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10 tips for the best Christmas markets in Switzerland (recommended by locals)

Christmas markets in Switzerland are also known as Adventsmark, Weihnachtsmarkt, Christkindlimarkt (or Märit, Märet, depends on the local dialect spoken :)) Each market has its own traditions, decorations, and food. Ornately decorated stalls nestled together, merchants selling handmade products, Christmas decorations, mulled wine and, of course, the best cheeses in the world. After going to well-known Christmas markets in Prague, Dresden or Regensburg, I made it my mission to visit some of the best in Switzerland. 

I asked my readers to contribute to this post and below you can find their recommendations. So in today’s post, I bring you tips for the 10 Christmas markets we visited and which locals (understand: my husband’s work colleagues 🙂 ) and also my readers recommend. So save the date, here we go:

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A pleasant Sunday afternoon in Büren an der Aare

As you may remember, during our cruise on the Aare river last year we made a stop at the town of Büren an der Aare. So our boat just stopped here to pick up more tourists, so there was no room for a tour of this historic town. But I promised myself I would definitely come back to visit it later. The right time has come this Sunday: as the “Bürenlauf” run is approaching, and I wanted to “check out the terrain.” So we spent the late summer afternoon in this little town. Continue Reading

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Fribourg – walk through the captivating old town

It was one of the precious moments when my dear half suggested that we could spend our free Sunday afternoon in the town rather than hiking in nature. And his choice was Friborg. And so, before he could change his mind, I took two printed guides (yes, people, real books! 🙂 ) and started planning a tour of this town, which we always just passed by but never stopped here.
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The best of Bern with kids

Are you going to spend one day with kids in Bern during your travels through Switzerland? Or you live in Switzerland and you´d like to make a day trip to introduce the Swiss capital to your kids? Read this guide with 10 tips where to take your kids and make your visit to Bern just unforgettable. Continue Reading

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Avenches ancient, medieval and artistic

In almost all materials for bloggers (and that I’ve read a lot of them lately) you’ can learn that your blog posts should be either educative or entertaining. I usually try to do that, but on the other hand, I think I can afford the luxury once in a while, that my post is none of these. * Just to be a nice reminder of the day I spent with my children and my parents, my brother and his girlfriend when they came to see us in Switzerland. The days of their visit are the days when I feel terribly exhausted every night, because one has to work in many different roles within a week (travel agent, meteorologist, buyer, cook, driver, daughter, wife, mother …) but on the other side is terribly happy that we can enjoy these moments together.
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Lugano with kids: one day adventures

You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the city surrounded by forested mountains and the azure blue lake. Here one feels more like in Italy. Not only because of the beautiful weather with blue skies, palm trees, but also Italian ice cream, Italian pasta and, of course, Italian language. But Lugano is the largest city (but not the capital) of the Canton of Ticino in the Italian part of Switzerland. That´s why you feel like home because it also has everything, that is Swiss: order, tidiness, shops you know and of course (unfortunately) price tags 😉
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Day trip to Vevey

Last Saturday, we took a half-day trip to Vevey, which is a riviera-like town set on the shore of Lake Geneva. It may be a bit in the shadow of the more famous Montreux, but this picturesque town is definitely worth visiting. In this post, I´d like to give you some tips, how you can spend a gorgeous day in this town. Continue Reading