Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z is for Zurich, Switzerland




Zurich, Switzerland is a beautiful city on the banks of Lake Zurich.  The language here is German.  The other three languages of Switzerland are French, Italian, and Romansh.

This was my first stop on the trip, so I am truly back where I started from.


The city center has three large churches.  The Grossmunster Church is surely the largest and is seen on the right.

The clock of St. Peter's in the background

The Fraumunster Cathedral 

The river views below:



Lake Zurich:




Shopping was a little too rich for my wallet.  Zurich is the most expensive city I have ever visited.  Nothing else even comes close.  Talk about sticker shock!  Even eating here was costly.  But, it was a great start to three weeks in Europe and you only live once.

I hope you enjoyed your journey with me and that maybe you have been bitten by the 'travel bug', even if only in pictures.  Thanks for traveling with me and commenting along the way.  You are all great travel partners!

On my Bucket List:  Zhanjiang, China

11 comments:

  1. I would love to visit Zurich but I also heard the prices are crazy. I wonder how the "average" folk live there-cheaply I bet:) Love the pictures of the churches and see the Romanesque and then Gothic influence in the one church at the top. Thoroughly enjoyed all your posts! I love Germany and my heritage and it was nice to see how wonderfully you showcased everything here. I am a proud Canadian but also proud og my German heritage. Thanks!!! Whew now we can relax a little-we made it!

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  2. I just spent my morning coffee going over your whole blog - being a little homesick. The real trouble started when I came to the picture of the "Stollen." Now, I must substitute this for toast and jam instead of my usual yogurt.
    Lovely, lovely pictures. Thank you and "Auf Wiedersehen."

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    1. I bought that stollen to share with my family and then decided I couldn't wait and ate most of it myself. I think I may have to make some this year for the holidays. So glad you stopped by.

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  3. I have enjoyed your travel pix very much Denise. I wish I had been to some of the places you visited but it was not to be. Glad you made it through the challenge. Now what? Gardening?

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    1. Gardening. Yes. Spring is coming so late this year. Went out yesterday when the rain moved out to do a little more clean-up.

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  4. After my fist visit to Zurich I've stopped shopping here and now only sightsee in this glorious town. Thankfully there's always a fabulous cafe to go to!

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    1. I imagine that had I shopped here on Day one of my trip, the trip would have been much shorter.

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  5. Congratulations on finishing the A to Z, Denise! Your photos of Zurich are stunning. I've been to Switzerland, but only to the Bernese Oberland, never to a Swiss city. As you mention, Switzerland is very expensive. The only Swiss activity I can afford is hiking. :)

    VR Barkowski

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  6. great job denise--and looks like a lovely city--too bad the shopping was a little pricey!

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  7. My mom and dad went there and they came back and told me it was one of the best places they've ever been.

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    1. I had actually planned to go back there before moving on to Frankfurt, but the hotel was more than twice what it would cost in Frankfurt. It is worth a return trip as are most of the places I saw in Switzerland. I think I'd like to do a trip there by train. Of course, I am going to lave to live into my 100's to see everything on my bucket list.

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