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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Touring Zurich

From the airport, we took the train to the central station downtown. The train ride took only 10 minutes and cost CHF 6.60 one way. 1 CHF is roughly $1.

Bahnhoff--central train station. Across from the Bahnhoff is the Bahnhoffstrasse, Zurich's nicest shopping street. It connects the train station to the lake.

We walked down the Bahnhoffstrasse, down the Rennwig (the main road during the Middle Ages), 

to St. Peterkirche, whose steeple boasts Europe's biggest church clock.

Paradeplatz--busy traffic hub, home to major Swiss banks and the Savoy Baur en Ville hotel.

Looking across the Linnmat River, you can see the Grossmunster.

At the end of Bahnhoffstrasse is the Burkliplatz, a busy promenade overlooking Lake Zurich.

Lake Zurich

Grossmunster--cathedral completed in 1220 as a Neoclassical Church with neo-Gothic double towers.

Zurich Opera House, home to the Zurich Opera since 1891.

The Zurich Film Festival was taking place when we were there and one of the venues was the opera house.

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