Zurich at Christmas in Photos

Zurich at Christmas

Zurich at Christmas in Photos

Swarovski tree Zurich - Christmas zurich


Christmas is a really special time in Zurich. Not only is the whole city illuminated with beautiful sparkling lights and tasteful decorations but the scent of Glühwein (mulled wine), cinnamon and Winter spices fill the air.

Christmas in Zurich in Photos

As well as the main Christmas Market in Zurich Hauptbahnhof there are many smaller Christmas Markets all over town. All with their twinkling lights, colourful wares and busy vendors.

Christmas markets in Zurich

Swarovski Christmas Tree Zurich

The 50ft tall Swarovski tree, decorated with 7,000 ornaments dominates the Christkindlimarkt at Zurich Hauptbahnhof glistening and sparkling across the whole station.

Singing Christmas Tree Zurich

The Singing Christmas Tree proves a great attraction to young and old alike and there is a small Christmas market next to it where you can enjoy a warming Glühwein as you listen to the carols.

Hotel Storchen by night

The myriad lights reflect over the Limmat and the Hotel Storchen entices passers-by walking across Weinplatz with its beautiful illuminations.

Zurich at christmas in photos

Christmas in Zurich

Bahnhofstrasse is resplendent with the Lucy lights …

Lucie lights in Bahnhofstrasse Zurich

… and the shop windows all over Zurich beckon with their beautiful decorations and window displays.

Zurich at Christmas

…giant Christmas Boxes invite children to peer inside.

Christmas in Zurich

Up little cobbled paths in the Niederdorf and the old town there is a warm glow from the gentle lights and the street lanterns.

Zurich by night Lorenzo Borghi

Zurich by Night 2 Lorenzo Borghi

Next to Bauschänzli the Conelli Circus provides a bright red landmark, a point where the Limmat ends and Lake Zurich begins.

Christmas in Zurich

At Stadelhofen the Christmas Pyramid (Weihnachtspyramide) provides sustenance to weary travellers in the form of Swiss Winter specialities such as Raclette and of course, more Glühwein. A place to meet, to while away the time until the next train or two…

Weihnachtspyramide Zurich

We hope you like this short visual tour of Zurich at Christmas. Whatever you are doing and wherever you are going, have fun!

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The Christmas Pyramid at Stadelhofen

The Singing Christmas Tree

Christmas Markets Zurich and Switzerland 


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With Photos by Carmen Sirboiu and Christina


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