Eventful November around Switzerland
In November, you can still enjoy activities, festivals and various happenings around Switzerland, even though it is considered a low season and a preparation time for a big winter show. Taking advantage of the weather to plan and participate in as many activities as possible is also helpful this year. So after reading this article, you can plan and enjoy the Eventful November around Switzerland.
Switzerland is still not getting chilly despite a late fall this year. There is usually nothing exactly autumnal or winterlike about November. The holiday season is on its way, and ski resorts in Zermatt, Davos, Verbier, and St. Moritz are preparing their slopes, with many question marks on what the weather will bring them. At the same time, many lower hiking trails are still open. Still, many hiking trails are open and calling to enjoy the autumn colours.
Basel Autumn Fair
October 29 – November 13, 2022, Basel
However, some warm and cheerful gatherings are planned by the Swiss organizers. Among these events is the Basel Autumn Fair, also known as the Basel Autumn Fair, which has already begun and continues until November 13, 2022. Take advantage of the wild fairground rides and delicious cuisine.
Geneva International Film Festival
November 4 – Noember 13, 2022, Geneva
In the meantime, the Geneva International Film Festival will open on November 04, 2022, and run through November 13 2022.
One of the first festivals in the world to include a television in its programs, the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF), appeared in 1995. The festival offers some 50,000 attendees a chance to enjoy films, series, interactive installations, and virtual reality works every year for ten days at a crossroads of genres and disciplines. One of the significant events in Europe, the GIFF has become the largest space in Switzerland dedicated to immersive arts.
Feast of St. Martin
Canton Jura and the Three lakes
November 11- November 14, 2022 Ajoie and Porrentruy
November 21, 2022
Mid-November marks St. Martin’s Day in Jura Cantonhttps://www.j3l.ch/en/Z12947/la-saint-martin ) (, a traditional festival in Ajoie and Porrentruy. It consists of the traditional Feast of St. Martin (November 11-14, 2021) and the following weekend, known as the “Revira” (November 20-21, 2021).
In Porrentruy, the St. Martin’s Market features local crafts and artisan products throughout the weekend, while savoury menus featuring pigs are available in local restaurants. St. Martin’s Day celebrates the peasant origins and friendliness of the region while highlighting its authentic flavours.
Onion Market in Bern
28 November 2022, Bern
Visit Bern before sunrise on November 28 for one of Switzerland’s most colourful and unusual festivals, the Onion Market – Zibelemärit. Food and souvenir stalls line the streets of this traditional farmers’ market, complete with confetti and onion pie aromas.
Every fourth Monday of November, a folk one-day event gathering more than 50 metric tons of onions and garlic from all over the canton begins as early as 4:00 am. Onions are found in all shapes and sizes; they are painted and plaited, and woven into onion garlands, onion necklaces, and onion wreaths in an artsy way.
Wine Fair Foire aux Vins
17 November – 19 NOvember, Vevey
Speaking of wine, it is another popular get-together theme during November. From Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19, head to Vevey’s wine fair Foire aux Vins. Gallery du Rivage offers more samples of local wines than 25 producers at its tasting room.
There is something unique and trendy about Vevey’s Fête des Vignerons; the winegrowers festival dates back to the 18th century. In the area surrounding Vevey are the Lavaux Vineyards, a terraced vineyard region encompassing 830 hectares. In 2007, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List for the first time.
Some more events are just listed by their titles and links to the pages where you can read more information:
Gem Geneve – International Gem and Jewellery Show (Thu, 03 – Sun, November 06 2022).
International Literature Festival BuchBasel The Incredible book event is full of imagination and different programs.
International car show in Zurich (Thu, November 10- Sun, November 13 2022).
Also, in November, the period of Christmas markets starts, but we will have a specially dedicated text for them.
You get to make the decision! Which is going to be your next stop during this month.
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