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2-Hour Zurich City Walking Tour
"During this downtown tour you'll stroll along the most famous street of Zurich the Bahnhofstrasse designed in the 19th century by the engineer Arnold Bürkli as luxury shopping street after Parisian model. You will enjoy the Lindenhof a unique city park the Grossmünster the Fraumünster with its Chagall's windows and the St. Peter's Church with the biggest clock face in Europe. After enjoying the walk along the river and the sights from the Lake Zurich
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The Great Tour of Zurich
"This tour shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings! Start with a guided city tour of Zurich which shows you the commercial center a section of the Old Town Fraumuenster Church with its famous Chagall windows historical Limmatquai and the university district. Drive along the Hoehenstrasse which offers spectacular views into the Alps we then drive to Rapperswil which is named the 'City of Roses'. The charming little town of Rapperswil offers unique attractions for visitors - the Rose Gardens the Castle the deer park on the Lindenhof and the picturesque Old Town.After a guided orientation tour and some time at leisure in Rapperswil
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Engelberg - The Great Mountain Village
"An excursion to the ever popular summer and winter resort in the heart of Central Switzerland. Engelberg (Angel Mountain) was originally founded by the Benedictines and the imposing monastery dominates the center of the village. The Baroque style monastery church which houses the largest organ in Switzerland is open for visits to the public. Enjoy a 2 - 3 hour independent stay in this lovely mountain village to relax or stroll. Return by coach via Lucerne (some time at leisure) back to Zurich.""""Travel by deluxe coach to the resort town of Engelberg (Angel Mountain). You'll have time to wander around this pretty mountain village make sure you don't miss the Baroque-style monastery that houses the largest organ in Switzerland."
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Cows everywhere Tips (5)

Yes they seem to have cows everywhere

Favorite thing Cow bells, images and even statues - cows seem to be everywhere! It is of course something that changes with time. Cows and milk, milk and chocolate, chocolate and Switzerland!

The use of the cow as a symbol is iconic and somethings inappropriate, however it does make a good image generally.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/455145106065591613/

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gordonilla
Mar 30, 2016

there used to be (more) cows

Favorite thing I was looking for cows for whose Zurich is (was?) famous for sometimes by the end of last century and it's not an easy thing to find - and especially if you don't know where they are now, so I almost gave up trying; but then I saw one from the window of a building in a street towards Le Courbuiser Centre in a street called Hoeschasse when we walked from tram stration towards the park (in that case, the building will be one your right side so pay attention to content behind windows, and the cow is behind large glass so it's not impossible to miss it unless it will be moved).

The entry hall was not locked (it's some smaller official or semi-official building that had a cow) so I entered and the cow is not life-size, but still.... it was good one. I wish I knew where were other cows gone, but reading bits on that subject, mostly were sold off by auction and money was used for humanitarian purposes. So, they're gone into private archives or buildings worldwide, treated like a rare piece of art which is good as it will have them preserved (for those who have them).

Fondest memory Unfortunatelly nowsadays a wider collection of Zurich cows can be seen on postcards only.

There is more you can read about that interesting art project if you use search machines on web, write 'cow parade Zurich' and it will give you a lot of material to read, including other cities that are involved.

One such US based sites is here: http://www.cowparade.com/

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picek
Feb 16, 2011

Crazy Cow and the accountant

Favorite thing Its a generalization that accounts are uptight and boring people. Well this is a generalization and not necessarily a truth. After the other guy in the hat had posed with the cow at the Crazy Cow restaurant it was my turn. So here is how Larry, the accountant, posed with the cow. Notice any differences in our personalities from the pics?

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littlesam1
Oct 17, 2003

Crazy Cow and the Scientist

Favorite thing The two guys in hats are both definate individuals with marked differences. These two pictures will probably demonstrate the differences clearly. We ate lunch at the Crazy Cow restaurant. There are many statues and models of cows in and around the city of Zurich. There was a metallic cow statue outside of the Crazy Cow. I told Jim to go and pose by the cow. So without a second thought he went and posed for this picture. This is how the scientist, Jim, chose to pose for a humorous picture with the cow.

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Oct 17, 2003
 
 
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Cows on the balcony

Favorite thing There are a lot of cows in Switzerland. Cow bells can heard along the country side as you travel by the trains. But there are also some unusual places to find cows. Here is found a cow replica on the balcony of someone's apartment. It was staring down at me and I had to take its picture.

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Opera House

The neo-classica Zürich Opera - located at the Sechseläutenplatz - was opened 1891 and has space for 1100 visitors. An interesting fact is that almost identical copies of the building have been built...
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Kunsthaus - Art Gallery

The Kunsthaus Zürich has a major collection of international and Swiss art, among them many Switzerland artists from the 18th-19th century such as Füssli, Hodler and Böcklin. Apart from the regular...
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Fraumünster Churche

The Fraumünster church is one of the major oldtown churches of Zürich. In the mid-9th century AD a monastery was established here, based around the church. Its main attraction today are five beautiful...
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Zunfthaus zur Meisen

Zunfthaus zur Meisen (meaning: the guild house of the Zunft zur Meisen) is interesting building with great historical value for city. It was build in 1757 in today Lindenhof quarter of Old town...
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Bahnhofstrasse

Wallace Fountains is nice decoration of famous street. I already read about this statue in another places but even if people dont know about it there is nice description on statue itself. It is...
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Niederdorf

Exploring this area is a must. Niederdorf is a lively place in the old town that stretches from Central Square to the Great Church Square. A wonderful place for shopping during the day, and a popular...
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