Switzerland in May or September?

Jun 1st, 2007, 03:00 PM
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Another vote for September. I lived in Luzern for a couple of years and fall was always my favorite time. Tourists leaving, leaves turning.....
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Not to mention the traveler can often times find cheaper airfares after Labor Day in the USA.

I remember on the old AOL forums, we had Swiss travel enthusiasts there on AOL who liked the time frame of Mid July to mid August. They always enjoyed being in Switzerland for Swiss National day on August 1.

One of the things that really stuck out to me by the September travel thing besides the "better weather" thing, was how much easier it is to get train seats on the mountain hops and funiculars. I have memories of being packed into the Murren funicular.

I think that people are leaning the benefits of late summer and fall travel thus making it not as "Less crowded" in September as it maybe once was. It was a good thing for awhile

I think the poster has decided on September as the time to plan the trip to the mountains of Switzerland and I think they made a wise decision.

One memory of a day in Gimmelwald (Sorry Bob, I stil enjoy Gimmelwald) Just kidding Bob. I know you enjoy Gimmelwald. LOL One memory though of Muren I have was one warm and humid September day. I swear that the temperature that day seemed to be pushing 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity was up as well thus making it feel like a September day in the Southern USA. I remember the nights were cool enough that a jacket was needed. Bob mentioned Gimmelwald and the Rick Steves thing. One of my favorite walks is the Allmenhubel to Grutschalps walk. Gimmelwald is still one of my favorite places in this area. Last year I took a female friend to this area and her favorite part of the entire trip was the day we spent in Gimmelwald. We stopped off at The Mittgahorn hotel where Walter and his buds were there. We sipped coffee just outside the hotel on those tables set up there. We basically just strolled around soaking the scenes and experiences in. It was a great day!!. Then we walked up the hill back to Murren and then over to Winteregg . We enjoyed some lunch and wine. Great day!!!

What I have preached about was September weather in The Berner Oberland, Jung Frau region.

I have also enjoyed good weather in September in Zermatt, Saas Fee, and some other areas also. Zermatt is a little cooler mostly than the areas around and above Grindlewald, but I enjoyed sunshine and clear blues skies in the Wallis region.

September is probably going to be more crowded now. LOL
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