Golden autumn days Gantrisch Nature park in the alpine foothills of canton Bern (swiss-image/Andreas Fischer) Autumn leaves in the park (Keystone/Laurent Gillieron) Keystone Hunting - a popular autumn pastime. (Keystone/Lukas Lehmann) Keystone Rain or shine, Stans in canton Nidwalden holds its traditional autumn Älplerchilbi festival and parade. (Keystone/Urs Flüeler) Vineyard in Heligkreuz, canton St Gallen. (Keystone/Arno Balzarini) Autumn yields its crop of mushrooms. (Keystone/Arno Balzarini) The lake in St Moritz, canton Graubünden. (EQ Images/Eddy Risch) Cow fight - the natural belligerence of the Hérens cows on show in Martigny, canton Valais. Golden days on a pond in Bad Ragaz, canton Graubünden (EQ Images/Eddy Risch) Mountain panorama seen from the Säntis area in eastern Switzerland. (Keystone/Arno Balzarini) "Chästeilet" in the Justistal, in the Berner Oberland: the cheese produced by the cattle pastured there over the summer is divided among the owners. (Keystone/Lukas Lehmann) Autumn ploughing in Vouvry, canton Valais Fog rises from the Rhine in Basel (pixsil/Roland Schmid) The Göscheneralp, canton Uri (swiss-image/Max Schmid) Hot roast chestnuts - an autumn treat in Zurich. (Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella) Cattle show in Rehetobel Wald in Appenzell. (Keystone/Regina Kühne) Flower-covered floats are the highlight of the winegrowers festival in Neuchâtel. (swiss-image/Christof Sonderegger) Seasonal fruit to help a member get through a day in parliament. (Keystone/Alessandro della Valle) Time to change to winter tyres - an annual ritual for motorists. (Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella) Mountain biking down the Rigi on Lake Lucerne. (Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella) Autumn fair in Basel (Keystone/Georgios Kefalas) Autumn sunset over Lake Maggiore (Keystone/Walter Bieri) Days get shorter and clothes thicker - autumn is here. This content was published on September 29, 2010 - 10:25 September 29, 2010 - 10:25 swissinfo.ch Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.