October 31, 2010

Zurich - Time for a Change!

Here we are waiting for a taxi to take us from the Littenweiler Station to the main Freiburg Train Station.  Our original plan after leaving Freiburg was to go to Metz, France for three days and then spend two days in Zurich, Switzerland.  The labor strike in France gave us pause, so we opted to stay in Zurich for five days and take day trips from there.

The train trip to Zurich was uneventful and took about 2 hours.  The station is very large and, of course, thousands of people milling around.

This angel is suspended from the ceiling in the Zurich train station

We took a taxi to our new digs - Hotel Krone.  It's about a 15 minute walk from the old city.  The room is small, very nicely appointed - light and bright and 4 stars!

These bed bugs are sweet!

After we got settled, we walked to the Tourist Information Center at the train station, changed Euros to Swiss Francs and found an Italian restaurant for dinner.  We also stopped at the local Co-Op store for a few supplies since tomorrow is Sunday and stores will be closed.

The River Limmat runs adjacent to the train station.  Tanya is standing on one of the many bridges  crossing the river with the train station in the background.  (She looks pretty good considering she's coming down with a cold!)

The Old City in the background

 The same scene a couple of hours later

We saw two swans a swimming - but no turtle doves nor a partridge in a pear tree

There was a sign in the elevator that the time changes tonight - falls back one hour - which I think happens in the U.S. next weekend.

The weather is milder than Freiburg, but I heard that a light rain is predicted for the next two days.


Marlis said...

enjoy zurich, my birth town! i lived there until i was 18 years old, then moved to basel and am now living in the italian part of switzerland.

nannykim said...

Looks so nice--glad the bedbugs were delightful ;-)