Week 4- My First Trip in Switzerland

28 Feb 2011 | by Whitney


View of the old town from Lindenhof

This past weekend while some of the students took a trip to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne a few friends and I took a trip to Zurich. The drive took about 3 hours and 15 minutes and then we took the train to a small town outside of the city called Zumikon where we stayed.

‘As a lifestyle capital on the water, Zürich offers the unique mix of discovery, pleasure, nature and culture. The finest culinary highlights, unlimited shopping pleasure, over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries, Switzerland’s liveliest nightlife, numerous events and countless green oases in the center of the city tempt guests to linger and enjoy.‘  www.zuerich.com

Grossmuenster (Protestant Church with a history including Huldrych Zwingli a leader in the Reformation)

The most famous street in Zurich is Bahnhofstrasse where we spent our Saturday. Here there are many name brand shops and places to eat. It also holds the financial centre of Zurich the square is called the Paradeplatz. Legend has it the gold of Switzerland is buried beneath what has become an area famous for its banks. We also spent some time taking in the view of the lake and the city.

Zurich also has a happening night life. We had a great time with some new friends and managed to do some salsa dancing as well.

Lake Zurich

Trip to Lausanne

Olympic Museum – Lausanne
The Sports and Activities department organizes a trip to the Olympic museum each year. The students travel as a group in a big bus and spend the day in Lausanne taking in the Museum, the lake, some shopping and in general the beautiful city.

On Sunday we made our way back to Bluche.

Had we not driven the transport system in Switzerland is amazing. From Bluche you take the funi down to Sierre where you can get trains to most of Switzerland and of course connections to Italy, Germany and France. In most Swiss cities there are either trams or the bus (which run late as well).
Photos by Travis Odegard



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