Zurich Stories and Tips

An overview of our time in Zurich

Of our 4 nights in Zurich two of the days were spent elsewhere as documented in our other journals. We stayed at the Pension St. Joseph, about a half mile from the train station. Nice place, nothing too special, about $90 US per night. We walked from one end of the city to the other, there is a large lake at one end, very scenic. We went to a movie one evening as they are in English. We toured a couple of museums, the Kunsthaus, which featured artists from Rembrandt to Dali, was very good if you are into art. We toured the Grossmunster cathedral, which has two Gothic towers, which legend says was built there because Charlemagne's horse tripped there. Also toured the Fraumunster, which has stained glass windows painted by Marc Chagall. We windowshopped the Bahnhofstrasse, a very expensive street where you can buy the very best of swiss watches if your pockets are deep enough. We didn't attempt to do any fine dining, but our meals were fine, though not memorable. Maybe we missed the highlights, but we found Lucerne more interesting than Zurich.

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