All right then, let´s talk about some more sightseeing Zurich.
Let´s see were we left the attractions.
Ok, leaving the baths behind, the walk heads towards the Lindenhof Park.
To find it just take a look above and try to spot the trees.
Lindenhof is the oldest part of Zurich, where everything was born.
Originally a Roman Customs post, nowdays is a great place to relax, drink some free water from one of the 1200 fountains of the city, get to be a child again as well as enjoying the view from what is affectionately called the “terrace of the city”.
This is why the Lindenhof is called "terrace of the city"
View of the Grossmunster Church in the back
A free drink from the fountain
people playing chess...
And of course I get to be a kid again with some time regression therapy....
Now it´s time to head back towards the train station and get ready for some more sightseeing Zurich.
The second section of the walk begins again at the train station, but crosses immediately over the Limmat river on the Bahnhof Bridge towards the Niederdorf.
At the beginning of Niederdorf you can take a coffee at Starbucks and then board on the Polybahn which is a beautiful red cable car that takes you to the University section of Zurich.
From the terrace you can take another great look of the city.
Entrance of the Polybahn. Make sure you bought the Zurich Card
Up it goes
On video as well....
The Zurich ETH University
A look from the terrace
Returning once more to the Niederdorf (aka taking the red cable car back down), a stroll towards the Grossmunster Church is a great way to soak up the ambience of this old town section.
Stop at the Migros Shop to buy some of the cheapest chocolate you can find, this makes a great gift to bring back home. Look for the “Frey” brand which is good quality and superb value.
Sightseeing Zurich in the old town section
The beautiful old time narrow streets
A pit stop at the Migros store (orange M sign) to buy some cheap chocolate
Then continue walking in the direction of the Grossmunster.
The church itself is once more a Romanesque and Gothic marvel with twin towers that overlook the Limmat river. It is possible to climb to the top, where some spectacular views over the city can be had.
Just be warned to climb slowly if you are out of shape… because otherwise once you reach the top you´ll need to spend the first 5 minutes catching your breath.
Entrance of the Grossmunster Church
On video as well....
Climbing some stairs on the way to the top
City view on top of the Grossmunster church
View of the lake
picture of the twin tower on the top
View of the church from the other side of the Limmat river
Whilst there are certainly many more things to see and do in Zurich, a walking tour of the city is an excellent way to get a taste for what it has to offer. Tourist maps of the city are available at most hotels as well as in the tourist information office situated in the train station.