While walking in Zurich’s old town with no destination in mind, we saw some stairs to take.
Thinking there will be more boutiques or maybe a main street above, we find this instead…
A park full of local young people and amazing views.
I love travel moments like this.
The fondue restaurant Swiss Chuchi didn’t disappoint. Reservations would not be a bad idea.
Zeughauskeller is a popular beer house, especially with tourists. I thought this restaurant and food was just okay. There was not a lot of people when we went, so the “fun” atmosphere that makes this restaurant was lacking.
My favorite restaurant by far was found randomly. Schtund is just off Bahnhofstrasse. It’s a small bistro specializing in Flammkuchens. I had never heard of this food, but I’m now it’s biggest fan.
Sprungli is a must see and taste for chocolate and macarons.
And our worst food experience in Zurich was beef tartare with spices. Points for effort on our part for giving it a try.
At the end of my first day in Zurich, I’m still having sticker shock. This city is SO expensive. Let me give you some examples in approx usd.
- A 4 mile taxi- $28
- The buffet breakfast at the hotel- $33
- Bathroom at the train station $3
- 1 scoop ice cream cone x 2 $15
On a better note, the center city with its old town is beautiful. Stores from H&M to Chanel line the streets. The better eating places seemed to be on the same side of the bridges as Grossmünster and Niederdorf.
Most of the recommended sights can be done on foot in a day. The tourist map will give you a walking route to make it even easier.
Switzerland photos wouldn’t be complete without posting a picture of a chocolate store.