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    Surprises in Cnusperhüsli Restaurant

    by barbskie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Witches.........i think they're known to everyone.....i know them in my former fairy tale books.....and in reality! This house is filled with surprises and staffed with Swiss witches, the Chnusperhüsli (literally means- Crispy Hut). These witches are very active in the evening. Great for special occasions. So if you want to surprise somebody in an unusual way, here's the place . It is very popular, so booking is a must.

    Restaurant Chnusperh��sli The witch entertains......... Chnusperh��sli dessert (crispyhut) Chnusperh��sli inn Spring
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    Bridges over the Limmat

    by Rhondaj Written Oct 10, 2004

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    The old city of Zuerich is divided by the Limmat waterway. There are several bridges crossing the Limmat. This makes it easy to wander from one side to the other. However, we discovered that the two busiest bridges to cross on foot were the Bahnhofbruecke by the train station, and the Quaibruecke, by the lake. Traffic, trolleys, and people jams abound. It is easier to cross the smaller bridges between these two biggies. The Quai bridge is especially busy, and on our second day we discovered a pedestrian walk that goes UNDER the bridge, making it much easier!

    Bahnhofbruecke
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    Cinema and Dining...

    by barbskie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    What to do during bad weather if you are in Zurich? Take time to go out of the town for a change and go to the cinema, watch an action or a comedy film and dine afterwards...or just hang around with a good drinks? Yes, it is possible here in PATHE DIETLIKON . For Mexican food lovers is DESPERADO RESTAURANT a good deal.

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    Want to lift off?

    by barbskie Updated Aug 9, 2008

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    A trip up to Felsenegg (804 m above sea-level) is a must. A cableway lifts you up to Zurich's mountain range Felsenegg from the valley of Adliswil. It operates every 15 minutes. Fantastic views await you at the top. Once there, ( depending on your time) decide whether to walk up to Uetliberg or head to Albispass or further down to Buchenegg. There are many sign-posted walking and hiking routes, so, it's your turn now.

    the new cableways overview from the ridge

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    Schipfe

    by Rhondaj Written Oct 9, 2004

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    An exceptionaly quaint area of the old town, the Schipfe is one of the oldest quarters of the city.

    The name Shipfe comes from the nautical term "schupfen" , which means to "push". The fishermen used to push their boats to and from the river bank.

    This is a very nice area to shop and stop at a cafe.

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    Blue Cow

    by Maryimelda Written Mar 21, 2012

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    Street art in many different forms can be found in most cities and towns in Europe and Zuerich is no exception. This particular offering is probably the most unusual statue I have ever seen anywhere and not because of what it is, but because of where it is. There it stands straddling a balcony railing of a private apartment in the Old Town. Eyecatching indeed!

    Blue Cow on a Balcony
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    Great day trip

    by Maryimelda Updated Mar 21, 2012

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    Every morning at 11.00am or 11.30am (can't rightly remember which) there is a wonderful day trip which leaves from the Bahnhofquai right behind the main train station. The tour takes you on a quick trip around Zuerich and then heads for Rapperswil. After lunch and a walkaround Rapperswil, you head off to Maienfeld to Heidiland and then on to Vaduz in Liechenstein for a couple of free hours before going back to Zuerich.

    I booked the tour through traveltoe.com and it was really good value for money. The commentary in English was excellent and the driver and tour guide were good entertainers and very helpful as well. This was a great way to fit three activities into one day and at no time did I feel hurried at all.

    Well worth investigating. Please check out my individual pages for Rapperswil, Maienfeld and Liechtenstein.

    Rapperswil Liechtenstein Castle Heidiland
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    Wandering around Zürich is a cheap and nice trip!

    by WanderingFinn Updated Feb 7, 2007

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    In the middle of Zürich old town there are so many things to look at; here is just to mention a few:

    - Fraumünster church with famous Chagall's stained glass paintings inside

    - The St.Peter-Kirche which has Europe's largest clock faces! Really big and can be seen from far.

    - Grossmünster, which is the symbol of the reformed Zürich.

    - Main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse

    - Main restaurant street Niederdorfstrasse (for lunch/dinner and nightlife)

    - Last but not least: the whole area of the Old Town with its narrow cobbled streets.

    One of the narrow cobbled streets in the Old Town More old town feeling Flowers sold outside in the middle of winter Typical looking Z��rich/Swiss houses A city scene - on the background the BIG clock
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    Kreuzkirche

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 27, 2010

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    The protestant Church of the Holy Cross (Kreuzkirche) was built between 1902 and 1905. The building has a big cuppola and is a mix of various architectural styles from Classicism to Art Nouveau.

    The church is surrounded by a little green park with benches from where you can enjoy a nice view of the town.

    Directions:
    The Church of the Holy Cross is located at Dolderstrasse 60 in Zurich's district of Hottingen, which is situated about 2,5 km east of the city centre. The nearest tram stop is "Römerhof" (lines 3, 8 and 15).

    Address: Kreuzkirche, Dolderstrasse 60, 8032 Zurich

    Website: http://www.kreuzkirche.ch/

    Kreuzkirche Interior of the Kreuzkirche Kreuzkirche Kreuzkirche Inside the Kreuzkirche
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    Botanical Garden

    by Dyesebel Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Botanical Garden brings you on a journey to summery realms.It has 3 different Greenhouses, a Subtropical,the plants here are mainly from Australia and Southafrica.Tropical,the plants are from Asia and Savannah,the plants are from Africa.It's really worth visiting.

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    Rigiblick

    by yumyum Written Oct 15, 2006

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    From Rigiblick you are supposed to have a view to Rigi mountain in central Switzerland on a clear day but that's not why I suggest you go there.

    Rigiblick is also a good starting point for a walk along the forest. You can have a tea or coffee or a snack in the restaurant Rigiblick before or after your walk. You could walk in 40 minutes to the Zoo station. It goes a bit uphill first and then to the right along the forest with nice views over the city. You can also do it the other way round.

    Restaurant Rigiblick top end station of the funicular funicular hiking sign posts

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    Train Station Stadelhofen

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 28, 2010

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    The Train Station Stadelhofen (Bahnhof Stadelhofen) was rebuilt in 1990 by the Spanish star architect Santiago Calatrava who also designed buildings in Toronto, Valencia and Malmö.

    He integrated the late Classicism station building from 1894 into his modern art architecture consisting of steel girders and concrete pillars.

    Directions:
    The Train Station Stadelhofen can be found near the Bellevue square, just south of Zurich's city centre.

    Address: Bahnhof Stadelhofen, Stadelhoferstr. 10, Zurich

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    Train Station Zurich Enge

    by HORSCHECK Written Nov 28, 2010

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    The history of the Train Station Zurich Enge (Bahnhof Ende) dates back to 1875, although the current building was constructed between 1925 and 1927.

    The architects of this monumental granite building were the brothers Otto and Werner Pfister. The building consists of two arcades and a well-worth seeing inner courtyard with an atrium.

    Directions:
    The Train Station Zurich Ende is located southwest of the city centre, at the square Tessinerplatz, where also a tram stop can be found (line 6, 7 and 13).

    Address:: Train Station Zurich Enge, Tessinerplatz 10, 8002 Zurich

    Train Station Zurich Enge Train Station Zurich Enge: Atrium
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    Cow Parade-Here's where it all began.

    by Rhondaj Written Oct 11, 2004

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    Cities all over the world host Cow Parades. Artists create life-sized fiberglass cow sculptures that are displayed throughout the city.

    Zurich was the first city to have the Cows, in the summer of 1998. The city had over 800 of them displayed on sidewalks, in parks, and next to buildings.These life-sized cows were then auctioned off for charity.

    A Chicago business man on vacation in Zurich, liked the idea, and brought it back to the US. Chicago had a Cow Parade for the summer of 1999, and it just hasn't stopped!

    Heidi
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    Liebfrauen Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated May 28, 2013

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    The Roman-Catholic Liebfrauen Church was built in the style of an early Christian basilica with a tower looking like a roman campanile.

    The church was completed in 1893. At this time it was located outside of the city centre, as only reformed churches were allowed in the city centre.

    Especially the inside of the Liebfrauen Church is well worth seeing.

    Directions:
    The Liebfrauen Church can be found at the Zehnderweg 6 in the Unterstrass district of Zurich. It is located about 5 minutes on foot north east of the main railway station. The nearest tram stop is "Haldenegg" (lines 6, 7 and 10).

    Address:: Liebfrauen Church, Zehnderweg 9, 8006 Zurich

    Website: http://www.kirche-zh.ch/liebfrauen/

    Liebfrauen Church Illuminated tower of the Liebfrauen Church Inside the Liebfrauen Church Inside the Liebfrauen Church
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