Swiss Style Culture: The Best of the Festivals
Switzerland’s festivals celebrate the country’s food, wine, music, art and snowy weather. Geneva is the gateway to exploring the country’s rich heritage.
Switzerland is a vibrant country which hosts an array of festivals to celebrate its snowy mountains, its culinary delicacies, its musical variety and its traditional wines. From Geneva airport, transfers can quickly take you any Swiss city, so you can explore its cultural heritage in no time!
Nothing says winter like a gathering of the world’s best snow artists and sculptures. In mid-January, Grindelwald’s streets are decorated with brilliant white statues, celebrating winter and its snowy wonderland.
Fight the winter blues with Switzerland’s spectacular balloon festival. At the end of January, this eight day festival lights up the Alpine sky with a colourful array of close to 100 inflatables of all shapes and sizes.
In March, Basel bursts to life with its three-day carnival. Thousands of people take to the streets in colourful costumes and beautiful masks, marching in parades. Accompanied by a wind instrument orchestra, the vibrant atmosphere creates a unique experience.
For a little culture, why not attend Switzerland’s most important classical music event? From mid-March to mid-April, both orchestra and soloist performances fill the air of Interlaken with beautiful symphonies. With Geneva airport transfers, you could be listening to the leading international musicians in just two and a half hours.
Geneva airport transfers let you celebrate the start of summer the right way: with Geneva’s fête de la musique. The streets and squares of Lausanne become the stage of musicians from all over the world. With every musical genre represented, including classical, jazz, rock and pop, you’re guaranteed to be swept up by the feel-good atmosphere.
Taking place once every 20 years, it is Switzerland’s most unique wine festival. Between 27 July and 11 August, you can sample wines from the local Lavaux vineyards and explore a history of traditional winemaking.
At the beginning of October, Lugano host a festival to mark the end of summer. Celebrations include local food and wine tastings, as well as cheerful music. Visitors can also sample various Ticinese delicacies.
From Geneva airport, transfers can take you to the city centre quickly. You can be part of Geneva’s biggest event in just 20 minutes. Commemorating the Duke of Savoy’s failed attempt to seize the town, locals wear costumes and march through the streets beating drums and carrying torches. Folk music is played and there is a country market. L’Escalade will be held from 8-10 December.
How to Get There
Travel to Geneva in style with Shuttle Direct’s Geneva airport transfers. Book a private shuttle and you could be taking in the local festivities in just 20 minutes. You can get from Heathrow airport to Geneva easily with British Airways’ direct 90-minute flight (starting from £91).
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Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable Geneva Airport transfers, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.