Discover Geneva in autumn
Seven good reasons to enjoy Geneva in autumn
Magical for some, nostalgic for others, autumn takes over from summer and dresses Geneva in magnificent golden colours with a backdrop of the dark blue waters of the lake. The weather is perfect for hiking or cycling trips and gastronomic endeavours of all kinds. Heart-warming fondue and delicious local meat dishes are available, museums and theatres open again, and the wineries are just pining to welcome gourmets for some wine tasting in the colourful vineyards. Enjoy autumn in Geneva!
"Combine an autumnal walk with an exhibition"
1. Photo spots for the best autumn colours
With autumn the trees take on magical colours. Yellow, gold, orange, bright red, the flamboyant atmosphere is ideal for photographing the Geneva landscape. Selfies against a backdrop of golden leaves, colourful trees by the lake, layers of leaves in Geneva’s parks, discover our suggestions of the most beautiful spots for your autumn photos!
2. Hiking season
Geneva and its surrounding region are filled with beautiful walking routes. From the forest on the banks of the Rhone to walks through the wine country and small traditional villages, discover Geneva’s autumn hikes.
3. Explore by bike
Whether on a traditional or an electric bike, getting out and about on two wheels is a great way to explore Geneva and the surrounding area. There are many routes that will allow you to discover the Geneva vineyard region, passing through small villages and admiring autumn’s beautiful colours.
4. Taste local products
Autumn is the perfect season for foodies! Temperatures drop and we all like to warm up with a lovely hot dish in a cosy restaurant. Discover the restaurants in Geneva that offer the best local products.
5. Discover the Geneva vineyards
With nearly 1,500 hectares of vineyards, Geneva and its surrounding countryside is now the third largest wine-producing region in the country. Discover Geneva’s vineyards with our selection of estates whose wines also feature on the menus of the city’s restaurants and wine bars.
6. Most beautiful museums in Geneva
Autumn inspires the city’s cultural programme, and in Geneva you can easily combine an autumnal walk with an exhibition by going from one museum to another on foot or by bike. Immerse yourself in the heart of humanitarian Geneva, take a trip back to the time of the first watchmakers or enjoy a whirlwind of works of art in the Bains district – culture is everywhere in the city.
7. Meat and game restaurants
Enjoying a good meat or game dish in the autumn is one of Switzerland’s favourite traditions. Many restaurants offer seasonal game, enhanced by the most talented chefs. Discover our selection of Geneva’s meat and game restaurants this autumn!
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