Discover the Freshest Foods at Local Markets
For fresh, traditional, high-quality produce, and the chance to interact with friendly locals, the Swiss food markets are the places to be. Zürich has a selection of diverse markets, the best being in its main train station, the Hauptbahnhof, every Wednesday. A fine assortment of colorful vegetables, fragrant cheeses and cured meats are among the produce peddled in this bustling environment. During the Christmas period many more markets spring up around the country, the largest being in Basel. The squares of Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz are decorated with charming wooden huts and Christmas lights, and festive favorites such as mulled wine, hot chocolate and Christmas sweets are added to traditional German foods sold.
By Simon Willis, AFAR Local Expert
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