After two days in Munich, my grandmother, aunt, and I boarded the train to Zurich, Switzerland. All I knew about this European destination was that it is ranked no. 4 on the list of World’s Most Expensive Cities and that it is famous for its fondue (I think this was the part I was most excited about. Then again, anything involving food gets me excited).
We arrived in the Swiss city early in the afternoon and walked 10 minutes to Hotel Adler, a relatively small establishment that is attached to the popular restaurant Swiss Chuchi. We walked into our room and were greeted with candies and postcards bearing the restaurant’s name. By this point, the three of us had already made a mental note to make reservations for dinner.
It was late afternoon by the time we settled into our room, so we took the time left in the day to explore the streets. Zurich is a very walkable city, with the main attractions and sights being a close distance away from each other. Lake Zurich acts as the centerpiece for Switzerland’s largest city, and despite the cold winds and overcast skies, one of my favorite parts about the trip was being able to walk out onto one of the docks to view the Swiss Alps across the lake.
Below are pictures of the things we did and saw that are worth looking into if you have an upcoming trip to Zurich.
In addition to just exploring the city on our own, we partook in a Best of Zurich City Bus Tour, which took us around key city sights and into the Zurichberg district, a more residential area that is situated on a hill overlooking the lake. The tour took about three hours, and it was well worth the money to be driven around by bus. I’ve said before that I’m not a fan of bus tours, but Zurich’s weather was uncommonly windy and cold, so it was a welcome change from the alternative of bracing the wind.
Below are pictures taken while on the bus tour.
After the tour, we went back for a second dinner at Swiss Chuchi because it was just that good. We turned in early that night, and although I was sad to be leaving Zurich the next day, I was excited for what Salzburg, Austria would bring.
Stay tuned for my Spring Break, pt 3 post detailing my days spent in Salzburg admiring The Sound of Music filming locations.