The picturesque town of Rapperswil-Jona is always worth a visit, but for Christmas it is even more exciting. This time of the year, with the beautiful Christmas market right at Lake Zurich, the town adds just another mesmerising feature to its full plate of enchanting attractions. With records dating back to pre-historic times, Rapperswil-Jona, which unites the municipalities of Rapperswil and Jona, looks back on a long history. Celts, Romans and many more left their mark on the city. One particular historic aspect is the development of the name rose city. As it became very important to identify yourself in medieval times, the noble family Von Rapperswil decided more than 1,000 years ago to pick a crest with a rose on it. Today, their choice is still represented in the city crest of Rapperswil-Jona, and roses are ubiquitous all year round.