Our last full day of vacation was spent in Zurich. We left Lauterbrunnen mid-morning for Interlaken, where we met up with some local Kenwood friends who just happened to be in Switzerland at the same time.
After a walk about Interlaken and a sit down for a cappuccino, Bill and I said our farewells to our friends and headed off to Zurich. We arrived around 3:00 pm and got settled in our room in the Niederdorf neighborhood, a very lively, picturesque and colorful section of the city.
It was somewhat warm and humid out and I didn’t want to wear the pants I’d been in all day, so I opted for my only clean, non-pant option, my olive maxi skirt
I wore it with a simple black Gap T-shirt, black ballerinas and I brought a denim jacket in my bag in case the weather changed, which it did.
We spent a good hour just getting our bearings and exploring the city.
|The woman on the bike with the short shorts and heels tried unsuccessfully
to photobomb me. She nearly ran into the concrete post behind me trying.
As we ventured across the Limmat River to the Bahnhofstrasse district, we came across a flock of swans. See those two that are beak-to-beak? They were doing some sort of mating ritual. I took a video and once I can figure out how to upload it, I will share it with you. It’s not only interesting, it’s endearing, too.
Once we were in the Bahnhofstrasse district, we took a load off and got a drink and small snack right on the river, watching the water taxis come and go.
Bahnhofstrasse has some incredible shops; some of the best shopping I saw on our trip. Unfortunately, we had to settle for window shopping rather than actual shopping because all the shops were already closed for the day. Bill was more than a little pleased.
My favorite window display was a simple mannequin wearing the most darling sheath dress.
I hope you can see the detail at the waist. It’s a wall full of men in suits having a sit.
Disappointed by not being able to shop, I suggested we engage in another favorite vacation pastime of ours and eat.
Luckily, we happened upon this place.
is a fun, lively, pub-like hall that’s been around since 1487. It’s an enormous place and has a medieval, Knights of the Roundtable feel.
We enjoyed traditional meals of wiener schnitzel and potato salad and bratwurst with rösti.
We also savored glasses of their house-brewed beer. Bill chose to got for it and had a huge mug.
Soon, it became very crowded. This place is popular! And I know why. The food, the service and the atmosphere are all excellent.
With our bellies beyond full, we decided it was time to take to the streets for more sightseeing and an after meal walk.
As soon as we opened the door, we were met with throngs of people trying to get inside, while we squeezed passed them to get outside. There was a very good reason for the rush to get inside, but you’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out what it was. This post is getting too long!
Tomorrow morning, Jill of Everything Just So
and I are putting up our monthly “How I Wear My”
post. June is “How I Wear My: Chic Traveling Outift”. We’d love to see what you wear when traveling by plane, train, automobile, or cruise ship. Know some secrets for mixing comfort and style? Have an unbeatable travel outfit tip? Please share with us! Simply email a photo of yourself in your favorite travel look with a brief description to me or to Jill before this evening to be featured.
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