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Fantastic Zurich

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BY MONICA MACASAET


For our third stop, we took a train to the city of Zurich which lies at the heart of Europe.  It is the largest city in Switzerland and is one of the financial capitals of the world. 

Zurich is quick and easy to reach, whether by train, plane or private vehicle. Its international airport has direct connections with almost all the countries in the world.

Zurich is more “city-like” compared to our past few sojourns in quiet Basel and charming Bern. 

The terminal was grander, the bathrooms spiffier (yes, you can tell by the bathrooms), and the place had all the busy-ness of a hub: swarming, buzzing, always moving. 

This is the place where you can see all the literal richness of the country – its land, economy, and people, where its history and modernity and nature and culture convene harmoniously.

I would like to stress the harmony, because during my short trip it’s an impression that I felt is very central to the Swiss: that to live in this place is to take care of it. Not so much dominion as it is stewardship. 

To illustrate, in 2008, Zurich’s citizens voted for a comprehensive approach to climate protection to be written into law. 

Even if it’s a big city, there is still prevalent use of bikes, a sense of order and quietness, and it’s easy to fall into the general ebb and flow of the city. 

Whereas you might feel swept into the frenzy of New York or Tokyo, for example, in Zurich it’s still pretty relaxed in comparison.

People have lived in this city for about 2,000 years, and you can still see its foundational structures amidst the glitzy sports cars and tourists.

It was heartwarming to see residents of the city jogging or biking by, and then stopping to admire the water or to take a picture of a tree by an old medieval church. To still take their fill of the city that they live and work in.

Again, the Fall travel promo of CHF 175 for both a tourist and a resident card holder worked to our advantage as we only needed to pay an additional CHF 5 each for our chosen cruise instead of the standard CHF 13.80. 

We only had time for a short 1.5-hour cruise, but my friend mentioned she once took the four-hour long cruise around the lake and it was truly, utterly fantastic.

I knew what she meant just a few minutes in the boat.  I could have easily stayed there for the whole afternoon. 

On a boat, on placid waters, with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, going towards some watercolor-looking mountains deeper into the lake. 

There’d be sailboats or people paddle-boarding by, very peacefully. 

It’s hard to write about the fullness of the experience, just that it was completely relaxing and soothing. 

It was indeed truly, utterly fantastic. 

I could imagine working in the city and escaping on this boat during my lunch break on a stressful day at work.

After our short cruise, we walked along the lake, which was vibrant at lunchtime. 

People were sitting, sleeping, eating, chatting by the piers. 

I had never seen so many swans at one time, just waiting to be fed. 

There were many performers and entertainers too, either playing the accordion or Latin pop (“Bamboleo” in particular). 

I was so amused just walking down the pier because of all the things I’d see: the ducks, a bench of four old ladies hanging out, an off-leash dog swimming on his own, some kids jumping into the water to swim and then being chased out by a swan.

We roamed the city proper after that. 

Zurich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland.

So in Zurich, they have good shopping, good food, a lot of things to see and do – of which we bypassed or only breezed through because Lake Zurich was the top of our list.

The people in Zurich are more smartly dressed compared to the other cities I visited (think trim suits and designer bags and power makeup), and lunch was pricey but decent.

Again, you’d see so much of the old mixed in with the modern, such as ancient fountains right alongside sleek, futuristic-looking payphones. (Which led me to wonder why there were still payphones in the cities I visited; it might be because of the older population, who also still read physical newspapers).

I bought an overpriced cow bell souvenir for my mom and we stopped by a Confiserie Sprüngliin the train station before our ride home. This chain of confectioneries is a Swiss institution – more specifically a Zurich one – founded in 1836 as one of the pioneers in the production of what we now know to be world-class Swiss chocolate. They’re known for their Luxemburgerli, which are small macarons; a treat that has been a hit for 60 years now. The macarons are small but luxurious in taste. It was a nice close to the day trip, with something so quintessentially Swiss, from the heart of Zurich.
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