The best we can say is that prices fall and tourists are scarce in this way off-season. Outdoor attractions close, a chill hangs about and places lack the holiday and ski season charm to come.

Onion Market in Bern

Sure many resorts and hotels close for the month in cities across the Alps, but this just means that you'll have some of the world's most beautiful places to yourself. Book early at the few choices available to enjoy good rates.