What to wear in Switzerland in May 2018

What to wear in Switzerland in May 2018

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Poo
Poo
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Apr 20, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Hi,

We planning to visit Switzerland from 14th may to 22nd may 2018.

We will be visiting Zurich ,Grinddelwald , Lucern,,zermatt and other Mountain ranges like titlis, Pilatus Jungfrauch, matterhorn, etc

I m very confused about the clothes I should take for visiting all these places.

can anybody guide as to what clothes to take.

Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Thanks

Pooja

rockoyster
rockoyster
3385 posts
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Apr 20, 2018 - 10:22 AM in reply to Poo

Hello Pooja and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Maybe read this www.myswissalps.com/we ather.

The higher you head in altitude the colder it gets. Wearing clothes in thin layers is good.

In late May last year I was comfortable wearing a t-shirt at the top of Pilatus. But the next day it may have required an anorak.

See also www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/what-to-wear-in-switzerland-in-may or search site for similar threads.

Last modified on Apr 20, 2018 - 10:35 AM by rockoyster
Poo
Poo
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Apr 20, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Thank you for prompt reply

Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
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Apr 21, 2018 - 10:11 AM in reply to Poo

We have just returned from Switzerland and enjoyed blue skies for over a week. Thermals not needed at Zermatt or Gornergrat and will be warmer next month.

Wallaby

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4488 posts
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Apr 21, 2018 - 2:51 PM in reply to Wallaby Bob

<<"We have just returned from Switzerland and enjoyed blue skies for over a week. ">>

Good to hear. It happened in 2014, also, which was great for photography. Wish that we could plan on it every year. :-)

How long were you there?

Slowpoke

Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
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Apr 21, 2018 - 8:09 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hello Slowpoke, we were in Zermatt for three days and Switzerland overall for 8. Started from Tirano on the BEX then the Glacier X just brilliant and followed the Gotthard route back to Milan. Plenty in between and blue skies every day. As I explained to Rockoyster earlier though, reformatted my SD card by mistake and lost all my Swiss and Northern Italy 🇮🇹 photos. Memories however are strong..

Regards Wallabybob

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 21, 2018 - 8:57 PM in reply to Wallaby Bob

Hi WallabyBob-

You surely were lucky on the weather.

<<"reformatted my SD card by mistake and lost all my Swiss and Northern Italy 🇮🇹 photos. ">>

Bummer. Guess you'll just have to go back again. ;-) Don't count on the clear skies .........;-)

I used to do film and had one roll from near St. Moritz fall out of my pocket, somewhere. Naturally, they were the images that I most prized.

So, these days, I always carry an image card reader and something with a USB port.

I save off of the SD or CF cards to the the computer, tablet, etc., plus to a USB thumb drive every night.

Now that I take that trouble, I have never lost any of the originals, wouldn't you know?

Slowpoke

Flem1386
Flem1386
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Apr 30, 2018 - 2:59 AM in reply to Poo

We just got back from 11 days in Switzerland on April 21. We were in Lucerne, Interlaken, Chur (took the Bernina Express and it was sunny and hot at a glacier stop and in Tirano), Basel, and Zurich. We are from Colorado , so we were prepared for weather with layers - down jacket, rain jacket, etc. Only wore rain jacket in Lucerne and on the boat on the lake. We had lovely warm weather everywhere else. It was 82 degrees F the last few days in Basel and Zurich. We never expected to come back to Colorado with a tan, but we did. Don't overpack for your trip but do layers if you are going up the mountains.

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