Winter Zürich

Last year, I visited Zürich for the first time. It was just before Christmas and I fell in love with this city. Zürich is small and beautiful, standing on the mouth of the Limmat river and the northern side of the Zürich lake (or Zürichsee). I think that time the city center was packed with tourists, but I can only remember how beautifully everything was decorated for Christmas and how clean everything looked. It may be the lake and the water, the medieval buildings of the oldest part of the city, the cold or that the Swiss German reminded me a bit to the Swedish language, but this city reminds me a lot to Stockholm… and I have such great memories from the two years I lived in Stockholm!

After that great first experience, I couldn’t resist when my husband suggested me to visit Zürich again in January. The only thing I missed in my first visit was the snow, and now in January Zürich is covered with a thin white layer. It’s been such an amazing week rediscovering the city without the “Christmas crowds”. It’s a pleasure to wander around the almost empty old town and enjoy its beautiful sights almost for myself.

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Zürich at night. Canon 1200D 18mm f/11 30sec. ISO 100
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Fraumünster reflected on the Limmat. Canon 1200D 10mm f/11 30sec. ISO 100
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Colorful Swiss winter. Canon 1200D 49mm f/5.6 1/80sec. ISO 100
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First snow. Canon 1200D 43mm f/5 1/200sec. ISO 100
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Agustinergasse in Lindenhof. Canon 1200D 18mm f/11 1/20sec. ISO 100
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Limmat river and Zürichsee from Grossmünster tower. Canon 1200D 10mm f/11 1/500sec. ISO 100
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Lindenhof from Grossmünster tower. Canon 1200D 13mm f/11 1/400sec. ISO 100
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A frozen fountain. Canon 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/3200sec. ISO 100
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Frozen plants. Canon 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/3200sec. ISO 100
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Zürichsee with the Alps in the background. Canon 1200D 50mm f/11 1/400sec. ISO 100

 

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