street on the left side of the bridge.

Meeting Point 2: Jardin-Anglais Pier
Address: Jardin-Anglais Pier, 1 Promenade du Lac, 1207 Geneva
How to get there: Take bus numbers 2 or 6 and get off at Rue de Lac stop. Walk for about 200 meters on Rue des Pierres-du-Niton until you reach the pier and the shore

Note:
Children aged 6-15 years can book the child ticket for the Geneva sightseeing cruise.
Infants aged 0-5 years can participate free of charge but need to make a booking to get the voucher.
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Explore Swiss National Park

Explore Swiss National Park
One of the most impressive places in Switzerland is this National Park. This largest and oldest protected area in the country is a treasure of native Swiss flora and fauna. The park houses thousands of varieties of animals and reptiles like Chamois, Red deer, Fox, Ibex, Northern viper, etc. amidst miles of rugged and untouched wilderness.

Switzerland weather in May is perfect for you to see exotic native plants & flowers like Pygmy buttercup, Glacier crowfoot, Fairy thimble bellflower, Lady’s slipper, etc. in emulated habitats like Alpine meadow habitat, Pass dal Fuorn forests, and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, etc.

The Park is a haven for hiking enthusiasts with over 100 kilometres of trails and 21 routes. The in house Schmelzer Museum is a great place to see interesting natural exhibits related to animals, mining, etc. 

Location: Runatsch 124, Chaste Planta-Wildenberg 7530, Zerenz.

Price:
- Adults- CHF 7, INR 545
- Children (6-16 years)- CHF 3, INR 234
Bahnhofstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse, a tiny and yet so imposing street of Zurich is all centred with luxurious fashion brands, Swizz-chocolate shops, warm cafes, art galleries and much more. This extravagant high street of Zurich is well known as one of the most exclusive and expensive shopping arcades in Europe while being the third most expensive on the global list.

So, if you are a shopping buff and like to indulge in some of the world-class brands such as Apple, Chanel, Cartier, Gucci, Hekket, H&M, Burberry, Dior and Manor etc, then it's the right place for you to be!

The street is fairly 1.4 km long which can be covered in only 20 minutes on foot but the urge to go in and around all those irresistible stores will not just let you walk by! Besides, great fashion and everything in vogue, this sought-after street of Zurich is also admired for its aesthetic built.

Inspired from the 19th-century style and architecture, the street hardly composes any modern cast of buildings thus, keeping the true Victorian flavour alive to lure people from far and wide. Anything being said stands less for this pretty town street, but one thing that’s for sure; everything here is a visual treat.

Come here once or come here twice, the unforgettable taste and vibes will influence you for life. 
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Swiss Museum of Transport Tickets, Book @ Flat 15% off
  • 7H
  • Lucerne
  • 7H
₹1,325 ₹1,126
Are you a lover of trains, planes, automobiles, and other forms of transportation then this is the deal for you. Get a ticket to the Swiss museum of transport in Lucerne. The museum was opened in 1959 shows a large collection of the forms of transport. 

About Swiss Museum of Transport Tickets:
Learn about the history and operating systems of all 
road, rail, water, and air-borne mobility, and even space travel transports at the Swiss Museum of transport. Interact with the 3,000+ displays and visit the Aviation hall where the high-tech simulators will give you the realistic feeling of flight. You can learn to fly an airplane or helicopter using the high-tech flight simulators.

Explore the history of flying machines with a large aerial photo collection. Get to know about the communication technology at the Media World. 

Swiss Museum Of Transport Ticket options:
Ticket to Swiss Museum of transport and entrance ticket to Media World.
Ticket to Swiss Museum of transport, entrance ticket to Media World with a visit to Swiss chocolate adventure and access to the daily screenings/shows in the Filmtheatre and Planetarium.
The Swiss chocolate adventure in German, Chocolate tasting session by a Lindt master chocolatier and audio guide in French, Italian, English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, and Portuguese languages. 

Museum Opening Hours: 10:00 am-05:00 pm

Location:
Swiss Museum of Transport, Lidostrasse 5, CH-6006 Lucerne

How to reach 
Swiss Museum Of Transport:
By train- From Lucerne railway station take S3 or Voralpen-Express for 8 minutes and get off at stop Luzern Verkehrshaus
By bus- Take bus number 6, 8 or 24 to bus stop Verkehrshaus and walk for 3-4 minutes to the museum entrance

Note:
Children aged 6-15 years can book the child Swiss Museum of Transport ticket.
The minimum recommended age for the daily travelers at the Filmtheatre and Planetarium is age 6 years.
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Mount Titlis Tour from Lucerne | Book Online & Get 20% off
  • 5H
  • Lucerne
  • 5H
₹11,249 ₹8,999
Explore Mount Titlis day tour with cable  through the beautiful countryside of Switzerland to Engelberg. Titlis is the highest mountain between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland. Enjoy walking to the highest suspension bridge in Europe, Cliff Walk with beautiful Titlis mountain. 

What to Expect:

Ride the world's first fully rotating cable car
Enjoy riding in the revolving cable car with mount Titlis day trip. The first-ever revolving cable car in the world allows you to enjoy 360-degree views of the glacier's crevasses.

Enjoy crossing the bridge, the Cliff Walk
Experience the Cliff walk, cross Europe's highest suspension bridge. Feel the excitement while you reach the 3,000 meters above ground of the mountain and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-covered Alps.  

Meet Snow Penguins
Visit the Glacier Cave, slide down the slopes at the Glacier Park and enjoy snow activities. Slide down the slopes at the Glacier Park and make your own snow. 

Local English speaking guide
The guide can speak English, German, and Spanish. The tour guide will tell you about the history and enjoy the beautiful way of the countryside of Switzerland to Engelberg.

Know Before You Go:

Starting time: 12.30 pm
End time: 06.00 pm

Reaching There:
Frankenstrasse 2-4 (on a sidewalk), 6003 Lucerne
You can reach here by trains EC/EXT/IC/IC21/IR/IR15/IR26/IR27/IR70/IR75/RE/S1/S3/S4/S5/S6/S9/S44/S55/S61/S99/VAE to Lucerne train station. Frankenstrasse street is settled in a side street next to it. 

- Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins
- The Mount Titlis day tour with Cable car from Lucerne voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
- Child ticket age is 6-15 for Mount Titlis day trip.
- Children aged 0-6 years can participate free of charge but need to make a booking.
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Lake Lucerne
Surrounded by picturesque lush green mountains and Swiss architecture, Lake Lucerne is an emerald stretch of calm waters situated at an elevation of 1,424 feet from the sea level. Fed by four basins crawling through the edging lands, the lake is always brimming with freshness and coolness in its waters.

You could plan a cruise or boating experience in these waters where you could organise a business event, a celebration party, a proposal or simply a romantic date. Whatever you choose to do in here, you will be astounded with options for a diverse fleet which includes historic paddle steamers and modern motor vessels too.

While on your cruise, you would witness the cluster of beautiful Swiss houses in its west accompanied by the untouched grasslands of Horw. While on its south, the majestic and pale limestone mountain chain could be seen creating a reflection in the calm lake waters.

Also the Seelisberg cut through by various tiny basins is situated in its south and the Swiss Meggenhorn Castle is aligned to the north bank of the Lucerne Lake. You could explore the mountain Rigi on foot and admire the beauty of the lake from a height. Every mentioned element combines together to make this a tourist hub which is appreciated by every person visiting here.
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Mount Rigi
Mountain peaks surround the stunning landscape of Lucerne, amongst them is the most popular the "queen of the mountains," Mount Rigi. It sits atop three lakes, namely, Zug, Lucerne, and Lauerz. At the height of 1797.5, the panoramic views of the Swiss town are enchanting.

You can take a cog train ride to tour near the mountain on a clear day. Besides the train visitors can also get there on a cable car or a gondola. Moreover, there are hikes organized during summers and sports activities like skiing, snowboarding, etc. take place during winters at Mount Rigi.

That being said, Mount Rigi is a place that wouldn't disappoint you no matter when you visit. With the vivid scenery and the delightful atmosphere, Mount Rigi is one of the places to visit in Lucerne.

Best time to Visit- June - September (December- February)
Entry fee- Free
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Discover The Oldest Swiss Town – Chur

Discover The Oldest Swiss Town – Chur
When in Switzerland, make sure to visit this almost 11,000-year-old town. While Chur’s claim to fame is that it is the starting point for the famous Bernina Express, the town is undoubtedly much more than that. This magnificent place was a popular spot for the ancient Romanic nomads to meet and mingle even before 5000 BC.

The highlights of the town are its 8000-year-old gothic cathedral, the church of St. Martin that houses the second largest clock face in the country, and over 20 unique fountains. The underground 5th-century St. Stephen’s church, the grand and looming building of the Chur Rathaus, and the stunning Swiss castles, are some of the best things to see in Switzerland in May here.

One of the most enjoyable activities here is soaking in the sun and strolling at the shopping street at Kornplatz during your Switzerland in May vacation.

Location: The town lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley in the canton of Grisons.
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Cruise on the Beautiful Lake Thun

Cruise on the Beautiful Lake Thun
Cruising across the clear blue waters of Lake Thun amidst the spectacular Alpine views is one of the unforgettable things to see in Switzerland in May. Especially the exhilarating airstream and the splashing of the waves helps to cool off on long hot days.

As the steamship clatters and puffs its way across the unperturbed water, the riders indulge in fine cuisine while casting admiring gazes at the romantic castles on the banks. The entire trip from Interlaken to Thun takes around two hours and 10 minutes is an amazing option to bask in the charm of the region at a slow pace.

Price:
Children (0-5 Years): Free
          Adults: CHF 102 –CHF 121

Timings:
Different departures every day except Monday.
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Stroll in the Stein Am Rhein

Stroll in the Stein Am Rhein
Stein am Rhein is one of the most outstanding things to see in Switzerland in May. As the course of the river Rhine runs throughout this beautiful countryside, strolling in and around Stein am Rhein is a special delight in the summer months.

The medieval town oozes nostalgic ambiance where the paths wander through woods and then comes out into meadows again. Dawdling around  Stein am Rhein also offers the opportunity to witness the beautifully preserved murals, painted facades and half-timbered houses dating back to the middle ages.

Price: Day Trips: Adults: CHF 66, Children: CHF   33
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Drench in the Trummelbach Waterfalls

Drench in the Trummelbach Waterfalls
We are always spoilt for choice when it involves the discussion of what to see in Switzerland in May. The multi-tiered Trummelbach Falls which gurgles down the scarped cliffs is one such mind-boggling wonder. Eminent for being Europe's largest cave waterfall, it gushes down gallons of water every second with a deafening sound.

Shed your inhibition and drench yourself under the waterfall as water in the form of spray torrents through the rocky cascades.

Price:
Adults: CHF 11, Children: CHF 4 

Timings:
May (Daily):9 AM - 5 PM
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Dine At The James Bond Restaurant

Dine At The James Bond Restaurant
This restaurant, originally known as Piz Gloria, became famous around the world after featuring in a 1969 James Bond movie. It was initially a research institute that was featured as a restaurant in the film and has been functioning as one of the most intriguing dining places in the world.

This is a revolving restaurant that takes a full spin in 45 minutes for visitors to savour amazing views of over 200 Alpine peaks. Don’t miss to try James Bond spaghetti, cheese platter, 007 burger, Hungarian goulash soup, Escalope of salmon, Skyfall beef entrecote, apple strudel, fruit tarts, and Indian dishes like Dal and Aloo matar. Switzerland weather in May is great to enjoy eating at the sun terrace of the restaurant.

Location: Schilthornbahn AG, Hoheweg 2, 3800 Interlaken. 

Price: Buffet meal per person CHF 29.5, INR 2170.
Lake Zurich
Offering panoramic views of the steel grey mountains with their tips covered in snow at a distance, Lake Zurich is crowned as one of the biggest and most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. Extending to the south east of the Zurich city, the lake is the creation of the river Linth which takes birth from Glarus Alps glaciers.

Carved like a banana, the lake streams passing through the city are termed Limmat, the downstream at Seedamm is called Rapperswil whereas the upstream is called Obersee. Flanked by forested chain of hills on both the sides, Lake Zurich has Albis and Zimmerberg hills on its south and Pfannenstiel hills on its north.

The gentle slopes of the banks of the lake are covered with fragrant vineyards and orchards to enhance its beauty several times. Edging the the largest city Zurich on its west, lake Zurich is a popular place for excursion in the present time.

People from all around the world and the locals come here to unwind themselves and spend a day with peace. The gently rocking waves accompanied with laziness and fine food becomes a synonym for vacation in Zurich. The best thing you could do is to take a boat and explore the untarnished distant banks of the pristine lake.
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Lake Geneva

One of the largest lakes in Western Europe, Lake Geneva is shared between Switzerland and France. Located on the north side of the Alps, the natural beauty of the lake and its surrounding area, make it a popular tourist attraction.

Shaped like a crescent moon, Lake Geneva is home to different landscapes, depending on where you are. When coming from the eastern side, you can enjoy the breath-taking view of the Alps. While on the northern side, you can enjoy vine-covered slopes with villages and castles. The lake is also home to varied wildlife. The common buzzard and the red kite can be found in plenty.

Covering an area of 7975 square kilometres, Lake Geneva is also popular for a number of water sports. From sailing, windsurfing and boating to rowing and scuba diving, one can enjoy a number of leisurely activities. Swimming events and yacht racing are two of the most popular events at Lake Geneva, and are major crowd pullers. In fact, the yacht racing festival is a much-awaited festival in the area where participants develop high-performance catamarans just to compete.

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The Great 5 Lakes Walk

The Great 5 Lakes Walk
Swiss lakes are famous for their magnificent beauty and unique landscapes. Now imagine seeing 5 of the most beautiful lakes on a single 10-kilometre trail. The ‘Great 5 Lakes Walk’ is an absolute must during your visit to Switzerland in May, especially for those who love the raw wilderness of nature.

You will pass through lakes like Stellisee, Grindjisee, and Leisee lakes that are popular for the reflection of the majestic Matterhorn in their crystal clear waters. The other two, Grunsee and Moosjisee, are loved for their natural beauty of sandy beaches, rare flower thickets, and lush pine forests. 

Location: The walk starts at Blauherd. 

Price: The walk can be self-guided.
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Visit a UNESCO Vineyard at Vevey

Visit a UNESCO Vineyard at Vevey
These lush terraced vineyards stretching between Lausanne and Vevey-Montreux are one of the most popular spots for wine-tourism in Switzerland in May. These vineyards were originally walls and terraces built by Cistercian monks in the 12th-century, which were taken over by winegrowers.

Every spot in the vineyard produces wines with starkly different delicate flavours affected by the factors like the amount of sunlight they receive, the heat from the stone walls, and the waters of Lake Geneva. There are beautiful tasting terraces where you can not only try wine varieties like Gamay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay paired with king grape Chasselas & cheese, but also soak in the luxuriant beauty of the place for hours. 

Location: Near the shores of Lake Geneva, Market Square of Vevey.

Price: CHF 49, INR 3600.
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Visit the Olympic Museum

Visit the Olympic Museum
A must-visit for those who love sports, this museum is dedicated to the energy, history, values of excellence, respect, and evolution of the Olympics. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, this museum is one of the most amazing places to visit in Switzerland in May.

It houses over 1500 items like the first-ever Olympic flag, torches, medals, etc. You can see amazing theme-based photo exhibits, documentaries, and even simulated interactive VR devices that allow you to relive the same physical and intellectual experience as the athletes. 

Location: Quai d’Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland.

Price:
- Adults- CHF 18, INR 1400
- Children (6-16 years)- CHF 10, INR 778
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Montreux

Montreux
At the foot of the Alps, Montreux is an authentic little piece of paradise on the shoreline of Lake Geneva. It offers a postcard landscape and has been a visitor-magnet since the 19th century. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, Montreux has attracted many artists, writers, musicians,artists and travelers in search of beauty, tranquillity, and inspiration.

Price:
Day Trip to Montreux :CHF 76.93 - CHF128.22 
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Basel

Basel
Ruffled in North West Switzerland, Basel is located on the borders of three countries ie. France, Germany, and Switzerland.The enthralling charisma of this medieval townhouse, beautiful architectures, heavy doses of culture and picturesque streets.

As the Rhine River runs through this pocket-sized Swiss metropolis, a quiet and calm vibe envelopes every nook and corner of the city. Besides, Basel has many delicious restaurants and is known to be food lovers’ utopia.

Price:
Day Trip to Basel: CHF 169 
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Visit the Seilpark Interlaken

Visit the Seilpark Interlaken
Seilpark Interlaken is an ideal place to awaken your inner adventurer and is suitable for both adult adrenaline seekers and families with children. Beginning with timid first-timers to seasoned adrenaline junkies, Seilpark Interlaken is one of the vivacious places to include in your itinerary on your holiday to Switzerland.

Visitors can indulge in heart-pumping activities like river rafting, canyoning, paragliding,zip-lining, skydiving, bungee jumping, and many more on their venture to this place.

Price:
Adult: CHF 42, Children Under 16: CHF 31

Timings:
Monday- Sunday (May): 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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02 February 2020
Excellent
Extremely professional, elegantly managed and thoroughly enjoyable, everything about Cruise is just delightful. A definite recommendation from my end.
20 January 2020
Excellent
What a delightful experience. The panorama yacht saphir cruise was just the right amount of fun and relaxation I was looking for my trip to Switzerland. The beautiful views coupled with the luxurious yacht ride, it was truly amazing. The best 1 hour of my trip.
19 January 2020
Excellent
. I was traveling solo to Switzerland for a business trip when I discovered I had a day to explore the city. While I have enjoyed a number of attractions in the past in Switzerland, I wanted to indulge in some adventure. So, I booked with Simme River Rafting and boy was it an experience. I got to make new friends and had a ton of fun. The entire activity was conducted professionally and the right kind of safety was in place.
08 December 2019
Excellent
Professional, punctual and all safety in place, my river rating experience with Simme River Rafting was extremely delightful and we had a ton of fun. The fun fact is that kids can also enjoy it quite thoroughly. I really felt pumped after the expectations and it really completed me and my families entire visit to Switzerland.
13 November 2019
Excellent
The perfect adventure for a group of friends, we thoroughly enjoyed the Simme River Rafting Experience. It was really an eye-opener for me especially to know that there is so much adventure hidden in the mesmerizing beauty of Switzerland. A must try especially if you are in a group, visiting Switzerland.
06 December 2019
Superb
We had a great time here, you should definitely give it a try to schilthorn cable car.
27 November 2019
Excellent
There are some great things about Schilthorn cable car: The view of the mesmerizing mountains is really something one could never get enough of. The tour is designed and managed very professionally by the team. The great dining experience can be enjoyed at the revolving restaurant.
16 January 2020
Excellent
The best experience for me in Switzerland by far. Especially, witnessing the revolving restaurant for the first time really made me think how far ahead we have come. Extremely safe and wonderfully exciting, the cable car ride is a must-try.
27 October 2019
Excellent
One of the best places to spend an evening. The inside of the Yacht is very polished and everything about the space spoke of comfort and luxury. We got an amazing opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the town and the mountains which was really amazing and we took a ton of photos. I recommend the tour to everyone who is visiting Switzerland.
10 November 2019
Excellent
The experience was magical. I and my family had a great time on the Yacht. We got to enjoy an enthralling view of the mountains. Thanks, Thrillophlia for such an experience. I just hope the entire tour lasted for a little more time.

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People Also Ask About Switzerland

  1. Is May a good time to visit Switzerland?

    Yes, in fact, May is the month that shoulders the best travel months in Switzerland. This is the spring season which makes the entire country shimmer in hues of green and blooming flowers. This is when the funiculars and cogwheel trains that had stopped their operations due to winters started resuming.

    Since this is the low month for skiing, while you might find some snow on the slopes, you will do so minus the noise & crowds. May is also the time to enjoy the Gruyeres Cheese Festival to taste the world’s best cheese and see famous Alpine cattle ascent in villages like Appenzeli and Engstligenalp.
  2. Will there be snow in Switzerland in May?

    There is no snow in the low-lying areas like the cities of Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, etc. in the month of May. To find snow, you will need to plan a trip to high altitude places like Zermatt, Jungfrau, and Mt. Titlis that are covered in snow almost throughout the year. You may also find some snow at some of the high ski resorts.
  3. What's the weather in Switzerland in May?

    May is the start of the summer season in Switzerland. The average temperatures range around 14°C with highs of around 20°C and the night temperatures dropping to around 6°C. The skies are mostly clear and the weather is sunny and breezy alternated by cloud covers and drizzles on some days.
  4. What should I pack for Switzerland in May?

    This should be your packing list for your Swiss travel in May:
    - T-shirts- short and long sleeved
    Light sweaters/ jackets, stoles
    Jeans, cotton/linen trousers, shorts
    Comfortable walking shoes, open-toed sandals
    Hiking boots if you plan to trek
    Sunglasses, sunscreen, cap/hat
    Essential medicines
  5. How many days are enough in Switzerland?

    5-6 days are enough to explore this incredible country. In this time, you can explore the Alps region including the ski resorts, high altitude lakes, wildlife, etc. You can spend time seeing some of the cities like Zurich, Bern, Basel, etc. trying out a range of authentic Swiss cuisine and seeing the iconic architecture.

    In this time, you can also ride in some of the oldest funiculars in the world, try some of the finest wines, and shop at amazing places ranging from the most exclusive and expensive shopping street in the world to vibrant local markets.
  6. Which is the most beautiful city in Switzerland?

    Lucerne is the most beautiful city in Switzerland because of its unparalleled alpine landscapes and its medieval legacy.
  7. Will there be snow in Switzerland in May?

    There is no snow in the low-lying areas like the cities of Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, etc. in the month of May. To find snow, you will need to plan a trip to high altitude places like Zermatt, Jungfrau, and Mt. Titlis that are covered in snow almost throughout the year. You may also find some snow at some of the high ski resorts.

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