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Day Tripping in Switzerland (Work in Progress)

A May 2001 trip to Zurich by mfs

Noodles Casa Della Pasta Photo, Thun, Switzerland More Photos
Quote: We stopped in Switzerland en route to Turkey to visit friends who live in Zurich. We got to see the country through the eyes of locals as our friends took us on numerous day trips and over night visits to their favorite places.

Day Tripping in Switzerland (Work in Progress)

Overview

View of the Jungfrau Range from Murren Photo, Zurich, Switzerland
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Highlights include lunch overlooking the Jungfrau in Murren; a boat trip on the Thunnersee; and kicking around Lucern.

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Switzerland has a great train system - our friends who live there rarely drive their car for weekend trips within the country. The trains are clean and very reliable and the views are spectacular!

Noodles Casa Della Pasta

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Restaurant | "Noodles Casa Della Pasta (Thun, Switzerland)"

Noodles Casa Della Pasta Photo, Thun, Switzerland
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Noodles was highly recommended by a friend who loves in the quaint town of Thun. The pasta restaurant takes traditional Italian dishes and adds Swiss touches. The dining room is cozy, with wooden booths and rustic touches. The wine list is excellent, and the service is friendly and waitstaff, attentive. The food was very good, but don't expect traditional Italian fare. The dishes are bests described as "Italian inspired," and have a distinctly Swiss-German influence. I had papardelle with tomatoes (19.00 SF) - it was delicious but not what I would expect of a typical papardelle dish in Italy. The wide noodles were perfectly cooked, and served in a buttery sauce with a hint of tomato. Th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2001

Noodles Casa Della Pasta
Unterehauptgasse 24
Thun, Switzerland

Confiserie Sprüngli

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Attraction | "Confiserie Sprungli (Zurich)"

Confiserie Sprüngli Photo, Zurich, Switzerland
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I know - it's technically not a restaurant, but you can make a meal out of their superb confections. Confiserie Sprungli at Paradplatz and Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich (among other locations) is a must for anyone even remotely interested in chocolate. This shrine to chocolate is purveyor of everything from chocolate bars and chocolate nut clusters (delicious!!!) to more exotic confections. They are famous for their exquisite Luxemburgeli - light, merengue-y cream-filled puffs that are best eaten fresh the day they are made. There is no good way to describe how good these little things are - I have never encountered anything like them in my world-...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2001

Confiserie Sprüngli
Paradeplatz, Bahnhofstrasse 21
Zurich, Switzerland 8022
+ 41 44 224 47 11

Ristorante Pizzeria Corallo

Restaurant | "Ristorante Pizzeria Corallo (Zurich)"

Ristorante Pizzeria Corallo Photo, Zurich, Switzerland
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We were taken to this favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant by friends who live in Zurich and come here often. Cozy and rustic, this little place serves up quite a hearty meal! Under the attentive care of the owner, we feasted on delicious thin-crust pizze (quatro formaggi, pizza insalata, and margherita - all wonderful), pasta (baked canneloni and hearty pasta bolognese) and veal marsala. We were given complimentary grappa that brought tears to our eyes. The wine list includes basic chiantis and some local wines. All of our meals were outstanding, and the service was terrific (it helped, I suppose, that one of our friends was close with the owner). The waiters were fun and friendly. We ate ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2001

Ristorante Pizzeria Corallo
Weinbergstrasse 117
Zurich, Switzerland
01 362 00 59

Edelweiss Cafe

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Restaurant | "Edelweiss Cafe (Murren, Switzerland)"

Edelweiss Cafe Photo, Zurich, Switzerland
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Edelweiss Cafe has one of the best views I have ever encountered from a restaurant (save for, maybe, Restaurant Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower). The little cafe clings to the cliffs of the lovely village of Murren, and affords breathtaking views of the Jungfrau, Eiger, and Monk summits. While the cafeteria-style food is so-so, the view is worth everything. We got a few pizzas, German potato salad, a cheese platter and plenty of beer and spent the afternoon just gazing up at the amazing Jungfrau range from our table on the sunny outdoor patio. The counter service is slow (there is no table service), but who cares? The view is so staggering that you would sit there all day even if it wasn't a cafe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2001

Edelweiss Cafe
5 Allmen
Zurich, Switzerland