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Zurich Christmas Market at the Main Train Station

19 Nov – 24 Dec 2015
Sun – Wed 11:00 – 21:00
Thu – Sat 11:00 – 22:00

One of Europe's largest indoor Christmas markets will be held at Zurich's main train station. Around 150 festively decorated market huts will be set up and present a wide variety of gift ideas. Over 7000 glittering crystal ornaments will adorn a gigantic Christmas tree inside the enormous train station to enchant young and old and offer one of the most popular photo opportunities in pre-Christmas Zurich.

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Zurich’s "Wienachtsdorf" at Sechseläutenplatz

Mon – Sat 11.00 – 22.00
Sun 11.00 – 20.00

One of the largest Christmas markets in the city of Zurich is held at Sechseläutenplatz, directly in front of the Opera House.

Just a stone’s throw from the lakeshore, Zurich’s “Wienachtsdorf” – or Christmas village – enchants visitors both big and small. Around 100 market stalls are grouped together to form a convivial Christmas village against the spectacular backdrop of the Opera House, and invite visitors to browse and enjoy a glass or two of glühwein. Set in the heart of the city, on the edge of the Old Town, this enchanting Christmas market is romantic and traditional, yet at the same time modern and urban.

At the market stalls, changing local designers offer out-of-the-ordinary pieces of jewellery and unusual finds, while a colourful choice of culinary delights ensures that visitors do not go hungry. The main focus is placed on people spending an enjoyable time together amidst a Christmas ambiance – whether over an after-work drink of mulled wine, on an excursion with friends, or after making candles with their children at Bürkliplatz.

Zürcher Wienachtsdorf
8001 Zürich

The singing christmas tree and Christmas Market at Werdmühleplatz

19 Nov – 24 Dec 2015

At Werdmühleplatz, with the «Singing Christmas Tree» children’s concerts, Zürich holds its latest and smallest Christmas market.
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Zurich: Art lovers will appreciate Zurich for its wide cultural offer, including more than 50 museums and over a hundred art galleries.
Zurich also boosts the most flamboyant nightlife in the country, proud of detaining the record of the highest density of clubs in Switzerland. With magnificent views of the Alps in the horizon and a variety of shopping opportunities in town, Zurich has something for everyone.
Christmas City Tours
This city tour provides an opportunity to get to know the highlights of Zürich's Christmas Season. You will visit Europe’s largest indoor Christmas market, walk along the romantically illuminated Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy the occasional hot punch or Glühwein. Look forward to stories about the Zürich Christmas Season and the Old Town

Departure location
Tourist Service at the Zürich Main Railway Station
Zürich Tourism
+41 (0) 44 215 40 88
Things to see and do in Zurich

Swiss National Museum
If you want a bit of background history on the country you’re visiting then this museum is just the ticket. You’ll find a host of exhibitions on Swiss history from Stone Age to modern times.

Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Factory
Forget Willy Wonka, this is the real thing. Get chocolate, an insight into its history and manufacture, and a pleasant day out – all for free. The shop is a great place to pick up some gifts too.

Dating back to the 13th century, this striking church is loved by visitors and art enthusiasts for its Chagall stained glass, and Giacometti rose windows. A must see among Zurich sights.

Shoppers, you’ve found your nook once you hit Bahnhofstrasse. This is where you’ll find Zurich’s finest merchandise, from traditional Swiss clocks to exquisite chocolates, and a whole host of other luxuries. It can be very pricey, but it’s definitely worth a look.

Zoo Dolder
Spend a day with the animals at Zoo Dolder on the Zürichberg, the lushly wooded hill just to the east of the city. There are a great variety of animals to see and there’s even a recreated rainforest to make some of them feel at home. The kids will love the penguin parade!

Lake Cruises
Head out onto Lake Zurich for a lake cruise, and see the city from the water. Many of the boats depart from Bürkliplatz.
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