Jan 7, 2020 - 8:48 PM
in reply to Fritzrab
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Hi Fritzrab -
I have enjoyed the Christmas markets in Zürich for many years, but did not make the trip in 2019. The one in the Hbf is large enough to have some unique booths. Not as charming as the smaller markets, but, effective. I usually buy Springerle ( Anisbrötli) molds there for my sister. Sometimes something from one of the glassblowers for the Christmas tree.
The on at Secheslaütenplatz ( near Bellevue) has grown, after they redesigned and enlarged the space beginning in 2015. There is a Weinachtsdorf there these days. There is a strong emphasis on food; for example, eine Fonduestube.
The pendant string lights on the Bahhofplatz make an impressive display as you look along the length of the street. I first saw them in Züri, but since then have seen them in other places.
I often find nice things from local artisans at the villages in the Emmental; in many cases the fairs are quite small, but I like to stay in the area, so they are readily accessible.
It is also a nice time to visit Bern. If you are lucky, you may see one of the modes of reducing local unemployment - a crew of 4 on that trolley shown in the attached image
PS - I misspelled "Swarovski" in the title of one of the images, but it is impressive no matter how you spell it. ;-)