The Most Wonderful Christmas Markets of Switzerland
The time has come, Christmas is just around the corner. And in the air! Yesterday I breathed in the scent of Christmas cookies for the first time in my stairwell. Heavenly. But I'm not only looking forward to the sweet treats, but also to the Christmas markets. You're probably thinking to yourself, "Oh, they're the same everywhere!" Think again! I've done some research and now I shall prove you wrong. I promise!
Cow trekking! Yes, you read that right. At the Christmas market in Stein am Rhein, people not only drink mulled wine, but also ride cows. But that's not all: The supporting program ranges from beer brewing to sword fighting demonstrations. On thing is sure, you will not get bored in this «fairy-tale town».
Where: Stein am Rhein When: Until January 1st, 2023, from Wednesday to Sunday
The universe fascinates me over and over. With the naked eye we see 3000 stars. But in our galaxy there are up to 400 billion stars. I can't even imagine how many there are in the whole universe. These facts are really really overwhelming, which is why I'm kind of glad that I know that in the star city of St. Gallen there are exactly 700 stars that are hung up during the Christmas season. Also, the Christmas market in the city is definitely a bright shining star.
Where: Waaghaus, Bohl and Marktgasse St. Gallen When: Until December 24th
The picture of the Christmas market in Einsiedeln fascinates me. The little wooden houses in front of the monastery look so small. Or was the photo taken in the Swissminiature? No, of course not! This would not be possible at all, because in Swissminiature all models are made on a scale of 1:25. The monastery would definitely exceed the dimensions of the park. But what I really wanted to tell you: go to Einsiedeln, if you have never seen the most important baroque building in Switzerland in real life! And of course to the Christmas market.
Where: Klosterplatz, Einsiedeln When: Until December 4th
I was just recently speaking to my office mates about a wild night I had at the Stanser Musiktage. Suddenly someone interrupted me with the question, «Stans, where is that?» In case you don’t know Stans, it's the cantonal capital of the canton Nidwalden and definitely has more to offer than you think. And the people there know how to do a good festival. If you find yourself in Central Switzerland for the Christmas market, I recommend combining your visit with a trip to the Stanserhorn (see photo). Ah, and one last thing: there is a living nativity scene at the Christmas market!
No, that's not just any village you see here in the photo. This is Davos, the highest town in Europe. It is located at 1,560 m above sea level. I think it is nice that the municipality is allowed to call itself a town. But I must confess that as a city dweller I have to smile a bit. I would find it much better if it would show off with its Christmas market, which is located on a frozen lake. Not bad at all!
Where: Seehofseeli, Davos When: December 16th and 17th
If you’d rather stay in Zürich, you can go to the lovely Christmas market on Sechseläutenplatz in front of the opera house. The international culinary delights are my favourite part of this market, but you can also find a Swiss fondue-chalet and of course loads of stalls with unusual finds from artisans.
Where: Sechseläutenplatz, Zürich When: Until December 23d
I would like to recommend one last Christmas market to you. Every 2nd Saturday of Advent in Trogen, there is a Christmas market where products from people with disabilities are sold. I’d say go and support it!
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