Fireworks, good food, family and friends toasting in the New Year. This is the traditional scene everywhere on the Eve of the New Year. But, if you want to go all out, and celebrate in style, then Zurich, Switzerland is the place to be this New Year’s Eve!
Why Spend New Year’s Eve in Zurich?
Zurich is the ideal setting with mountains peaks as the backdrop for midnight fireworks that reflect off Lake Zurich. Many people spend the day skiing before returning to one of the event’s sponsoring hotels to prepare for an enchanted evening.
New Year’s Eve Magic on Lake Zurich
The event is organized by the Zurich Hotelier’s Association and many of the hotels will offer live entertainment and dining options on site for those who want to stay away from the crowds. The more adventurous will wander down to the banks of Lake Zurich to watch live entertainment and sample local cuisine. Food is available in stalls at the lake or in one of the many restaurants catering the evening. Even if you decide on a nice restaurant, get a Zurich bratwurst before the end of the night. It is a local favorite sure to please!
The Countdown and Fireworks
As midnight approaches, crowds will gather at the best viewing locations to see the fireworks. Zurich is famous for its spectacular 15-minute fireworks display. For those wishing to be away from the crowds, watch from across the lake at Ziegel-au-Lac, Hafen Enge, Bad Mythenquai, or Church Wollishofen. Or go to Uetliberg Kulm as it has trains running back to the city during the night.
Regardless where you watch, don’t miss the firework display. It is one of the best shows in Europe! Even if you stay in your accommodations that evening, watch the fireworks from Zurich’s town webcams!
Accommodations for the Event
Zurich is popular during the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations due to fantastic skiing opportunities. Apartments sell-out fast so book your fully furnished apartment early. If you need last minute accommodations or special rooms, call us at +46 46 130 900.
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