Switzerland Insider

Switzerland Insider

Spring in Switzerland is a time of breathtaking beauty, and there’s no better way to experience it than by visiting its picturesque villages. From hidden mountain retreats to lakeside idylls, here are the Top 10 best Swiss villages to explore this spring.

1. Morcote

Right on Lake Lugano’s edge, Morcote is like stepping into a postcard. With its beautiful alleyways, impressive buildings, and gorgeous gardens, it’s the perfect mix of Swiss peace and Italian style. Don’t miss Scherrer Park when everything’s blooming!

2. Lauterbrunnen

Imagine being surrounded by steep cliffs, with 72 waterfalls cascading around you – that’s Lauterbrunnen. Spring is spectacular here as the snow melts and feeds the falls, creating a truly epic natural display amidst green fields.

3. Brienz

This lakeside village is famous for its wood carving and the striking blue of Lake Brienz. In spring, the snow-capped mountains in the backdrop and the blossoming village create a stunning contrast you’ll want to capture in every photo.

Location on Map and Links to Walking Tour (by Switzerland is Life)

4. Avegno

Tucked away in Ticino’s Maggia Valley, Avegno is surrounded by mountains and plenty chestnut woods. The stone houses (rustici) and blooming gardens make it especially picturesque in the warmer months.

5. Iseltwald

On Lake Brienz’s southern shore lies Iseltwald, a peaceful fishing village straight out of a fairy tale. The lakeside castle looks magical in spring when the area is fresh and green. (Iseltwald Travel Guide)

6. Mürren

Only reachable by cable car, Mürren offers unmatched views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. With the warmer weather and clear skies of spring, it’s perfect for those who love a good hike with a view.

7. Gimmelwald

High above Lauterbrunnen, next to Mürren and also only accessible by cable car, Gimmelwald is a quiet, car-free village. Spring here is about wildflowers in the meadows and traditional wooden houses (chalets) – pure charm.

8. Brissago

Near the Italian border, Brissago is famous for its islands with lush botanical gardens. Spring brings a burst of color and fragrance, turning it into a paradise for plant lovers.

9. Sabbione

A true hidden gem in the Bavona valley, Sabbione features rustic stone homes that are built under or inside of huge boulders. The magical feeling and fairy-tale like atmosphere make it a must-visit village in spring. (Top 10 Swiss Villages in Ticino)

10. Yvorne

Nestled in the Chablais wine region, Yvorne is picturesque with its sprawling vineyards that come to life in spring. It’s the perfect spot for a leisurely walk followed by some excellent local wine tasting.