Gimmelwald, Switzerland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gimmelwald, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Gimmelwald, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gimmelwald, Switzerland

Based on the climate and weather in Gimmelwald, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Gimmelwald, Switzerland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gimmelwald, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

Gimmelwald is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Gimmelwald, Switzerland by month

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January

January in Gimmelwald can be bitter cold. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

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February

If you go to Gimmelwald in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in Gimmelwald can be dangerously cold. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) to low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

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April

In April, Gimmelwald can be bitter cold. Temperatures routinely are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Gimmelwald, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

In May, Gimmelwald is very cold. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Gimmelwald, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

In June, Gimmelwald is freezing. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Gimmelwald, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Gimmelwald is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 30s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Gimmelwald is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C).

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September

September here can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

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October

October in Gimmelwald can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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November

If you are traveling to Gimmelwald in November, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

Traveling to Gimmelwald in December, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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