There’s nothing quite like visiting a Christmas market with a cup of hot Gluhwein in your hand as you explore the goods and wares of the market holders, sample a few goodies and get some inspiration for Christmas presents and turn your sights to Christmas.
Zurich itself has three main Christmas markets – one with the glittering 15m high Swarovski Christmas Tree, in Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station, another in Hirschenplatz in the Niederdorf, the old town, and yet one more in Bellevue, just near the Opera. A little further along Lake Zurich is the Rapperswil Christmas Market. Each one has it’s own personality and specialities.
Here are the dates for the main Christmas Markets in Switzerland:
Zurich Hauptbahnhof November 22nd – December 24th
Zurich Niederdorf 7th – 23rd December
Zurich Bellevue 22nd November – 24th December
Rapperswil 14th – 23rd December (closed on 17th December)
Basel November 22nd to December 23rd
Baden December 8th and December 12th
Berne 1st – 24th December
Biel 6th – 24th December
Bremgarten – 6th – 9th December
Ensiedeln 1st to 9th December
Lucerne November 23rd to December 23rd
Montreux November 23rd to December 24th
Lausanne November 23rd to December 24th
Morges – 5th – 9th December
Winterthur – 4th – 23rd December
Later this week we will post Part II featuring Christmas Markets over the border in France, Germany and Austria.
This information was based on NewInZurich’s “Snowtime” talk for schools, companies, families and individuals. If you are interested in knowing more about what is on in Zurich in the Winter please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.