Zurich By Night
Friday, 27 December 2013
When planning travel, we often put a lot of pressure on seeing the city in the daylight when everything is open and the streets are bustling with activity. Normally, I would agree but every once in awhile, one comes across a city that is utterly magical come nightfall. Zurich is one of those cities.
We arrived in Zurich in late afternoon after spending a few days in the Alps. The sun was quickly setting but our disappointment quickly turned to wonderment. The entire city is blanketed in lights which makes it feel warm and romantic despite the near zero temperatures; the Christmas markets and decorations only added to the allure. Because of the holiday season, the streets were bustling with shoppers and the steam from mulled wine and food stalls drifted up into the night.
While we were able to retrace our steps in the light the following day, I couldn't help but feel that Zurich is meant to be explored at night.