1st time in ZURICH

Old Jan 14th, 2017, 08:39 PM
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1st time in ZURICH

I have a 1 day stopover in Zurich. Where can I go for a day to see Zurich? Its my first time in Switzerland and would like to see a bit of it in Zurich


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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 09:06 PM
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See the word "Destinations" above, just to the right of the topping "Fodor's Travel"? Click on it. Scroll down. Click on Zurich, under Switzerland. Or consult any decent guidebook.

Don't miss the stained glass windows of Fraumunster.
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 10:38 PM
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Lunch on Uetliberg, a visit to the Landesmuseum national museum across from the train station (to the north), a ride on a public boat on either the river Limmat or on the lake (on a good day you get distant views of the alps), a stroll through the old town (Muenstergasse, Limmatquai etc.)
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 10:45 PM
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I found this website useful when planning our visit.

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ca/zurich.html
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Old Jan 15th, 2017, 01:53 AM
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In a full day, you could go to almost any place in Switzerland.
Zurich is by far not the most interesting nor the most scenic city of Switzerland.
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/home.html
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Old Jan 15th, 2017, 09:11 AM
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Well, now that NECKERVD has opened the pandora's box, in a day from Zürich I would recommend Säntis in Appenzell, a cute town and an impressive mountaintop, an easy day trip from Z. that is amazingly rarely mentioned here.
See https://saentisbahn.ch/en/
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Old Jan 15th, 2017, 09:17 AM
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I did a quick half day trip to Zurich from Germany a few years ago. It was a rainy day so visiting some scenic outdoor spot didn't seem so appealing - but I enjoyed Zurich, even in the drizzle. All I did was walk around and explore and take pictures when the rain stopped. I loved the feel of the old neighborhoods and the big clock towers. I'm sure there are more scenic places Switzerland but I wasn't disappointed in Zurich. (I do like cities and towns, though.)
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Old Jan 15th, 2017, 10:18 AM
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If you want to leave Zurich for the day you certainly can but there is no need to leave. Zurich is a perfectly nice little city.

We spent 3 nights there, getting over jet lag from an international flight.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...goes-there.cfm
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 08:55 AM
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Loved our time in Zurich. So much to do to fill up one day. I second what Michel wrote, but would add seeing the Chagall windows in the Fraumunster Church.
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Lucerne is a short train ride from Zurich -which like Swiss native neckervd says underwhelms many -oh it is really nice but there are much nicer places -like lovely Lucerne on a lovely lake - and unlike Zurich a smallish city so manageable in just one day.

Trains are easy to use and just buy tickets at the station.

But I have enjoyed Zurich too - you can take a lake boat ride and on a nice day - there are lovely walks along the east side of the lake. There is also the hill-climbing trams that take you to lovely forests with easy walking trails.
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for link to your report, sundriedtopepo, had considered arriving in Zurich next trip, and was looking at a few nights there.
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