Whitmonday in Switzerland

We will be arriving in Zurich on Saturday, May 18. Is the Whitmonday (May 20) holiday weekend a big travel weekend for the Swiss? Will I have trouble finding hotel rooms in areas like Lucerne or Locarno? Thanks.

Posted by Jim
Dallas, Texas, USA
499 posts

Doesn't seem like anyone wants to jump in on this discussion. I was curious and googled it, appears to be a somewhat religious Holiday, and I saw a 4 year old posting stating that they MAY treat it like they would a Sunday, stores closed, Restuarants and train schedule similar to Sundays and/or Holidays. My info is not absolute. My gut feeling is , this shouldn't hinder your trip to any extent.

Posted by Jim
Bern, Switzerland
474 posts

Yes it is a holiday here, so it should be like a Sunday for shops and trains etc. But it should not really made a difference to your plans, as neither town would be high on the Swiss weekend away list.