This trip had been in the making since three months ago, between Becky and I (living in the UK and Italy respectively). She needed to use up her annual leave; I had seeds sown in my head of enchanted winter wonderlands. The final, and possibly the most important pull was glühwein – thus flights were booked and itineraries were planned. Our Swiss Christmas Markets road trip extravaganza commenced!
The first leg of our road trip was to Lucerne, a two hour drive from home. The city is very picturesque, due to its location by the Lake Lucerne and surrounded by mountains. We can’t help but feel like we were in an episode of an old-school thriller series.
Day 2 saw an impromptu trip to Zurich. It is a bustling city with great chocolate and pastry shops but served the worst coffee I’ve ever had! Their Christmas Market was great and also conveniently located at the train station. If you are there, be sure to try the hot Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack drink! It is AMAZING!!!
Basel was next. There was a hint of trepidation before we arrived as some friends had warned us that there was nothing special about the city. We have never been happier to have been proven wrong! Basel turned out to be so much more. The only downside was that it was absolutely freezing! We made sure we had our hot drinks handy.
So here’s our six days of pre-Christmas warming up! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about it as much as we had exploring the Christmas Markets. Here’s to a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year ahead.