Bern, Switzerland, is perhaps one of the most famous destinations for fall foliage worldwide. The color palette of Bern’s fall colors is a true masterpiece. Fall sunsets in Bern hit especially beautifully off of the amber colors of its trees. There are many areas of Bern that showcase the foliage, but the 360-degree views from The Gurten observation tower are unmatched. Hike, bike, or ride the funicular to the very top for storybook views.
Just under an hour south of Bern, you’ll find the clear-blue Lake Blausee. The transforming trees surrounding this peaceful spot make it another must-see for fall foliage.
If you’ve been following along on my Instagram stories recently, you’ve been able to explore the Ticino area with me. For those of you who haven’t, go follow along to get a special inside look at the change of seasons in Ticino, as that’s where I live! The Foliage-Train, as it has been fondly called, is a highlight for many who both live in and visit the area between October and mid-November. Now that I call Ticino home, it is definitely on my list of things to explore!
The hikes starting from the village of Lodano are also spectacular in fall. It’s a true blessing to be able to breathe in the fresh air and hike through the calm of nature any time of year. But, as the surrounding forests of chestnut trees and beeches change before your eyes, it is a real treat. I’ve always loved hiking, and I can’t wait to continue sharing my local hikes throughout the fall, so you can experience them right alongside me!