If, however, you’d like to truly experience all of winter’s bounty, then a number of popular Alpine mountains are only a short ride away. It’s possible (even recommended) to take a day trip for a stroll or hike in the snow, but many people, of course, hit the slopes for some skiing, snowboarding or crosscountry skiing.
Winter is also the time when the city’s cultural life is in full swing. For exhibitions, concerts and the like click here. And finally, winter also has some culinary advantages. While we admit that the Swiss cheese specialities fondue and raclette are on offer year round, winter is actually the season when locals eat these gooey treats. There’s nothing cosier (or more Swiss) than dipping bread in a pot of hot melted fondue on a dark winter evening!