Switzerland: Zurich With A Touch Of Old Time - VIDEO
Swiss Zurich is not only a very cosmopolitan city where everyone feels really like at home, but also an area that the history can touch you very intensively. This is true despite the fact that most sites you can see not in one day, but few hours. Despite this the people remains on their memory, which are hardly deletes from the head.
Sites known from all guides
The steps of every tourist will head immediately to the famous churches and the town hall, whose pictures are smiling from each guide. Yes, they are beautiful. Fraumünster cathedral, dating from 13th century, with its magnificent splendor, enhanced by the distinctive color of glass, which u have to admire. King Marc Changall was suggested exactly for this place. The huge watch face on Wed Peterskirche can be hardly compared with Astronomical clock in Prague, but even so, you will observe for a while its large hour hands in amazement. The historical waterfronts will be screened in your head before you will go to bed for a few day after returning from this city. But the most, most historical impressions the foreigner can take from the narrow streets in the city centre, because evoke the period, after which he came there to investigate.
Perhaps everyone, who is cramped between two houses lines with the scuttle of red geraniums, which are printed together like naked lovers on cold January night, he realizes that he walked in the footsteps of famous Irish writer James Joyce, who is famous for his books with heroes, who spend their time on the road to his own soul, where so more and more misunderstanding with. It is not a surprise, that author found his composure right in Zurich, where he still came back and where also found his eternal peace – in 1941 was died on the same place. Inspiration by light town secrets can be observed between the lines of his works, although most of them was written about his native Ireland.
Find the white horse
The fact, that past times are not really past in Zurich, is supported by stallholders, dressed in old clothes, or roundabouts, which remember child age of our grandmothers. There is still fur as well as centuries ago. The children still fight who will sit on a white horse back, which is – how everyone will understand – the best place in the world. When observing this rush, the man suddenly realize real link between present and past and also, that thanks for this symbiosis we can hope for the future. And for this deep idea can´t be enough only one respected Church.
Feast for the soul and body
Although the first mentions about Zurich are already from Roman Empair, the status of the city had to wait till the 9th century. But since then blossomed into a beauty, which is more emphasize due to Limmat river, which is since the first view river, whose spring located in the Alps. Despite the fact that you can read it is not the most beautiful, what Zurich offers, don’t be fooled a stop there. Not only the river is a witness of the past times, but observing of seagulls, swans and ducks, is for the eyes the same thing like for stomach crispy baked Swiss bread. Certainly the fun lasts longer than guides supposed. And if you add view to crystal clear water, in which fish ride, that easily forget the trams and cars going crazy right behind you and you can be back in time, when the word “rush” had no meaning and words “beauty and comfort” didn’t lose their sense yet. For this little moment, does not matter just for a hazy moment, visit in Zurich has the value.
We remain in Europe this time. Our goal is Geneva which is nicknamed the capital of peace. Geneva is the second largest city after Zurich. It is known as the home of many international organizations (WHO, CERN, OSN etc.). One of its major landmarks is the famous Palace of the Nations (Palais des Nations). We will talk about it next time.
Wooden beams on red, blue or yellow Italian-style houses lining narrow streets. Purple flowers decorating the walls and looking like falling rain. Panorama of Alpine giants and their snow-caped summits and the Bodensee coastline. Refreshing ice cream, rays of setting sun and quietly rising moon above the horizon.
Once we saw Geneva we move to another interesting Swiss city – Lucerne. It is situated in central Switzerland in the canton of the same name. About 300 thousand people live in the entire canton. So what are the most interesting places in the city on Lake Lucerne?
Near Engelberg town in central Switzerland, there are sevreal Alpine summits. We decided to climb up Brunni mountain to reach Brunnihütte (1860 m), a point of interest we intended to see. You can do the entire trail on foot. However, a cable car will save you considerable energy (but not money). Choosing a slower pace you will climb the entire mountain easily especially had you as good weather conditions as we did.
Today, we take a look at Zurich from bird's eye for we make a hike onto Üetliberg hill which belongs to the Albis mountains. The main train station in the town will be our point of start. Here we get on a train and take ride to the hill.
Engelberg resort town is a starting place to our trip. It is known for rich system of bike trails and hike trails. Also skiers will enjoy the place in winter. Engelberg, one can say, is in the center of Switzerland, in Obwalden canton at 1050 meters.
Zurich means for tourists primarily city of Limmat River and slightly high, but more beautiful historic centre. But for the Swiss is primarily of financial capital across the country. If Zurich fell down, and would fell the all Swiss economy, almost as famous as their watches.
If you decide, visiting Switzerland, to travel to Jungfrau Peak, so, would you take in mind that you need favourable weather conditions and enough time for your trip. Let´s start our journey with Swiss Railways to the highest placed railway station of the Europe!
So here she is, Lady Winter. The temperature is around 0 degrees Celsius, you can find snow even in lower attitudes, and on roads are snowdrifts. These things occur every single year. If you hadn’t thought where to spend your winter vacation yet, maybe toady you will search for some interesting ski vacation in the Alps.
The capital of the Canton of Lucerne, a city that already in the middle-ages used to be called a city of bridges. Today it has the same nickname. Everything stayed same. During your first walk through the city it will come to your mind that the citizens have sufficient amount of bridges. Maybe you will think that this is the most beautiful city you have ever seen.
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Basel is also a town of many museums. The most known is the Kunstmuseum (the Museum of Art). I love to remember walks on riverbank of the Rhine. Especially, after sundown we watched bridges, Minster monastery and other buildings in the city-center.
In the heart of Switzerland, in Bernese Oberland is a beautiful valley of Haslital, the colors of which are completed with multifaceted environment of mountains. Together, in the following lines we set out exploring this sought after tourist valley.
This summer will also be full of all kinds of experiences. Go together with us to explore the country with colorful mountain meadows, creeks, rumbling waterfalls, steep rocks and snowy glaciers reflecting sunshine.