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Three Swiss Festivals Travelers Will "Fall" For in 2022
Fall has arrived in Switzerland, and with it comes some of the best festivals of the year. Swiss Deluxe Hotels, an organization comprised of 39 of the most prestigious 5-star hotels in Switzerland, offers the perfect properties for guests to experience festival fun during a fall getaway. Here are three destinations travelers won’t want to miss:
Zurich - Zurich Film Festival - Baur au Lac
Taking place each year since 2005, the Zurich Film Festival provides a platform for some of the most promising filmmakers across the globe and is one of the largest film festivals in the German-speaking region. Taking place this year from September 22 - October 10, 2022, the Zurich Film Festival takes place the heart of the city and boasts a number of film screenings, events and opportunities to catch some of the hottest emerging filmmakers.
Located a stone’s throw from the Zurich Film Festival, the Baur au Lac offers a magnificent view of Lake Zurich. For over 175 years, the hotel has welcomed guests from all over the world, including celebrated royalty and artists, such as Audrey Hepburn. Following their time at the Zurich Film Festival, guests can relax at the Baur au Lac Terrace and indulge in the Côte d'Azurich lifestyle, in the heart of the pulsating city.
Ascona - Chestnut Festival - Castello del Sole
The Chestnut Festival is returning to Ascona for another year. Taking place on the main piazza on October 8, 2022, visitors to the area are invited to join in the local festivities - the cracking of burning wood and the scent of the chestnuts cooking on the fire are a treat for the senses. A small market boasting authentic products and culinary delights completes the picture perfect scene travelers won’t want to miss.
Situated just outside of Ascona’s main piazza, Castello del Sole is the place to unwind after being out and about enjoying the Chestnut Festival. The property boasts 370 acres of cultivated land called Terreni alla Maggia – home to the northernmost rice fields in Europe – that surround the property and offer a unique setting. Known for its true farm-to-table meals, breathtaking nature, private beach, bird sanctuary, and more Castello del Sole offers a one-of-a-kind Swiss experience.
Luzern - Käsefest Luzern - Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern Cheese-lovers across the globe won’t want to miss the latest cheese market in Central Switzerland - Käsefest Luzern. Taking place on October 15, 2022, travelers can discover a wide variety of cheeses from the heart of Switzerland. From small local producers to the world-famous Sbrinz AOP, Swiss cheesemakers of all sizes from across the region turn out for the big event. The brand-new Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, set to open on September 24, 2022, is the perfect place for travelers to relax after getting their fill of cheese at Käsefest Luzern. Located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, the hotel will feature contemporary elegance, five-star service and fine Swiss hospitality. The property boasts 136 guest rooms, including 48 of the largest suites in the city, four restaurants and the luxurious Spa Bellefontaine.