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Switzerland Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Switzerland for Gay travellers


Gay Life in Switzerland | The Gay Rights & The Best Period to Visit!

Switzerland is a gay-friendly destination, however, a significant difference is being noted between its main cities and the countryside. The majority of the gay rights have been granted to the local gay community, however, same-sex marriages and joint adoption are still pending.

A strong presence of the LGBT community with an extended scope of gay and lesbian subculture can be found in Zurich and Geneva and secondarily in the centers of Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Lausanne, and St. Gallen.

Switzerland is an all-year-round destination, and the best time to visit it depends on your preferences. The best time for winter holidays are the months January and February and for summer holidays are the months July and August, while the months April and May are the low season.

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The Best Hotels in Switzerland for Gay Travellers

There are not any gay-only hotels or guesthouses in Switzerland, however, there are various gay events taking place in the country, like the renowned Arosa Ski Weekend, which transform the cities into big gay hotspots. In Zurich, you will find several gay-owned apartments whose hosts will guide you through the city's gay scene.

Here you will find many gay-friendly boutique hotels located close to gay hotspots, as well as mountain resorts and hotels located close to popular ski areas!

The Diverse Gay Scene of Switzerland!

Switzerland has a diverse gay scene, with the most of the gay clubs and bars of the country located in ZurichGeneva and Bern also feature an organized gay scene with various gay venues, while in small towns like Lucerne, Laussane, Kriens, and Basel you will find various gay hotspots like gay saunas and gay bars.

Arosa Gay Ski Week is the most popular gay event taking place in Switzerland, attracting thousands of gay men every year. With more than 116 runs for easy, intermediate, and advanced skiers, Arosa is ideal for every type of gay traveler. If you are not into skiing, fear not, cause the week is packed with gay events like drag shows, etc.

Switzerland is a destination of abundant contrasts filled with gorgeous deep blue lakes, romantic snow-capped mountains, and lush verdant forests that will take your breath away. It is also a land full of extraordinary places to explore.

Gay Tips

In the big cities of Geneva and Zurich, you will find many of gay bars, clubs, cafés, restaurants, saunas and gay-oriented organizations, however, Geneva's gay scene is considered a bit calmer.

There are several marvelous events and festivals taking place in Switzerland. The most famous ones are Arosa Ski Week, Pride 2013 Fribourg, Jungle Gay Mousse Party and Zurich Pride Festival.

Zurich is considered to be the gay and lesbian capital of Switzerland, a fact which is also highlighted by the election of a lesbian mayor. Apart from the numerous Gay & Lesbian venues, you can also find an interesting calendar with different gay events. 

The most popular gay events in Zurich are the Zurich Pride Festival in June with parties, open-air bars and a vibrant march across the city, as well as Pink Apple Film Festival between April and May with gay and lesbian films from all over the world.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By car
  • By air
  • By train
  • By bus

Move around

  • Metro
  • Tram
  • Buses
  • Railway
  • Electric trolley-buses
  • Taxi
  • Uber

Ideal for

  • Snow & skiing
  • Thermal spa
  • Couples holidays
  • Sightseeing
  • Local gastronomy
  • Art & culture
  • Hiking
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Family holidays
  • Lgbt holidays
  • City breaks
  • Adventure holidays
  • Water sports
  • Event travel

Destination Type

  • Country

Average weather

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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