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Switzerland...what to wear, what not to wear May thru June

Is it okay to wear shorts, blue jeans, t shirts in Switzerland?
Should we pack water proof shoes/booties?
Anything in particular we shouldn't wear? ( male and female)

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1555 posts

It could be all the things you might think it will be. Dress in layers and shed as needed. The weather I found to be unpredictable. Last time I was there was in the month of June and had 70 degree days, rain days and higher in the Alps, cooler weather. I know that isn't a definitive answer, but this has been my experience. Any clothing is fine. Shorts, jeans, t-shirts are fine. Contrary to what sometimes is written about Europe, there isn't a fashion police force. Wear what makes you comfortable, its your vacation. You will enjoy Switzerland in any weather. Have a good trip.

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1438 posts

Wear clothes. Swiss have a thing about that. Although there is a nude hiking thing over there...

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5827 posts


Depends. Urban environment - not needed. Trekking - Good boots.

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Posted by
8063 posts

Well, where are you going to be? There may still be snow on the ground in the mountains.

Posted by
2011 posts

Hi saw, plan to dress in layers. I'd take a couple of long-sleeved T-shirts, short-sleeved T-shirts, a pair of shorts, jeans, travel pants, fleece, waterproof jacket, hiking shoes appropriate to the level of walking/hiking you'll be doing, and maybe a hat and gloves. Also a nice pair of pants and a couple of nice tops, maybe a sweater, and another pair of shoes. Be prepared for changing weather, rain, possibly snow. Color coordinate so everything goes with everything else. Dress up a notch or two for the city. Nobody cares what you wear. I always have a packing list in progress so I'm ready for the next trip. Love Switzerland, have a great trip!

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31012 posts

take a waterproof floating ditty bag if you float the rivers. and wear a bathing suit

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Hello. Could somebody tell me the dress code for early july at Gonergrat and Matterhorn Ice paradise. We are travelling from Dubai and don't have a winter wardrobe as such for the kids and adults. Can we rent stuff there? Not planning on skiing.

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18 posts

Yeah, You could pack water proof shoes/booties. It's good for travelling and doing hikes. And it's a lot more comfortable for your feet.