Exploring the Beautiful City of Zurich – Things to Do & Travel Guide
When I got laid off, the first thing I did was book a trip to Switzerland – with no regrets. I stayed in Zurich, and it’s an extremely beautiful city that makes a great base to see other parts of the neutral nation. There’s something about the Swiss mountains and the beautiful but humble architecture that makes Switzerland so unique, and the country’s beautiful city of Zurich is a great way to start to see it all.
The History of Zurich
The area around Zurich had been inhabited since ancient days. Zurich as we know it today grew under Frankish … Continue reading
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Day Trip to the Swiss Rhine: Schaffhausen & Stein am Rhine
I love Swiss and German style architecture so when I went to Switzerland, I knew I had to spend some time near the German border to see the Rhine river and the towns that lived next to it. For that, I chose to go to Stein am Rhein and ended up seeing two towns instead.
I had to go through the town of Schaffhausen to get to my destination, so I decided to make a trip out of it when I got there, and I’m so glad I did. It was gorgeous and I actually liked it more than … Continue reading
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A Day Trip to Ticino, Switzerland: Lugano, Locarno, & Bellinzona
The thing I love about Switzerland is that is has very strong and obvious influences from the French, Italians and Germans, yet it has its own distinct culture and identity. Ticino is essentially the part of Switzerland near Italy, with heavily Italian influences. It’s a few hours’ train ride away from Zurich but starting early, I was able to spend a day in some different towns there.
Lugano’s a city with a tumultuous history that switches between independence, French, Italian, and of course Swiss occupancy. The city that descends from a hilltop, so you can get some great views … Continue reading
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The Charming City of Bern – Things to Do & Travel Guide
I wanted to visit Bern and Zurich so much when I was in France that when I ended up not making it, I actually flew back to Switzerland the next chance I had. And let me tell you this: I was absolutely not disappointed, and even stunned by the beauty and culture that Bern had to offer. Even though it’s the capital of Switzerland, this historic city is usually skipped for nearby places like Zurich and Lucerne, but it definitely deserves a day at the least of your time to fully enjoy what Switzerland has to offer.
The History of… Continue reading
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