Tag Archives: Zurich

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

Posted in Switzerland | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Atop Zurich’s Grossmuenster Church

A friend and her daughter came to visit so we played tour guide! One of the usual stops when someone visits is Grossmünster church, the Protestant Reform church on the east bank of the Limmat River. For a small fee … Continue reading

Posted in Switzerland, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Few Hours in Zurich

I have a (not so) secret love of travel articles, especially travel articles for where I live. Some articles are good, some not so good, but today’s CNN article, Zurich in a hurry: Make the most of your stopover, made … Continue reading

Posted in Switzerland | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in festival, Switzerland | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in festival, Switzerland | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ordering a Cosmo at THE Dada Bar

Maybe only I appreciated the irony of ordering a pedestrian drink at the bar where the Dada art movement was born. The bartender just looked at me and said no. Instead I found myself with plum wine and prosecco in … Continue reading

Posted in Switzerland | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Switzerland | Tagged , , | Leave a comment