Embarking on a campervan road trip through Switzerland is a truly rewarding experience with all the awe-inspiring scenery that awaits you. However, if you happen to be traveling by campervan during specific times of the year, you have the opportunity to enhance your road trip with some remarkable annual events:
Art Basel, June, Basel: one of the world’s largest fairs for modern and contemporary art. It takes place every year in Basel and attracts art lovers from all over the world.
Fête des Vignerons, July-August, Lake Geneva: this wine festival takes place only once every 20 years in Vevey, on Lake Geneva, so it’s a real highlight for its rarity value alone. There is a huge stage with more than 5,000 actors performing traditional dances, music and theatre shows.
Züri Fäscht, July, Zurich: the largest folk festival in Switzerland and takes place every three years in Zurich. There are numerous attractions such as fireworks, concerts, water sports and much more.
Fireworks Festival, August, Lucerne: a special event, especially for campers, which takes place every year in Lucerne. You can stay at a campsite near Lake Lucerne during the festival and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.
Christmas Markets, December, throughout Switzerland: many towns and villages in Switzerland in December are transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas markets, mulled wine and gingerbread. The Christmas markets in Basel, Zurich and Lucerne are particularly spectacular.