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30 fun things to do in November

From chilling out in a spa to cultural highlights and music events to thrilling activities, check out some of our best things to do this November in Switzerland.

Wave Pool © Splash & Spa

Embrace all things autumnal in Switzerland and get stuck into November's offering of cool, crisp things to do. From some of the best places to eat fondue to walks in pretty parks, we've lots of ways to keep you entertained during the upcoming chilly days.

Restaurant Les Mazots • Les Diablerets
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Restaurant Les Mazots • Les Diablerets

Decked out in an alpine style (wood furniture, red and white curtains and placemats), the main restaurant serves traditionally Swiss dishes drawing on local ingredients, including large salads, fondue, dried meats, Swiss sausage and beef tartar.

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Les Diablerets
Themed trams •  Zurich
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Themed trams • Zurich

Looking for that special ride on a tram? Seasonally changing themed trams like the fondue tram offer some great views of the city while sipping on a glass of wine or stirring in a big pot of tasty cheese.

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Hochschulen
Children's story hour at Orell Füssli Bookshop  • Zurich
Markus Lamprecht
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Children's story hour at Orell Füssli Bookshop • Zurich

This delightful monthly event is an Orell Füssli tradition. Each month a storyteller selects a book or books to read out loud to children, appropriate for those aged 3-8 years. 

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Orell Füssli The Bookshop , City Saturday April 1 2017 - Saturday June 3 2017
Le Barbare  • Lausanne
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Le Barbare • Lausanne

Get cosy with what is arguably the best hot chocolate in town – pure, thick, melted loveliness and little else, unless you fancy it topped with whipped cream.

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Ville Marché
Splash & Spa Tamaro • Lugano
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Splash & Spa Tamaro • Lugano

Recommended

A day trip here is the perfect tonic for grey November days. From five exciting waterslides to splashing into the wave pool or chilling out in the spa section, with four different saunas there is enough here to keep everyone busy, especially the kids in their very own play section.

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Monteceneri
Zoo Zürich
© Meinrad Schade
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Zoo Zürich

Zurich’s zoo has risen to international fame for its 'Masoalahalle': a large dome filled with the wildlife of Madagascar. 

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Fluntern
Morcote Route
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Morcote Route

Discover Lugano's architectural masterpieces and beautiful scenery with this bus ride through Switzerland's Ticino region. Strolling through the picturesque towns of Morcote and Bissone, travellers will zoom past Lake Lugano's Mediterranean landscapes.

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Lugano
Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle  • Neuchâtel
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8/24

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle • Neuchâtel

The Natural History Museum in Neuchâtel is stuffed full of stuffed creatures, so you can get up close and personal with some fascinating wildlife displays. It's a great spot for a family day out, with a pleasant indoor-outdoor cafe and gift shop containing some cool kids' toys as well as quirky souvenirs.

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Neuchâtel
Café du Soleil  • Geneva
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Café du Soleil • Geneva

Like a picture out of a fairy-tale, the majestic house that shelter Café du Soleil welcomes clients from all over the world. Located a few minutes by car from the United Nations headquarters, this homey establishment is known for its’ delicious homemade fondue. 

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Jonction
FIFA World Football Museum • Zurich
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10/24

FIFA World Football Museum • Zurich

In a move to reduce the unwanted influx of tourists Fifa recieves at their headquaters in Zurich, this museum is dedicated to the triumphs of football and its heroes.

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Enge
Panorama Restaurant Felsenegg  • Zurich
11/24

Panorama Restaurant Felsenegg • Zurich

The food consists of hearty Swiss standards including fondue, grilled cheese, meat, salads and potato rösti. Plus you get great views over the city of Zurich and the lake.

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Zurich
Trift Bridge
©Grimselwelt/Robert Boesch
12/24

Trift Bridge

A solution born out of the Switzerland’s changing environment, this 170 meter long pedestrian suspension bridge allows intrepid hikers to complete the Trift mountain route without the Trift Glacier serving as a natural crossing. 

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Switzerland
Wynegg   • Zurich
13/24

Wynegg • Zurich

Located close to Zurich's Botanisher Garten this restaurant is a cozy bolthole that serves mostly Swiss specialties.

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Weinegg
Museum of Communication • Bern
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Museum of Communication • Bern

Explore human communication, from gestures and body language to media, telecommunications and the stamp collection, which happens to be one of the largest in the world.

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Bern
Glacier Express
©Glacier Express
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Glacier Express

Zooming along the south of Switzerland is an express ride that is as one for the journey as much as the destination, ploughing through 91 tunnels and crossing 291 impressive bridges. So as the mesmerising scenery of Switzerland’s natural wonders, such as Swiss National Park and Matterhorn, pass by, there’s also an option for the on-board catering, with a three-course meal.

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Switzerland
Indoor Rope Park  • Davos
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Indoor Rope Park • Davos

Fancy taking on the challenges of mountain climbing without the risk? Look no further to Europe’s largest indoor rope adventure park with 5 courses to test your climbing skills on. Tackling tricky scenarios like overcoming giant icicles, abseling and the odd zip-lining.

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Grindelwald
The Castles of Bellinzona
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The Castles of Bellinzona

Among the most famous monuments of Ticino are the impressive collection of medieval castles at Bellinzona, the capital of the canton, just north of Lugano and has been designated a World Heritage Site.

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Bellinzona
Focus Terra • Zurich
© Susana Bruell
18/24

Focus Terra • Zurich

Run by the ETH's university's geology department, this museum focuses on our planet and its wonders. If you participate in a guided tour you will even be allowed inside the spectacular earthquake simulator!

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Unterstrass
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum •  Geneva
©MICR photo Alain Germond
19/24

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum • Geneva

Recommended

It’s a fascinating and rather humbling experience to visit this museum, which documents the work of the Red Cross. The immense scale of the work involved is drummed home by the museum’s extraordinary collection of six million record cards containing the fate of prisoners of war during World War I.

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Grand-Saconnex
Les Bains de Lavey
© David Marechal
20/24

Les Bains de Lavey

Recommended

Drawing on the hottest thermal water in Switzerland, its large outdoor pool is equipped with various jacuzzis, massage water spouts, a mushroom fountain and a rather addictive whirlpool that’s fun to drift around in the strong current. 

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Saint-Maurice
Aathal Dinosaur Museum
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Aathal Dinosaur Museum

Aathal's Dinosaur Museum (Saurier Museum) is the largest museum of its kind in Switzerland and features fossils and skeletons from its own excavations across the globe, as well as loads of other models and displays. 

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Zurich
Sauvabelin  • Lausanne
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Sauvabelin • Lausanne

At the top of Lausanne’s broad sweep from hilltop to lakeside, this forest is a pretty spot for a Sunday stroll or cycle along the leafy trails. Visit in autumn and the turning leaves can be spectacular.

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Lausanne
Swiss Museum of Transport • Luzern
ALEXANDRA WEY
23/24

Swiss Museum of Transport • Luzern

With separate sections for transport by track, road, air, water and space travel, there's loads of interactive displays and exhibits for kids of all ages plus a planetarium, 3D cinema and a large cafe/restaurant.

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Würzenbach/Schädrüti
Sole Uno Wellness Giuseppe Penone  • Bern
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Sole Uno Wellness Giuseppe Penone • Bern

The Sole Uno Wellness World offers an array of ways to relax. This large wellness facility includes three types of saltwater pool and an upmarket spa space which is a good choice for a cold winter’s day when the sky is grey and your system needs a pick-me-up.

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Basel-Stadt

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