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October snow in Züricher Oberland

A couple of weeks ago I decided to dig out my winter boots and winter jackets. Something about the cold mornings, intuition, I am not sure. Whatever the reason, last night the rain turned solid and white as I walked … Continue reading

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The Böögg predicts a moderate summer

The Böögg’s head exploded in 12 minutes and 7 seconds, slightly faster than average. According to legend, the faster the Böögg burns, the hotter the summer. The Böögg rests and waits in an open field near the Opera house and … Continue reading

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Kinder Fasnacht – Carnival for the Kids

Switzerland is a Christian country and every year there are Carnival-like celebrations in major cities, traditionally called Fasnacht. The last year I went to Lucerne for the large Fasnacht parade, which was followed up by parties throughout the city. The … Continue reading

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Zurich at night – a few photos

Grossmünster stands on the east side of the Limmat River, in the old part of the city. I usually find myself standing under Grossmünster, looking up, after walking the length of Neiderdorfstrasse. A statue of Charlemagne sits with a crown … Continue reading

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Tour Swiss Highlights in 1 Hour

Before I had kids, I would get in a mood and hop on a train or get in the car and leave. I’d show up in a town or city, thumb through my guide book and pick a place to … Continue reading

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Day trip to St. Gallen

One boring day in February I hopped a train to St. Gallen to visit The Convent of St. Gall, a Benedictine Abbey and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is only an hour from Zurich hauptbahnhof (main train station) and … Continue reading

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A Bike Ride Along the Glatt Trail – Zurich Oberland

The glatt bicycle trail runs along a creek from Zurich to Rapperswil, a small town in St. Gallen canton on the south end of Zurichsee. The creek leaves Zurich and heads to a smaller lake, Greifensee, before the bike trail … Continue reading

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