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Places in Switzerland to visit in October

For many outdoor photographers October is the best month of the year, with its autumn colours, warm light or moody foggy mornings. The first snow-topped mountains add to the sceneries.

Scroll down for some outstanding photos featured on Instagram Visit Switzerland, all taken in October. 

Autumn photo shoot in Glarus

Klöntaler See is a must if you love autumn colours, and if you happen to be near Zürich. This mountain lake in the canton Glarus is about an hour drive from Zürich.

Golden Autumn in Engadine

The “Indian summer” of alpine Engadine is highly prized by Instagram photographers. Many say it’s the most beautiful season in the Engadine when the pinewood forests start to change colours. The best time is between mid September and mid November.


More October inspiration

Autumn is everywhere in Switzerland. But Autumn photography is also about being at the right place at the right time. Here is some more inspiration. Click on the map to find the exact photo spots and get directions.



Did you enjoy this little selection? Scroll to see more photos made in October in  Switzerland here