Saturday, 26 December 2015

Weihnachtsmarkt in Zurich

Finally! It is Christmas! To celebrate the most cheerful time of the year, I will take you today on a tour along the traditional Christmas markets and "villages" in the city of Zurich. The first one will wait for us already at the main train station.

 It is packed with tiny wooden stands where you can buy all sort of food ...

 ... or craft.

The stands are organised in small alleys, like in a little village.

 In the back you have surely noticed a huge Christmas tree. It is really special since it is decorated with Swarovski crystals.

The tree is surrounded by little boxes exhibiting pieces of Swarovski jewellery. Just in case someone would miss an idea for a gift.

In the back there is a little old-fashion carrousel for the young ones.

Alright, I propose we grab a bratwurst and move on to the next place.

We will leave the main train station (or the Haupt Banhof) by the Bahnhofstrasse (or the train station street). You may recall that we have visited it already some time ago. But today, it has a special Christmas attire.

As we move forward in the direction of the Zurich Lake, I suddenly hear some Christmas carols. It seems we are coming close to yet another Christmas tree. A singing one this time.

Obvioulsy the tree itself does not sing. The elves do.

And they do it really well.

Next to the  tree comes another set of wooden stands, with sausages and warm wine.

In the back you will find the Zurich observatory Urania.

Let's now cross the Limmat river.

In the Sechseläuten square next to the Zurich opera comes the biggest Christmas village.

You can find there of course many stands ...

... and a few presents too.

The place is really crowded.

In the back you surely spotted our first giant Christmas tree tonight.

Thos of you who feel like doing a bit of sports can try this ice skating rink with a premium view on the opera house.

All others can just sit and chat in one of the many small bistros.

From here we can admire the full moon at its best.

Merry Christmas to you all!


  1. Wesołych Świąt również! :)
    Lubię takie świąteczne jarmarki! W tym roku udało mi się być aż na trzech, więc nastroiłam się świąteczną atmosferą. Tą choinka jest przepiękna! Choć i ta z elfami jest świetna. W ogóle te wszystkie stoiska są takie, że nie idzie od nich oderwać wzroku!

    1. Prawda. Jakoś taka niesamowita radość z tych świątecznych wiosek i ryneczkow bije :)