The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the trees are shifting their tones from grey to light green – it’s springtime in Switzerland!

Every year about this time we start to get that little flutter of exciting in our hearts; soon it will be time for lakeside picnics, warm weather hiking and music festivals galore!

But before all that, there is the Morges Tulip Festival, a springtime ritual in these parts. From April to mid-May, you can stroll through the lakeside Parc de l’Indépendance and enjoy the more than 120,000 tulips on display from 300 different varieties.

In other years, we would advise to wait until mid- or late-April for the tulips to begin to reach their peak; however, Winter 2014 was anything but usual and Mother Nature seems to be in a hurry. In any case, it’s better not to wait until the end of the festival to make your visit, as many of the blooms will already be in decline…

This is one of our top picks for a family outing this time of year. Not to be missed for a relaxing afternoon with your kids or grandparents!

Morges Tulip Festival 2014
Parc de l’Indépendance 

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