Photo Story | Zurich – A white Christmas wonderland

A real life fairy tale – Christmas in Zurich.

Having traveled to a few different countries over the years during the Christmas season, I’ve not found a city quite as beautiful at this time of year as Zurich. I can’t pinpoint any one thing about Zurich that makes it such a special place to be in December, there are so many. Of course everything is covered in snow, the busy trams weaving through the traffic, and the picture perfect streets lit up at night.

A passing city tram

Joining in the bustle of last minute Christmas shopping is a real buzz.

The beautifully lit streets at night

Being with family and loved ones is of course a big priority on anyones list. It was my first time eating the swiss classic cheesy Spaetzle, even better that it was home made. Of course you have to have a Schnitzel and it’s not Switzerland without truck loads of chocolate. Being in Zurich at this time of year is like being in a big fairy tale book. It really is an amazing experience.

Staying out of the cold

The stunning view from Uetliberg

We stayed at The Hotel Greulich which was beautiful. Our Garden suite room was perfect for the two of us. The split level room has a sofa and TV area on the top with bed and bathroom on the lower floor. There was plenty of space to keep bags out of sight and the frosted glass bathroom and shower made for some interesting adult fun. We won’t be sharing those pictures with you.

The garden after dark

The Garden Rooms

A real festive feeling

The beautiful courtyard tree

Breakfast was perfect… The pictures say it all.

Breakfast in the restaurant at Hotel Greulich

This winter you’ll find a re-vamped Hotel Greulich with five new suites and five new junior suites. Of course next time we visit Zurich we have to try the Penthouse Suite.

Hotel Greulich Penthouse

Hotel Greulich Suite

Restaurant Greulich has also been re-born with a whole new kitchen concept – small plates. Delicious little portions of fine food that you can combine together to match your appetite or desires. Matching wines are served by the glass.

Restaurant Greulich Small Plates Menu

This review of Hotel Greulich and the views expressed are our own and not influenced by nor has this story been sponsored by the hotel.

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3 comments

  1. Bernie Kearns · January 10, 2013

    i always look for budget travel these days because it is not easy to earn money in these economic crisis times.’

  2. Kash Bhattacharya · December 27, 2011

    Great article, especially the pictures….

    Great to see you guys embracing Instagram too.

    Keep in touch via blog ( http://www.budgettraveller.org) Twitter or Instagram – I am the ‘BudgetTraveller’

    • roomcritic · December 30, 2011

      Thanks Budget Traveller… We will definitely keep in touch.

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