There are countless cities and countries that are beautiful during the summer, but what about cities that are even more beautiful during the winter months? Our selection of the most beautiful winter cities is going to leave you wanting to forego your tropical destination for your skis and snowshoes.
Zurich is a city that’s known for being beautiful in the winter, it becomes magical even if you’re not a fan of the cold (especially during Christmas season). The Old Town of Zurich is particularly beautiful when the snow has fallen, so put on your warmest clothes and take a stroll through the town to see the architecture dusted with sparkly white snow. If you prefer to be indoors, tuck yourself (or with your travel companion) into the corner of a restaurant and bask in some fondue that’s authentic to Switzerland and enjoy the feeling of being warm and cozy while the snow falls lightly outside.
The museums in Zurich are a great thing to visit while the snow falls, if you want to stay indoors that is. Zurich is home to the Museum of Modern Art, the Swiss National Museum and the Circus Museum Rapperswill, which is Switzerland’s only circus museum. If you do nothing else, make sure to visit the Lindt Factory Outlet Store and get your hands on some seriously amazing Swiss chocolate. Buy a few packs to bring back home with you while you’re at it. Don’t forget to see the 50-foot Christmas tree in Old Town if you’re travelling near the holiday season.