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Monday, April 23, 2012

Zurich, Switzerland

Hey everyone,

I was reading on someone's blog recently (I'm sorry, I can't remember which one...toss this up to old age HA) about Zurich, Switzerland and it reminded me of the time husband was there on business and I had the opportunity to go with him. We were there for a little over a week and while he was in meetings I was able to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing.  We stayed at the Hotel Montana which was about a 15 minutes walk from the hotel to the the main train station. From there you were only a couple blocks from Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's main downtown shopping area. It was beautiful!

Hotel Montana 
The restaurant in the Hotel...I had the best Creme Brulee I've ever had here!
Trains running down the middle of the street
We went in November so the weather wasn't as nice as it could have been but not bad.  I wore a cape and was plenty warm.  There was a lot of excitement near our hotel during the day and into the night while we were there.  When looking outside our room window, I noticed a lot of people getting in and out of cars and standing on the corner and then the same car coming back around in a couple of minutes to pick them up.  Very, very, busy I started wondering what was going on.  It seems Zurich had just legalized marijuana and this was the PLACE to be if you wanted any! HA  The fact that we were near the University may have had something to do with all the "visitors". Our waitress told us that they had just "cleaned up the area" and it was considered safe.  I didn't feel threatened at all.  Besides, it was a small price to pay for being so close to the main Bahnhofstrasse.

For more information on Zurich's downtown city, check out the video below.


 This was a wonderful experience and I was so glad that I was able to go. My only regret was that I didn't take any pictures of this area. It was really beautiful!


  1. So come again to Europe and take some pics!


    ♥ Franka

  2. I was in Zürich à few years ago in February and got stick there because of a snowdtorm.There are worse places. You did a great job showing us the city. And I agree wit Franka that you should return.

  3. Same as Franka said except stop off in England!

  4. Dear Kris,
    I have never been in Zürich. It seems very nice there.
    Maybe one day I would be able to make a visit.
    Thanks for telling us about your experience in Zürich.
    Warm regards,

  5. I´ve never been there, I´d love to see it! :-)

    Yes, we´ll put glass around all of the patio but it will be windows that one can open (so we don´t fry in there). It will be like an extra room during the warm season so I´m really looking forward of getting it done! :-)

  6. Thanks for an interesting post. I would love to visit Zurich (I have only been to the airport on a connecting flight!) Switzerland is a lovely country and I have visited it several times but next time maybe it should be Zurich .

  7. Went to Zurich once on my way to the Alps for skiing!! Didn't see much - but what we saw looked pretty (and covered in snow) Looks like a good opportunity to head back to europe Kris - Copenhagen is an awesome place to visit too hi hi:)
    Have a great break if you have one :)

  8. You had me at creme brulée! :)

  9. Beautiful! What a wonderful memory! I visited Basil Switzerland in college but only for a day trip. I'd love to go back and see more of the beautiful country!

  10. I have yet to visit Zurich. It's on my list! Thanks for sharing. Also, I'm loving Bar Keepers Friend. I think I'm in love. lol. Have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. Zurich was the last stop on a three-week trip with my daughter and her husband... without reservations we spent our first night in a single room (all 3!) with a bathroom down the hall. We had a great 5 days in Zurich.


  12. Such a cute place!!! and lovely photos!

  13. i come from ALsace, a part of France that sits right next to Switzerland and Germany.., beautiful indeed. thanks for sharing :)

  14. It's nice when you have something emotional to remember because the humans life is gradually becoming a memory in time (unfortunately!). Thank you for reading my blog! :)Have a nice day!:)


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