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Want a spring in your step? Head to Switzerland and experience the country come alive!

Want a spring in your step? Head to Switzerland and experience the country come alive!

Every season in Switzerland offers a unique charm for both locals and tourists but there is something special about experiencing the country come alive in spring after a long winter. Layers of winter clothing are off and the weather is just perfect — not too cold and not yet hot. People are ready to explore the outdoors, soak in all the beauty and partake in the numerous activities across cities like Zurich, Interlaken, Lucerne Montreux and Lugano.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can explore in each city this spring:


Want a spring in your step? Head to Switzerland and experience the country come alive!

Zurich: Switzerland’s largest city flourishes in the spring because there is just so much to do! You can embark on captivating city tours to uncover the city’s rich history, be it the medieval old town or its modern architectural marvels. You can cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Zurich, soak in breathtaking views of the skyline and promenade, be part of the local vibe and culture and indulge in the most palatable food and wine. For the outdoor enthusiasts, mountain biking and hiking adventures in the home mountain Uetliberg promise to keep you pumped. In the mood for a nice nature-inspired walk when the weather is nothing short of perfect? Explore picturesque trails through lush forests and meadows buzzing with new life, with stunning glimpses of the Swiss Alps when you least expect it.

Interlaken: Interlaken is where you can really indulge your adventurous streak. Get a first-hand experience of the rush of white-water rafting best enjoyed in spring when the snow up in the mountains and glaciers melts. This transforms Switzerland’s sleeping rivers into thrilling, vibrant courses for rafting enthusiasts. Take to the skies for an unforgettable paragliding and skydiving adventures that give you the most beautiful arial views of the city’s stunning valleys and lakes. Work your arms as you canoe through tall, narrow gorges or push the pedal as you hop on to a mountain bike and conquer rugged trails against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps.

Want a spring in your step? Head to Switzerland and experience the country come alive!

Lugano: Nestled in the Italian-speaking region, Lugano is a must-visit city if you want a true glimpse of spring in Switzerland. It boasts blooming flowers, palm trees, and crystal-clear water of Lake Lugano. A springful visit to Lugano would include immersing in experiences like taking a tranquil walk in Parco Ciani, a beautiful 63,000 square meter lakeside park, taking a funicular ride to Monte Brè to witness unimaginable panoramic views of the city, and a cruise ride on Lake Lugano.

Montreux: This traditional Swiss resort town on Lake Geneva attracts hordes of tourists from around the globe who are drawn each year to its vibrant spring flower blooms, ode to artistic splendors and grand Belle Époque buildings. Chillon Castle, with its rich history and scenic lakeside setting, offers the ultimate vistas with its centuries-old architecture glimmering in the shadows of the lake and surrounding mountains to form a fairytale-like setting. For those who want to breathe in fresh outdoor air, hiking or even biking around Montreux in the UNESCO world heritage site – Lavaux Vineyards is one of the best ways to experience the landscape, with countless trails to choose from.

Want a spring in your step? Head to Switzerland and experience the country come alive!

Lucerne: As spring arrives in Lucerne and the sun bathes the city in its warmth, you’ll see hordes of locals and tourists out and about in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region. It’s one of the best times to enjoy local food, or browse through Lucerne’s many interesting markets like the flea market, crafts market and many more. Outdoor enthusiasts can discover the city on bike, cycling along its charming streets and picturesque lakeside paths, immersing themselves in the vibrant vibe of the season and the beautiful surroundings. Don’t forget, no trip to Lucerne is complete without a leisurely cruise on Lake Lucerne and a trip to Mt Pilatus, the home mountain of the city.