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Old 04.12.2011, 22:48
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Re: List of Xmas markets in Switzerland

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Montreux is very nice but its the only Christmas market ive been to so i cant compare to anything. I see that the Geneva one is not on the list. Good because you cant really call a couple of huts selling gloves a Christmas market
+1 for Montreux. We went there this Saturday. It was busy, but not heaving. It's our first visit. The views were excellent. It was fresh, but not bitter.

There's a park and ride closeby and a golden arches never too far.

It's even better if you like Freddie Mercury.
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+1 for Montreux. We went there this Saturday. It was busy, but not heaving. It's our first visit. The views were excellent. It was fresh, but not bitter.

There's a park and ride closeby and a golden arches never too far.

It's even better if you like Freddie Mercury.
+1 again. Being by the lake makes it feel special.
Had an excellent day-trip from Zurich on a Sunday last year with mother-in-law in tow, so it really must have been good, even though it was heaving
Much to our disgust we were forced into the Macdo - everything else was full (and so was the Macdo), so take some food with you. You can stop off en-route home for something more substantial.
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Re: Christmas market places?

we were at montreux today and it was nice. if you have the time, i would say to save your hunger and hope on the train or bus (or walk- it's not long and it is pretty) to chateau chillon. they have a really great authentic meal with soup, meat, pie, etc and it is a really nice time to visit the castle and see people in costume making all sort of things there as well... if not bring sandwiches and save room for the crepes! yummy
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Re: Christmas market places?

We returned to Nurnberg this weekend and it was well worth it. After having seen the various markets in one of my earlier posts we decided this year the only option was to go back to Nurnberg as most others while good were still not comparing.

So back to Nurnberg it was as this is the closest to Zurich which has the top rating. Dresden, Hamburg and Berlin are just a bit too far for a weekend drive. Nurnberg was achieved in 4 hours drive albeit with the help of the snow trucks preparing the roads with salt in both directions.

The vote by all family members was that Nurnberg still holds top position in the list. Switzerland just doesn't do christmas markets like the germans and not many places do markets like Nurnberg.
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