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.

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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.

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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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