MIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 3021 posts, RR: 22 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4379 times:
I'll be stopping in ZRH for 4:30 hours on my way to MXP for the Monza Grand Prix (go Schuey!) and I am thinking of heading downtown and do a quick tour of the city before continuing to Milan.
I was wondering if any a.nutter ZRH resident would give me some tips on what to do, I don't do museums or anything like that, I just want to go and see some of the city and probably buy some cheesy souvenirs.
N864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4345 times:
I second that. It is a 7 minute train ride into the city and that takes you right in the middle of things. Trains run about every 10 minutes. Walk the Bahnhofstrasse to the lake and then take a stroll through the old city (niederdorf). Zurich is an awesome city, especially when the weather's nice!
AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4340 times:
Quoting N864DA (Reply 3): Zurich is an awesome city, especially when the weather's nice!
I second that.
If you really want some crappy (read: trite) souveniers, check out the "Schweizer Heimatwerk" at the Zurich train station. In fact, the train station isn't a bad place to start your adventure. Just take any S-train leading to "Zurich HB", then explore the station and surrounding areas. If you want to go other places quickly, the tram system has a hub right outside to take you wherever you'd like to go in the city.
Enjoy your brief stay in Zurich; it really is a fantastic place.
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.