The best time to visit Switzerland largely depends on whether you’re planning a city or mountain break. The former are best visited in the temperate summer months (June–Sept). Rainfall varies widely, with the northern cities (Bern, Zürich) experiencing more overcast skies than, for instance, Lugano, which tends to have long periods of sunshine occasionally punctuated by short downpours. During winter most cities receive generous dumps of snow, though this rarely causes life to grind to a halt. In the mountains the two main seasons run from June to October, and from mid-December to mid-April; between these times, most mountain resorts close down altogether.

 

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The best aerial views in the world

The best aerial views in the world

View Sydney from the Harbour Bridge, Australia The ‘coat hanger’, as it’s affectionately dubbed by locals, was the longest single span bridge in the wor…

17 Dec 2014 • Olivia Rawes camera_alt Gallery
Night-skiing, sledging and melted cheese in Switzerland

Night-skiing, sledging and melted cheese in Switzerland

Rough Guides editor and adrenalin junkie Helen Abramson is charmed by night-skiing and scared witless by sledging in Adelboden, Switzerland. I sit looking out …

03 Oct 2014 • Helen Abramson insert_drive_file Article
10 of the best GoPro videos

10 of the best GoPro videos

Since GoPro was founded in 2004, they’ve inspired photographers to capture the world from a new angle. Today there’s a huge range of small and versatile wa…

03 Oct 2014 • Eleanor Aldridge insert_drive_file Article
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