A day in Zurich, Switzerland

Hello friends, how are you? I hope you had a lovely week!Β  I’m back today with another travelling post, and taking you someplace we’ve never been before together…on a day with me in Zurich, Switzerland!


Just to give you some basic facts, we’re this summer 2016, and I went with my family on a road trip to Switzerland and Italy. We managed to see lots of things, but in the matter of just one day, we arrivedΒ  and left Zurich. It was a very cloudy, and kind of rainy day so I apologize for the kind of grey pictures. Other than that, the city is very beautiful, and definitely worth stopping by.


We arrived in the morning to the city, which didn’t surprise me so much by its architecture. It’s very much like in Germany, and kind of in Alsace as well, so I wasn’t too shocked or astonished by it, but rather reminded of how simple yet beautiful it looks.


The Limmat is the river crossing the city of Zurich, before throwing itself in the Lake Zurich. I bet it must be lovely to walk along it when it’s sunny, unfortunately we didn’t have this chance, but we still managed to have some nice shots of the views.


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Zurich is made of paved streets, ups and downs, and colorful houses unfortunately a bit shaded by the rain, but still cute, if you ask me.

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Like the lovely tourists we are -well, strike that. Like the crazy planners we are, obviously, we had decided beforehand of what we wanted to see, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to do in the short time we had at hand….

There’s the GrossmΓΌnster, a cathedral dated from the XIIe century. Kind of huge and impressive, if you ask me, and if you dare look back, well… it’s always there, peeking behind the houses.


There’s FraumΓΌnster as well -fun fact: Frau means, Lady, in German – a church from the 11th century, looking all kinds of beautiful, if you ask me.zurich

And obviously, we had to stop by the lake. I wish we had a better view, and kind of a better weather, but with the seagulls, we had nice companions.


The rain caught us in the early afternoon. Wet and kind of shivering in the middle of August, we still managed to end our tour of the city, before heading back into the car, and drive away to our next destination.



This is SO not an exhaustive blog post about every lovely place and things to do in this city. Since we had just one day, and not much time, and a lot of rain, we obviously didn’t cover the whole city, and every lovely place we could have gone to.

πŸ‘Ÿ This being said, if you’re just in the city for one day, don’t bother try and running around everywhere. Simply walking, discovering the city and its vibes, really is the best way to fall in love with a place.

My advice, if you ever want to go there, is to take a good pair of shoes, an umbrella because well… you never know, a map, and just GO ahead and EXPLORE.

πŸ‘› Also, hm, Zurich and Switzerland in general is quite an expensive city. We made our own lunch, because let’s be honest, I’d rather be broke by booking plane tickets and buying too many books than buying a sandwich at like $10. Don’t we all?


I hope you enjoyed staying a day in Zurich with me thanks to these pictures! Would you like to visit this city? What is THE thing you’d like to do/see there ? πŸ’¬

I would LOVE some of your advice about my travelling posts as well. Is there anything you’d like to see more of/less of? Thank you for your suggestions! 😘

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43 thoughts on “A day in Zurich, Switzerland

  1. I love it when you take us on trips with you πŸ˜€ It feels like the grey of that day suit the city perfectly, it looks gorgeous! I expected it to be expensive, even the name Zurich sounds rich, hahahaha!

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    1. Aww thank you so, so much my Sweechie ❀ ❀ Hahaha, it really does, well it looks expensive, with all the fancy shops, but it's absolutely gorgeous ❀ I wish it was sunnier though, when we went, I bet the views of the lake would have been stunning πŸ™‚


  2. I’d definitely love to visit Zurich. We were supppsed to go on holiday last year to Switzerland unfortunately that got cancelled but I want to go even more now. That lake is particularly magnificent.

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  3. I know we just talked about how useful feedback can be, but I seriously have nothing to say hahaha I love your traveling posts! They are always extremely well structured with fun AND useful info. And there is also the right amount of pictures! Really can’t say more ❀

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  4. It definitely seems like you had a fun day trip to Zurich, and I think even though it was a little rainy and cloudy you still got some amazing pictures. ❀ It looks like a beautiful city there, you've definitely made me want to go to Zurich at the next possible opportunity! πŸ˜€

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  5. I want to go! I think the architecture in a lot of Europe is so pretty. Especially the places that have those window shutters. They are so cute! We hardly have anything like that in cities in the UK.

    I totally agree with you – the best way to get to know a place is just wander around it. I have a friend who is really into those city coach trips you can do, but for me it isn’t the same as pacing the streets! There is so much you miss when you’re doing it from a coach.

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    1. Funny you should mention the window shutters, it’s something we noticed in our latest trip to the UK. I guess we’re so used to have windows shutters everywhere (both in my city, in France, and I guess in the countries around such as Germany and Switzerland), we didn’t even notice this the first time. I can’t choose who is weird now haha. It feels different, I guess, and that’s goood πŸ™‚
      OHh yes, I agree with you. I’m not too into these kind of things either. It’s practical at times – we did that for Stonehenge, since we didn’t rent a car or anything, and that place is in the middle of nowhere -, but it’s much, much more fun to pace the streets πŸ™‚


      1. Oh yeah, you totally need a car for Stonehenge. I always find it weird how this site of huge historical significance sits right next to the motorway.

        I think the UK is totally the one doing it wrong. We are doing basically everything wrong. The other day someone at work was telling me it’s actually quite easy to get a work visa for Australia and now I’m like… maybe I should do that. When I have any money, at some distant point in the future, haha.

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      2. Right? I found that weird as well, kind of took a bit of the magic of this place.
        Oh yes, it’s really easy to get a work visa for Australia! I would love to do that, but it’s really, realllyyyy far away haha. Who knows, maybe that’s what you’re supposed to do πŸ™‚


  6. I wish I could blink and be there…or take a “road trip” to Zurich! How amazing is that? Take a road trip one day to freakin Switzerland!
    I’m in the US, so I’m a little envious…lol. πŸ˜‘

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  7. Nice post! I was looking for stuff to do in Switzerland as I’m going in two weeks and found your blog which is about books instead – something I love. Glad to see you’re interested in that and traveling as well! I used to have a books blog a while back but moved onto a mainly travel one… nice to see both incorporated into one! But I’ll stop rambling now haha. Thanks for the info on Zurich!

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    1. Ohh well this makes me so, so happy, thank you! And please, ramble as long as you want haha, I don’t mind at all πŸ˜€ I wasn’t sure about incorporating travelling and books in one blog, but then I thought, “hey, it’s my blog, I do what I want” haha, and well… as long as you like what you do and write about, that’s what matters! πŸ™‚
      I hope you’ll have a wonderful trip! πŸ™‚


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