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  • Day3

    Schweiz - Zürich #2

    January 1 in Switzerland

    Am Sonntag waren wir dann bei bestem
    Wetter auf dem Uetliberg mit einer tollen Sicht über die Stadt! Und nachts haben wir uns das Feuerwerk am See angeschaut - das war der Hammer, das riesigste Feuerwerk was wir jemals gesehen haben 😍

  • Day5

    Bike time

    August 25, 2016 in Switzerland

    I have found the Parrotts, reunited with Illy and met Bernadette.
    We have set up bikes tonight...

  • Day1

    Ab in die Berge

    June 5, 2017 in Switzerland

    Das Pfingstwochenende ging es nach Zürich zu Lorenz und Laura. Mit einer guten Stunde Verspätung ging es am Samstag morgen in Berlin los, in Zürich wurden wir dann mittags gleich abgeholt und es ging weiter zum Vierwaldstätter See. Dort ging es mit der Seilbahn den Rigi hinauf und anschließend auf eine gute 4h-Wanderung durch die Gipfel und Täler bei drückendem Sonnenschein. Den Sonntag verbummelten wir in der Stadt und fuhren anschließend noch eine kleine Rundfahrt über den Zürisee bevor wir das Wochenende mit einem kleinen Grillabend auf der Dachterrasse ausklingen ließen.Read more

  • Day1

    Schweiz - Zürich #1

    December 30, 2017 in Switzerland

    Wir hatten ein tolles Silvesterwochenende im schönen Zürich! Die Stadt ist einfach wunderschön, nur bei den Preisen schaut man am besten weg😄 Am Samstag hatten wir noch einen verregneten grauen Tag aber dafür war am Sonntag strahlend blauer Himmel, das tat gut, endlich mal wieder etwas Sonne zu sehen 😊☀️

  • Day177

    Zurich for a very short stay.....

    February 27, 2017 in Switzerland

    Gorgeous train ride to Zurich this morning and I managed to catch some of the carnival before I left. People were drinking so early. I talked to a Swiss girl at breakfast this morning and she gave me the facts about fasnacht-wear the scariest masks to scare away winter, bring on spring and growth of new things, along with the celebration of lent. I had the top of the train this morning and what a ride. Zurich is huge and very confusing. The train station is bigger than Vancouver airport and by the time I found my way out and my hostel, which is wayyyyyy out of town it took me an hour and a half and I was completely drenched from sweat. It's very hilly and it was hot. A bit of a high class attitude in this city even with the hostel staff. I'm only staying the night and catching the bus to Salzburg in the morning, bright and early. Home if Mozart, The Sound of Music, bratwurst and beer! Yeah! I had a hell of a time finding beer today and finally did in some small store 2km from my hostel. My liver has been gravely cleansed in Switzerland and after today's walk I just wanted to have a couple of frothy Swiss beers. My bus is only 7 hours with a 1.5 transfer in Munchen Germany, which is good because I can stretch my legs and grab a pretzel or strudel. Looking forward to Salzburg, this city has been on my bucket list since 2008.Read more

  • Day7

    Zurich

    June 19, 2017 in Switzerland

    First train of the day was 09.35 from still sunny Kitzbuhel for us but, by this time, James, Jodie and Dexter had been in the air half an hour, having set off at the unearthly hour of 04.15 ! We seamlessly transferred from Kitzbuhel to Worgl, to Kufstein, to Munich and finally arrived in Zurich at around 17.30. We had coffee and a pastry at Kufstein in a local Backerei and chatted to a pleasant German couple who thought Brexit was a very sad state of affairs. Bit of a rush at Munich with not much time to reacquaint ourselves with this grand station but found the delightful restaurant car on this final train (4and a half hours) and partook of alcoholic light refreshment! Lots of interesting people to survey on the train and an irritating, unsupervised child who was hanging off the red emergency stop handle at one point until Ted took it upon himself to tell the parents! It was bakingly hot on arrival at Zurich-about 30 degrees C at least but it only took us about 5 mins to google map ourselves to the Hotel de Theatre. Budget room but adequate for our needs. Very noisy as next to the main road but couldn't bear to shut the windows-too hot. Went out for a drink by the river and thence pasta meal which was megally expensive but then we are in Switzerland! James and Jodie have put some great photos on Facebook of the triathlon and they are home safe and sound.Read more

  • Day8

    An afternoon in Zurich

    June 20, 2017 in Switzerland

    1pm- so now time to join our Zurich City Highlights tour booked through Viator with whom I have previously booked tours in South Africa. Bus full of various nationalities and personalities which is almost more interesting than the tour itself I always find! The lady tour guide had a quaint way of speaking English which made us quite giggly at some points. However, a tour around Zurich and more information about various places we had seen in the morning. A short walking tour around the old town and churches but did not go into anywhere, followed by the whole tour bus going onto the ferry and traversing the Lake from the "Gold Coast" to the "Silver Coast" and thence up the cable car at Felsenegg. Could not have had a more beautiful day for this and the views of the Lake were stunning. Had a nice cup of tea in the cafe after a walk through the forest and then down the cable car again and back in the bus to Zurich. Still very hot and although the people at the back of the bus were complaining about the lack of air conditioning, our lady guide told them waspishly that it was much hotter at the front of the bus as there were more windows and that it is so cold here in the winter they should all be glad to see a bit of sun!! Not a bad tour all in all when one has only a short time to see a city. Out for dinner which cost another kidney-glad we are going tomorrow as couldn't afford to stay longer!Read more

  • Day8

    A morning in Zurich

    June 20, 2017 in Switzerland

    Decided to take up the offer of breakfast at the hotel as, judging by last night's dinner price, we may have to sell a kidney each to partake of breakfast in the touristy bit of Zurich! Our breakfast window looks out onto the funicular which transports people, especially students, up to the university buildings (famous ex-students are Einstein and Roentgen, he who invented x-rays). So of course it was a must to board the funicular and go up there ourselves straight after breakfast and partake of the views. This was followed by a stroll along the river, through the cobbled streets of the old town before crossing over to the smart shops of Bahnhofstrasse. Lunch was at a branch of Nordsee, actually at Zurich HBF itself, where anything fishy can be had. In our case this was prawn and cucumber crusty rolls but the choice was amazing-anything from grilled fish to scampi or salmon or a fishfinger sandwich.Read more

  • Day2

    Zurich Airport

    June 27, 2017 in Switzerland

    Finally landed at Zurich after about 13 hours. Felt like an eternity. Did get some sleep which helped pass the time. Looking forward to coming back to Switzerland. Very clean, very green and lush and very systematic and we'll organised. Best souvenere shop ever. Swiss army knives/ tools, Swiss chocolate cook clocks. Nice airport.

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