Zurich was lovely! Awful light for picture taking, but still very pretty. My time in Zurich was spent trying to find all the UBS buildings since my dad works there. We spotted so many of them! We also saw a couple of churches and passed plenty of time just walking around before our night train.
Our first stop was Fraumünster. It’s a church built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women founded in 853. It also has gorgeous Marc Chagall windows, which were installed in 1970. I tried surreptitiously to capture their beauty by sneaking a picture but it didn’t work too well.
We then headed over to Grossmünster, a Romanesque-style Protestant church. According to legend, it was founded by Charlemagne, probably why it has a giant Charlemagne statue in the crypt dating from between 1450-1475!
While in the church, we found out that you could climb to the top for 2 francs. Like all church towers, it was incredibly tight and the stairs were very rickety. But we made it! I was just horribly frightened by the hurricane force winds outside. There were fantastic views of the city though.
After a quick lunch for 6 francs (something affordable!!), we just walked around the city, trying to find the elusive good weather. (The weather would go from drizzly to rainy to windy to sunny and back again! Classic Europe.)
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The Zurich train station is pretty much a covered outdoor hall but thankfully there is a large mall underneath. We spent about 5 hours wandering that and trying to keep warm before our night train to Vienna! By the way, this is what a night train looks like in case you were wondering…