Zurich Journals

Switzerland - from Zurich to the Alps

An October 1996 trip to Zurich by Suzannecat

Quote: After spending my freshman year of college abroad at a school in Lugano, Switzerland, I returned in 1996 with my husband to show him some of my favorite haunts and see some new places along the way -- we stayed in Zurich, Lucerne, Chur, Montreux, Zermatt, and of course, Lugano.

Rosti Bar


Rosti (pronounced Rohshti) is a famous, hearty Swiss dish similar to American hashbrowns, but often served with meat and/or cheese and vegetables as a meal, skillet style.

Right in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof train station is this great, casual, little diner-style Rosti bar. It's fairly cheap eats for Switzerland- and a nice change from just grabbing a quick pre-made panini sandwich while traveling or changing trains.

We had rosti with sausage and cheese I think and I don't think it was more than about US$10 per person. The rosti was freshly made, hot, filling, and delicious.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 20, 2003

Rosti Bar
Zurich Main Train Station (HBF)
Zurich, Switzerland