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Switzerland in May
Written by Tanmayee on June 4, 2020 Share on

Switzerland in May – 10 Things to Do on Your Swiss Trip in May

Switzerland, gives you a once in a lifetime experience, with its snow-capped Alps, turquoise lakes, and huge grasslands. Along with the breathtaking scenic views, Switzerland is also the land of chocolates, cheese, Cuckoo clocks and Yodelling. Switzerland has been a bucket list country for tourists across the world. You can spend months in this beautiful country and have the time of your life.

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There are so many highlights in Switzerland that you should visit during your trip there. The best time to visit these places would be during the shoulder season from April to June and September to October. May happens to be the most prominent time to visit Switzerland, as you can enjoy milder weather, fewer crowds, and lower prices.

So, if you’re planning a trip to the Switzerland in May, then here’s a list of experiences and the best places you can visit in Switzerland in May –

10 Things to Do in Switzerland in May

  • Cable car ride at Matterhorn In Zermatt
  • Take A Boat Cruise at the Rhine Falls
  • Ride the cogwheel railway to visit Mt. Pilatus
  • Playing in the snow at Jungfraujoch
  • Alps In Interlaken – Go For Paragliding
  • Mount Titlis
  • Skydiving at Interlaken
  • Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich – Shop Till You Drop
  • Chocolate making at the Funky Chocolate Club
  • Chur – Discover The Oldest Swiss Town

1. Cable car ride at Matterhorn In Zermatt

Cable car ride at Matterhorn, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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One of the best things to see and experience in Switzerland in May are its incredible mountain ranges, peaks and glaciers. One of the most famous mountain ranges in Switzerland is the Matterhorn in Zermatt. May would be a perfect month for you to visit this popular mountain. You can go trekking, mountaineering, and glacier-hiking and enjoy the breathtaking views. However, one of the unmissable things to do at the Matterhorn is the cable car ride. You can take the cable car over Gornergrat, Rothorn and Matterhorn glacier for a beautiful experience.

2. Take A Boat Cruise at the Rhine Falls

Boat cruise at Rhine falls, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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Situated on the edge of Schaffhausen and Zürich, Rhine Falls is yet another must-visit tourist attraction in Switzerland in May. You have several viewing galleries from where you can see the cascading waterfalls. However, if you want an experience of a lifetime, then you should get on a boat cruise that will take you to the middle of the falls. Add this to the list of things you must experience in Switzerland during May.

3. Ride the cogwheel railway to visit Mt. Pilatus

Cogwheel railway at Mt.Pilatus, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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Imagine spending a day surrounded by snow-capped peaks and meadows, sounds beautiful, right? Switzerland has a myriad of alps and mountains and one of the most famous ones in Mt.Pilatus. There are multiple ways for you to reach the Mt.Pilatus. Most often, tourists prefer riding the cogwheel railway to reach the top of Mount Pilatus. This is considered to be the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. The Cogwheel railway ride is operational between May and September and tourists opt for this ride as it is not only a thrilling journey to the top but also a beautiful journey. If you wish to enjoy the snow in Switzerland in May, then you can also consider hiking in the mountains. 

4. Playing in the snow at Jungfraujoch

 Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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Feel on top of the world as you take this stunning train journey that starts from Kleine Scheidegg and moves up to Jungfraujoch in Interlaken on your trip to Switzerland in May. The train passes through alpine forests, snow-covered meadows, and lakes. During your journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, you can sit back, unwind, cherish the stunning views, take pictures and create memories that will last a lifetime. Although you might have taken many train rides in your life before, this one will surely beat the other train journeys. After a beautiful journey, you will reach the top where you can check out the observatory, restaurant, shops, and also play outside in the snow for as long as you want. 

5. Alps In Interlaken – Go For Paragliding

Paragliding in Interlaken, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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Apart from experiencing the beautiful alpine forests, snow-capped mountains and blue lakes via train rides and cable cars, you must also experience through Paragliding. When you’re visiting Switzerland in May, Paragliding should be a must-do activity on your list.  Imagine the thrill of gliding over the French Alps in a parachute while enjoying the stunning beauty and serenity of nature. Paragliding gives you a completely different experience of admiring the panoramic view of peaks, mountains, glaciers, and lakes. The activity takes only about 15-20 minutes, so make sure you enjoy every single minute of it. 

6. Mount Titlis

Mount Titlis, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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Have you ever dreamt of enjoying and playing in the snow? Have you always wondered which would be a perfect place for you to experience snow? We have the right place for you – Mount Titlis has been a famous attraction ever since Switzerland became a popular tourist location. The speciality of Mount Titlis is that it is covered in snow throughout the summer season. Because of this very reason, this snow-covered mountain has been one of the most captivating places to visit in Switzerland in May. Just like the other mountains, you can visit this mountain by taking a cable car ride to reach the summit. 

7. Skydiving at Interlaken

Skydiving at Interlaken, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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While there may be several other destinations for skydiving in the world, Switzerland is definitely considered to be one among the top skydiving destinations. The best place for you to go skydiving in Switzerland is hands down Interlaken. Take a flight up in the sky and dive from the flight over Switzerland’s mesmerizing landscapes of green pastures and fields. Switzerland in May would be the perfect time for you to skydive as the temperature is ideal. Besides skydiving, one can engage in adventure sports like bungee jumping, paragliding, mountain biking, and off-roading etc in Interlaken during May. 

8.Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich – Shop Till You Drop

Shopping at Bahnhofstrasse, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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We all know that Switzerland is home to stunning scenery and natural beauty. However, there’s much more to this place than just scenery. Switzerland is also home to some of the best shopping places. The most often visited one is the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. Bahnhofstrasse is an internationally renowned shopping avenue. It has some of the classiest boutique stores for fashion, jewellery, and lifestyle. You can find everything from trendy outfits, sparkling accessories, exquisite home décor and classiest Swiss watches, in here. If you’re a shopaholic, then you must visit Bahnhofstrasse in Switzerland in May

9. Chocolate making at the Funky Chocolate Club 

Chocolate making at Funky chocolate club Switzerland, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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Chocolate lover or not, when in Switzerland you must definitely try their delicious chocolates. There are several places where you can taste chocolates, but our suggestion would be the Funky Chocolate Club. The Funky Chocolate Club in Interlaken not only offers the finest chocolates but also lets you make these chocolates. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? It offers an exclusive and famous chocolate-making workshop which allows visitors to learn the process of melting, mixing, and then serving handmade chocolate with the supervision and guidance of qualified experts. Once you’re done learning the art of making chocolates, you can visit their cafe where you can eat and socialize with the people who attended the session with you. So, don’t miss this on your trip to Switzerland in May.

10. Chur – Discover The Oldest Swiss Town

Chur - oldest Swiss town, Things to Do in Switzerland in May
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Chur, located in the canton of Graubünden, is known to be the oldest town in Switzerland. This town is believed to be as old as 5,000 years. Be ready with your camera to capture some of the oldest and fascinating things here on your holiday in Switzerland in May. The best part about this town is that it’s completely car-free. It would be a perfect place for you to go walking and enjoy the historical streets and the stunning scenic views. If you’re looking for a different experience during your visit to Switzerland in the month of May, then be sure to visit Chur. 

Switzerland has been a dream destination for people since the start of tourism. The peacefulness, history, adventure and world-class gastronomy makes it an ideal tourist destination. If you’re planning for a vacation in Switzerland in May, you’ve got the right destination

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