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Romance in Zurich, Switzerland

Posted in Switzerland, Tips and Information, Transportation with tags , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by travellingwithkeishinta


If there’s one city in Switzerland that has a cosmopolitan feel about it, is has to be Zurich. On Bahnhofstrasse, you’re in “Downtown Switzerland”. Yet at the same time Zürich is also a typical charming Swiss city, with its historic centre along the River Limmat and the lake ; a city that offers up views right out into green countryside and beyond to the mountains from its centre. Bonus : 50% discount on the guided city city walk through the old town.

Zürich stands for high quality living, excellent gastronomy, pulsating nightlife and infinite shopping possibilities.

Great Places Sightseeing Walk


The exclusive shopping mile is lined with elegant department stores, famous boutiques for fashion and jewellery, inviting street cafes and restaurants. Most beautiful boulevard in town. ( I bought shoes in Bata‘s shop)


Dating back to the 13th century, ships were pushed back and forth on the Limmat River. Small crafts stores, boutiques and restaurants invite for a stroll and delightful time.


Celtic, Roman and medieval remains bear witness to the rich history of this hillock that has been populated since 1500 B.C. In 1798, the citizens of Zürich swore on oath to the Helvetic constitution here.


Europe’s largest clock face. This was the fire watch lookout point. Parts of the building from the 9th-15th century and the Baroque gallery stand witness to centuries past and the oldest city parish church.


Founded in 853, mostly noble women lived in this influential Benedictine abbey that had the right to collect tolls, hold markets and mints coins. Glass windows by Augusto Giacometti and Chagall.


Vibrant heart of the Bahnhofstrasse where the Swiss major banks have their headquarters, where one meets in Cafe Sprungli or in the Savoy and visits the renowned gallery Gmurzynska.


Schanzengraben, a former military defensive work, today offers and idyllic, green promenade with historic signposts through the city, from the main station to the lake.


Inaugurated in 1887 and laid out in the style of a late landscape garden, Arboretum is a much frequented and popular park. Variegated tree population, also with alien groves.


Completed as a romanesque church in 1220. From here, Zwingli initiated the Zurich reformation in the 16th century. Since autumn, the interior radiates splendor with newly enhanced Agate and Schwarzlot painted windows by artist Sigmar Polke.


The car-free quay with its rows of cafe, lively boutiques and restaurants is ideal for a stroll. Vis-a-vis, the Renaissance-style Rathaus and the Helmhaus with the legendary Wasserkirche line the banks of the river.


The Niederdorf district of the Old Town is vibrant with bars, restaurant, antique shop and boutiques. The Oberdorf is much dreamier with idyllic lanes and rows of Biedermeier houses.


The small red cable railway from 1889 is a Zurich-icon, carrying students and tourists from Central up to the terrace of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), a splendid viewpoint of the city.

My suggestion : you can go to all 12 great places sightseeing walk one day with your partner after lunch until midnight so both of you can feel the romance moments.


A gift from Zürich twin town, Kunming : a traditional South China Garden. The walls surround a microcosm of pavilions, open galleries and water palace with a terrace.

My suggestion :

you and your partner can go before lunch time (10:00 am)
after that borrow a bike near that place
also both of you can do all kind of sports in a very large field in front of China Garten
or maybe only take sun bath with reading something even in sleep style
or you can sit near the Zurichsee to watch a boat or see a long view Zurichsee arround and start your romance action (smile)
if everything is enough, you can use your bike go to Burkli Platz
then you take a boat Zurichsee Schifffahrt and do romance lunch time there (smile)


Dreamlike scenery and breaking waves on the lake : for a mini-vacation take a midday break on the Lunch Boat or start the weekend on the Breakfast Boat.

That’s my experiences alone,, but I’ll try it with my partner someday (smile)

Do you want to try ? and share to me your experiences,,,,

Blessings and Peace !

With Love,


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