A Weekend in Switzerland!

I cannot believe how simply spoilt I am! I have had a wonderful tour of the Balkans from August to September, and then flew to London to look after my grand daughter, and then while in London I manage to get a fabulous weekend away in Switzerland. I know! So super spoilt and so extremely blessed!

My sister Judy came from New Zealand for three weeks to accompany me in London, and as air fares are very reasonable to Europe from England, we decided to spend the middle weekend in Zurich. Actually we had a variety of places on offer, but Zurich won out. Judy had visited Lucerne and Mount Pilatus a few years ago and she knew I would love to visit them both as well. So a trip to Zurich was booked with a day trip on the Saturday to Lucerne and Pilatus πŸ™‚

So with great excitement and a huge lack of sleep (my mind was buzzing with plans) we got up at 4am to catch our very early flight to Zurich.Β  What a lot of fun. I felt like a teenager doing a big ‘OE’.

Can you see the excitement on our faces? We have landed and we are on the train to Zurich city from the airport.
Can you see the excitement on our faces? We have landed and we are on the train to Zurich city from the airport.

Our hotel was about 2.5kms from the main train station and the best way to get to it was by tram. Zurich has trams and buses that cover the whole city and are very easy to use. So once we booked into the hotel, it was off to do our own ‘Discover Zurich’ tour. We weren’t disappointed! What a wonderful city to see, especially the ‘Old Town’. Have a look at these photos and I am sure you will agree with me πŸ™‚

The Christmas tree at the train station
The Christmas tree at the train station
A church in the old town square
A church in the old town square
The Square
The Square
One of the many wonderful views along the river walk
One of the many wonderful views along the river walk
A view from crossing one of the bridges
A view from crossing one of the bridges
Neat reflections!
Neat reflections!
I loved this photo of the river, bridge and buildings
I loved this photo of the river, bridge and buildings
Love this photo!
Love this photo!
The boats on the river and buildigs beyond
The boats on the river and buildings beyond
We had a beautiful day to wander around
We had a beautiful day to wander around
Neat architecture on this building
Neat architecture on this building
Front view of the building
Front view of the building
Looking through the Autumn leaves
Looking through the Autumn leaves
Another lovely photo of the Autumn leaves
Another lovely photo of the Autumn leaves
Two church steeples across the river
Two church steeples across the river
Christmas lights were strung between the buildings but not turned on until the week after we visited
Christmas lights were strung between the buildings but not turned on until the week after we visited
These church windows are by a famous artist?
These church windows are by a famous artist?

While wandering around we found out that we could climb up the stairs into one of the church towers. The steps started as a concrete spiral staircase and then changed to wooden steps that looked very old, and you could easily see through the steps and how high you are! I think we were very brave to keep climbing up to the top πŸ™‚

The church steeple that we climbed the stairs inside to the viewing platform
The church steeple that we climbed the stairs inside to the viewing platform
Looking across to the other steeple
Looking across to the other steeple
I loved this sight. Especially looking down into the square of the building below
I loved this sight. Especially looking down into the square of the building below
See how tiny the people are below :-)
See how tiny the people are below πŸ™‚
The city of Zurich from the church steeple
The city of Zurich from the church steeple
Amazing Zurich!
Amazing Zurich!
The best views from up high :-)
The best views from up high πŸ™‚
Looking over the river to Zurich
Looking over the river to Zurich

So Zurich was a super town to stay for the weekend. Actually we could have stayed longer and seen much more of the place, but we had plans! Saturday was allocated to seeing Lucerne and Mount Pilatus. We went to sleep Friday night feeling satisfied with all the sights we had seen in Zurich. Little did I know that Saturdays sights would amaze me even more. I’ll share those photos with you in my next blog post πŸ™‚

2 Replies to “A Weekend in Switzerland!”

  1. Gosh. So many pictures for one weekend. You must have not wasted any time! No wonder you were worn out when you got back to London.

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