The Perfect Day in Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland was a perfect mix of charm, history, style and tranquility. I really loved the city. I thought our day was perfectly planned and consisted of quiet walks, beautiful architecture, a boat ride on the lake, a peaceful picnic and bridge jumping!

The day started with a walk through Platzpitz Park, that led us to the Drahtschmidlisteg bridge where we took a little dip and a little jump. (First picture is me, second picture is my good friend Kacey.) The water was a tad chilly, but refreshing. There were ladders all along the river to get back up onto the side docks. I loved how active the river was…there were people rowing, swimming and sun-bathing near the bridge.

Scones in the Sky | Bridge Jumping in ZurichScones in the Sky | Bridge Jumping in Zurich

We then took a walk down Bahnhofstrasse, which is the main street with shopping and restaurants. There are many little side streets with adorable cafes, flower shops, and a fancy boutiques.

Scones in the Sky | Zurich, Switzerland

Scones in the Sky | Zurich

Scones in the Sky | Zurich Scones in the Sky | Zurich

Zurich | Scones in the Sky

At the almost end of Bahnhofstrasse, we stumbled upon the famous Sprügnli, which has been creating decadent desserts since 1836. I picked up four macarons – for the picture below, going clockwise from upper left: Passion Fruit with Chocolate, Gold Champagne, Coffee and Raspberry.  And they were Y-U-M-M-Y!Macarons in Zurich | Scones in the Sky

Scones in the Sky | Sprügnli Raspberry Macaron

Continuing on, we arrived at the boat dock, Burkliplatz Zürich. We took the ‘short round trip’ that was an hour and a half long and covered about half of the lake. It cost 8.20 francs per person and was well worth it.  The full round trip being four hours long. I loved passing by the different towns and their variety in landscape & homes. Next time it would be nice to have more time to stop and look around each town. I loved seeing the Alps off in the distance, and wish I could have gotten a good photo of them.

Park above Boating Dock, Zurich | Scones in the SkyBoating Tour, Zurich | Scones in the SkyScones in the Sky | Boating Tour, ZurichBoating Tour, Zurich | Scones in the Sky

After the boat ride, we took the street named Wühre. The street bordered the river, and would go from cobble stone road to a bridge to a tunnel, and I loved it. Along the way, we stopped to visit the two amazing cathedrals in the city: Grossmünster and Fraumünster.

View from Grossmünster Cathedral, Zurich.Grossmünster, Zurich | Scones in the SkyZurich | Scones in the SkyZuric | Scones in the SkyScones in the Sky | ZurichFor dinner, we grabbed groceries at the Coop Bahnhofbrücke and took them along Kloster Fahr-Weg. We reached a dock across from the Panama Bar and Grill. It was a perfect place to picnic, people were swimming, enjoying wine on the sidelines, and no one was on their cell phone. It was serene.

Picnic in Zurich | Scones in the Sky

Picnic in Zurich | Scones in the Sky

 

Happy adventures,

Erika

P.S. There were so many swans…I mean…seriously a fairytale city!

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2 thoughts on “The Perfect Day in Zürich

  1. Hahaha, you and your friend jumping in the river made me laugh, perfect. That’s definitely something to strengthen your nerves. It doesn’t look like any of the locals were jumping in the water, or were they? The macaroons look bigger in the box, it’s misleading, but they look like they didn’t last long. Great travel story, can’t wait to read more.

    • Chrispolean! Haha we were the only ones jumping at the time, but had heard it was a “thing to do.” No one really seemed to act like it was out of the norm, so that was good. ha. The macarons were definitely smaller than the usual macaron, but they were surprisingly packed with flavor! Really really tasty! And you are absolutely right…they didn’t last long :). Thank you for reading and responding!

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