Each year the main train station in Zürich plays host to the Christmas market with an assortment of stalls purveying various knick-knacks.
The Christmas Tree (pictured above) is one of the most prominent features and, being sponsored by Swarovski, is adorned with an assortment of glittery, shiney glass ornaments.
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