Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

The nice_cup_of_tea Zurich Guide!

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Things you should do
Take a 2 hour guided round the old city (20 chf each, 3pm at Tourist office in the main station)

Go up the tower of the Grossmüster (costs 2 Chf) and take lots of photos :-)

Swim, sunbathe or have a sauna at the Seebad Enge

Mooch around the Schipfe, the Niederdorf and the old town generally

Travel on the Polybahn to get a wonderful view of the city from the Polyterrasse

Chill out in the Lindenhof and watch the old men playing giant chess and/or Boules

Take the public transport boat along the Limmat river and across the lake - get out at Zürichhorn and walk back along the lake to Bellevue, checking out the Chinese Garden along the way (Boats from the Landesmuseum stop twice an hour from 13.05 to 19.35, takes 24 or 34 minutes)

Indulge your caffeine addiction at the Johann Jacobs Coffee Museum (Friday 2 - 7 pm, Saturday 2 - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5 pm)

Sail to Rapperswil with a steamer (2.5 hours, costs circa 22chf) Come back on the train (takes 40 minutes)

Get your art fix at the Kunsthaus or go to the Photography Museum in Winterthur (ca. 1/2 hour on train)

Visit the ridiculously ornate and gothic-looking Landesmuseum

Have a surreal experience at the Cabaret Voltaire, where the Dada movement sprang to life

Go to the Hauptbahnhof on Weds (11am - 8pm) and wander round the indoor farmer's market

Walk up the Uetliberg and then take the Planetenweg to Felsenegg then take the cable car down to Adliswil, before getting the Sihl train back to Zürich Hbf

And if you still have time, money and energy go to Lucerne for the day....(train takes about an hour, and a return ticket costs chf 44)

Places you should eat and drink
Eat Bratwurst and have a beer at the Von Sterne Sausage Grill at Bellevue

Meet Helen after work at the Uetlihof to have a drink in the Credit Suisse Bar! (Tram 13 from Paradeplatz to Uetlihof)

Have a mid morning coffee / hot chocolate and gipfel (croissant) at the very kitsch Cafe Felix

Get your coffee and chocolate overload at the very famous Cafe Sprüngli

Have a beer or two in the original and wonderful art deco style Café / Bar Odeon, the very cafe where Lenin plotted his revolution and where the Dadists talked nonsense

Enjoy the set lunch at the Schipfe 16, a training restaurant for the unemployed, with a beautiful view of the Limmat (2 courses 16-20chf each)

More Tourist Ideas
The Economist Tourist Guide
Zurich's Highlights
More Places of Interest
Art & Culture

Swiss International Airlines
Swiss federal railway system
Zurich's integrated transport system
Map of the public transport system (tram, bus, local train)

Useful Info
Map of Zurich - click on map to zoom in - We live in grid L13
Weather forecast for Zurich
The Economist's city guide to Zurich
Essential Facts & figures about Zurich
A short history of Zurich

World Class Weekend: An Guardian article on Zurich
The Old Aunt of Zurich: An Observer article on the NZZ, Zurich's oldest Newspaper
The New York Times Tourist Guide to Zurich

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