Festive Fun: Christmas Markets: Zurich

About time last year, we were wandering around the Christmas markets in Munich and Prague.

Thus, when my cousin Patricia sent me some pictures of her outdoor Christmas Market discoveries in various parts of Zurich in Switzerland – where she is currently on  assignment, I bugged her for more.

There is nothing quite like the smell of sweet pastries, mulled wine and roasting chestnuts permeating the air, as you watch the twinkling lights sparkle as an early winter evening sets in.

That’s all the motivation you need for that much needed kick-in-the butt to get out of bed, and warm covers on cold winter mornings and explore the city you are in – wherever you are.

Thank you Patricia Jasudason for the pictures from Zurich.

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Stalls at a Christmas Market in Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Mulled wine from a stall in Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Singing Christmas Tree @ Zurich Werdmuhleplatz – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

A 150 feet tall Christmas tree decorated with Swarovski crystals at the indoor Christkindlimarkt at the concourse of the main train station in Zurich. – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Shoppers brave the wet weather along Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

The glittering Christmas lights @ Bahnhofstrasse – the shopping district in Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Christmas lights gives this street in Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich a festive atmosphere – Pix by Patricia Jasidason

Shoppers brave the wet and chilly weather to join in the festivities @ Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

One of the largest Christmas Markets in Zurich @Weinachtsdorf at Sechselautenplatz – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Christmas ornaments on sale @Weinachtsdorf Christmas Market at Sechselautenplatz, Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Christmas scenes @Weinachtsdorf Christmas Market at Sechselautenplatz, Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Fruit punch and mulled wine to keep you warm while you shop at the open air Christmas market @Weinachtsdorf, Sechselautenplatz, Zurich – Pix by Patricia Jasudason

Festive atmosphere @Weinachtsdorf  Christmas Market, Sechselautenplatz, Zurich

Festive atmosphere outside the Landesmeuseum, Zurich

Festive fun @ the Landesmuseum, Zurich

Bright festive lights at the Landesmuseum, Zurich

Roasts @Weinachtsdorf Christmas Market, Sechselautenplatz, Zurich

Wooden Christmas ornaments @Weinachtsdorf Christmas Market, Sechselautenplatz, Zurich

Below are also some of my favourite Christmas market scenes from Germany and the Czech Republic from my own collection.

Various fairy tale character in a Christmas scene @ Odeonsplatz Christmas market in Munich, Germany

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A craftsman creates Christmas Baubles and Glass Ornaments at the Marienplatz Christmas Market, Munich, Germany
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Christmas Market at the Prague Old Town Square, Czech Republic

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Old Prague Ham roasting on an open fire – goes perfectly with a cup of hot and spicy mulled wine @Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic.

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A man roasts chestnuts at the Christmas Market in Munchner Freiheit, Munich, Germany.

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Christmas Ornament at the Pink Christmas Market in Sendlinger Tor Christmas Market, Munich, Germany.

For more on what to savour at Christmas Markets – read my older post:

https://mariadasstheworld.com/2016/12/23/winter-warmers/

For details on Christmas markets in Zurich, Switzerland:

https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/christmas-markets

For details on German Christmas Markets:

http://www.germany.travel/en/specials/christmas/christmas.html

For details on Christmas Markets in the Czech Republic:

http://www.czechtourism.com

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