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Exploring more Xmas markets: Brig+Montreux

Hosted by the Consul of the Milan Weekend Explorers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 14 Dec 09:00 - Sun 15 Dec 19:00

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Shall we have one last exploring weekend, before we fly into the new year? After the long weekend in the Black Forest, the idea is to seek some more Xmas atmosphere in south-western Switzerland, in Brig on Saturday and Montreux on Sunday.

You can choose to come on either or both days, given how close Brig and Montreux are from Milano.

Brig will likely feature a colder and collected atmosphere, moreover as they predict snow this week. Plan is to have a walk across the two sides of Brig (Brig and Naters) as well as enjoy the musical events that are part of this year's Advent Calendar show. Highlight of Saturday will likely be the a-cappella performance by Swiss act Sparklettes ( Protected content ) at 18:00, next to Brig Castle. We saw them perform last year in Thun and they are talented and fun to watch. Will we manage to throw in some thermal baths as well? Maybe yes!

Sunday will definitely be more lively, as Xmas markets are a big thing in Montreux, and a gazillion events will be featured, including a flying Santa on the lake, a Russian Xmas market and a medieval market. You may read about the festival on:
Protected content . As every time in Montreux, we'll start the exploration of the city by having a ride on the Orient Express inspired train, so as to gain a vantage point overlooking the Swiss riviera.

Recommended train: if you choose Saturday, the 9:29 Milano Cle Protected content Domodossola Protected content Domodossola -12:16 Brig combo should cost 15 euro