When you are planning for a holiday in Zurich during Christmas, you will be amazed by how beautiful the whole city is. This wonderful city of Switzerland is surrounded by snow that will make you appreciate this wonderful season. The city is located in the north central part of Switzerland at the north western part of the famous lake, Lake Zurich. It is a somewhat indigenous city meaning that you are likely to meet with people from all over the world.
There are so many activities that you will still be able to do even though most of the shops and almost all the museums will be closed. In fact, you will find yourself enjoying the traditional ice games that are so common of Switzerland as well as the occasional trip around Lake Zurich. It is preferable if you would have to enjoy the Christmas markets that are so common at this time.
Play Giant Chess At Lindenhof
Lindenhof is an idyllic square situated just on a small hill in the centre of Zurich, which once used to be a very important place. Earlier, the Romans had some shops set up in the area and later on, the Mediaeval Royals, when traveling, would used to stay in Lindenhof. There are a lot of great places to visit like the replica of Roman tomb stone which you will find Pfalzgasse wall’s right hand side. While on the hill, you can get a fantastic and breath-taking view of the Limmat Lake. Nonetheless, if it happens to be a sunny day, even during winters, a game of Giant chess can also be fun.
Sample The Bahnhofstrasse Markets At Zurich
The Christmas markets are one of the best things that you will get to experience during Christmas in Zurich. You will get to buy many crafts that are so reminiscent of Switzerland. You will get so much from trinkets to gifts that you will be able to give your loved ones. The main market is Bahnhofstrasse near the main railway station but there are also other markets that you will be able to visit. This market is so huge that is stretches all the way to the train station starting from the Lake.
If you want to experience Zurich in its entire splendor, you should go down to the Christmas markets. There are stalls that have been set up as well as mini shops. Everything and anything will be found but you should not hope to get a lot of food.
Christmas Tour Of Lake Zurich
The Lake has very clean water that comes from the amounts. People swim as well as engage in boating activities on the lake though it would be preferable to boat because of the chilly weather. The best deal would be the boat trips around the Lake and also yacht races. If you are a lover of water sports, you are definitely going to have a good time in and around the lake. There are also trails around the lake that you can engage in either alone, with friends or with family. There are also numerous parks that you can go to and have treats as you enjoy the scenery.
You can also take a cruise on Zurich Lake and pay a visit to a small yet charming town called Rapperswil.
Pay A Visit To The Old Town In Zurich
You will be able to get a guide very easily who can take you on a tour around this wonderful city that happens to be the largest and the biggest in the whole of Switzerland. You will get to see all the best highlights in the city even though most of the places, like the museum and most of the shops will be closed. The most famous museum to visit is Kunsthaus.
A visit to the old town Niederdorf can be fun. There are a number of bars and restaurants from where you can grab a bite. The alleys in that area in also lined up with many small shops. The town has one of the largest churches, the Grossmünster, which you shouldn’t miss out visiting. There is also a crypte. You can climb on the top of one of these two towers and get a whiff of the splendors of the old town.
Take A Train Ride To View The Splendors Of The City
For getting the best view of the entire town, a train ride is a must. You will ride all the way up to Uetilberg which is a small mountain. From there, you can get fantastic views of the Lake, town and also, if you’re lucky enough to get a clear view of the higher altitude, of all the snowcapped mountains that are high.
Having your Christmas in Zurich is one of the best experiences you will ever have. If you want to have the best time, pay a visit to Christmas holidays in Zurich.
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