Switzerland trip in mid October-weather & scenery?

Switzerland trip in mid October-weather & scenery?

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rohan1sharma
rohan1sharma
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Jun 4, 2017 - 10:29 AM

hi

I am planning a family trip to Switzerland from 14-21 Oct. how is weather and scenery because it's the start of autumn season? Also will Jungfrau, Mt.Titlis be open?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 4, 2017 - 3:22 PM in reply to rohan1sharma

Hi Rohan1sharma and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Weather will start getting cold and can be rainy in the October - the mountains will be getting quite cold as well (often chilly year-round). You can read more about the climate in Switzerland here.

Jungfraujoch is open year-round, as is Mt. Titlis but there are scheduled closures for maintenance on Mt. Titlis. You can see that on their website here.

Lucas

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 4, 2017 - 11:16 PM in reply to rohan1sharma

Hi Rohan1sharma-

I think that Lucas was being optimistic.

In the high Alps, late October is not the beginning of the Autumn season. It is the very end of the Summer season.

It gets cold up there, but there is not enough snow for good skiing...so, few visitors.

There is little or no Autumn season....many hotels and restaurants, but not all, take break for this "low season" before they start up again in early-mid December for the Winter season.

Slowpoke

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 5, 2017 - 9:09 AM in reply to Slowpoke

I'm always optimistic! :)

But yes, it is not a popular time of year to go up into the mountains between about October 15 and early December. Which is fine to me (less busy) but be careful as Slowpoke says, businesses will start shutting down in mid-October for 6 to 8 weeks. Titlis and Jungfraujoch are operating though - depends on what else you have in mind.

I went to Davos 2 years ago about October 10 and had a great time....but 2 weeks later might have been a different story.

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