Switzerland: Ready For Swiss Bliss In The Lead Up To Spring

This month is known as the fifth season in some cantons across Switzerland; the few weeks of the year when carnival traditions take over! One has to see it in order to believe what it's all about.

Another Swiss experience that's one of a kind is a husky sleigh ride with breath-taking views of the Matterhorn.

Thanks to 2024 being a leap year, Switzerland will also see the 100th Anniversary of the Parsenn Derby, one of the country's oldest ski races, celebrated on 29 February!

Thanks to that, beer lovers also get one more day of drinking - to mark the occasion, the Swiss capital of Bern will be serving afterwork beers at seven museums across the city between now and 3 March.

And last but not least, the iconic Schilthorn, known for its links to James Bond, will host the world's most remote disco on 10-12 May! The kick-off event taking place in London on 16 March should get you in the groove, so get in touch for more details.

Basel carnival.

The Basel carnival, aka Fasnacht, is the largest in Switzerland and takes place over three days every year. From 19 to 21 February, visitors to the city can experience exceptional fun, wild antics and culture, accompanied by music and lanterns. Discover other carnivals all over Switzerland.

Husky rides in the snow.

Mountain lovers can enjoy a 90-minute sleigh ride led by up to ten mountain huskies, 3,000m above sea level against the breathtaking backdrop of the iconic Matterhorn. Acompanied by a guide, guests can learn all about the dogs, and can even pose for one or two photographs with them!

100th years of the Parsenn Derby.

The Parsenn Derby is one of the oldest downhill ski races in Switzerland, and was the brainchild of Fred Edlin, a member of the Ski Club of Great Britain. Skiers can sign up either individually or in groups. This year, the race will take place on 29 February.

Beer at the museum.

Renowned for its microbreweries and wide range of local beers, between now and 3 March, the city of Bern is inviting visitors to seven of its cultural institutions after work to enjoy their exhibits over a local beer. Culture and craft beer - what's not to love?


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