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WINTER WONDERLAND: SNOW IN ZURICH

SNOWY SCENES IN ZURICH

Christmas isn’t Christmas unless it snows. It just isn’t the same.

In London, it rarely snows on Christmas Day. So December is the perfect time to visit Zurich if, like me, you adore classic Christmas scenes: lakes, mountains and beautiful buildings; all clasically and elegantly decorated.

Waking up one morning to large gentle flakes of snow pouring out of a blanket of white sky, covering every inch of the city and greenery surrounding Lake Zurich, is a dream come true! So, whilst many stay indoors, wrapped up warm with a hot drink, I wrap up warm eager to step outside, play and explore.

It’s perfect to capture some of the most beautiful images I have ever taken of winter and snow over serene landscapes. The essence of Christmas …

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Colourful Christmas baubles hang off a tree along Lake Zurich, ‘Zurichsee

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Parks & spindly paths along Lake Zurich

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Festive colours along Zurichhorn

Lake Zurich is full of swans. This solo swan is unafraid to approach me in the hope of food.

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Solo swan on Lake Zurich’s crystal clear waters

The misty atmosphere creates a mood that’s secretive and inviting…almost Narnia-like.

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Misty Lake Zurich

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Atmospheric along Lake Zurich on a misty wintry day

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Berries add a splash of colour to misty moody scenes
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Traditional lamps add a classic scene along Lake Zurich

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Lake Zurich parks and ‘green spaces’ enveloped in a layer of snow with winter lanterns by night, Zurich

Along Lake Zurich towards Zurichhorn in Seefeld district, flakes of snow cover various elements of nature.

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Berries in a blanket of snow along Lake Zurich

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Frosted Autumn / Winter leaves

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Exquisite rose surviving the frost

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Snow tree, along Lake Zurich

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Frosting on leaves, Zurich

Oases along Zurichsee

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Steps across the stream in little parks along Lake Zurich

This is one of my favourite museums in Zurich. The striking property alone warrants a gander, particularly as a winter fairytale. Outside, a stall selling roasted chestnuts provides much-needed warmth.

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Heidi-Weber Haus Museum along Zurichhorn

Zurich city centre is picturesque with colourful buildings, cobbled narrow streets and dramatic river and mountain backdrop.

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Fraumunster Kirche or Church, capped by snow, iconic religious building in Zurich

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Across the Limmat to Grossmunster & Rathaus City Hall

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Legendary Opera House, ‘OpernHaus’ looks splendid in snow, Zurich

 

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White rooftops Zurich city centre, Switzerland

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The largest clock face in Europe, dusted in snow, Zurich

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Beautiful buildings sprinkled in snow, Zurich

 

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View of Zurich city centre out to hills, frosted in snow, Switzerland

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Through the branches, view of Zurich in snow

In case you aren’t yet feeling festive or feeling warm for snow, here’s a final photograph for good measure…

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Snowman wizard, Stadtpark in Zurich city centre

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