Destinations Europe

(Late) summer vibes in Zurich

September 23, 2016
Lake Zurich

Switzerland: Our “little” neighbour to the West is a country similar to ours yet different in many ways. I’m not going into detail about its history and politics although both are undoubtedly interesting and unique in the world. Together with my bf I was visiting some old family friends after I haven’t been to their place since more than 10 years. The weather god was with us and pleased us with summer-ish temperatures in mid-September! So we got a free place to stay and plenty of sunshine – perfect conditions!

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Our hosts live near Zurich, right be the beautiful Lake Zurich. We caught the late-summer sun by the shore and even had a quick swim!

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A regular boat service goes around the lake. On such a day, is there a nicer way to get into the city?

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On Saturdays there are several flea markets in Zurich, one of them is right on Bürkliplatz, where the boat stops.

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The city has a comfortable size to explore the little alleys, shops and squares by foot. It definitely has a very Mediterranean atmosphere minus the shabbiness 😛

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Switzerland is known to be an expensive country and our hosts made us save a lot of cash while they provided us with tons of sandwiches. We hardly ate out (restaurants would have been the biggest budget-killer), but one thing that shouldn’t be missed are Zurich’s numerous confectioneries. Sprüngli even had a chocolate named after me (well more after a cow) 😉 Have a look inside their shops and you’ll find yourself in chocolate/pastry heaven!

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Well let’s continue with some more street views before your eyes become too greedy 😉

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Later in the afternoon we drove to Liechtenstein to meet up with my bf’s friends at the Hilti (the tool manufacturer) headquarter. There was a big anniversary celebration where we took this blurry photo at a photo booth. Cute eh?

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Anyways, more remarkable was the beauty that surrounded us. I’m a huge mountain lover and of course I was all eyes when I saw that panorama ❤️

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What are your associations with Switzerland?

A visual tour of the picturesque streets and beautiful lake in Zurich, Switzerland

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36 Comments

  • Reply Äquilibrist September 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Your pictures look great and this destination looks very relaxing:)

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you! It indeed felt like a little vacation 😉

  • Reply shootingvienna September 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Zürich steht schon länger auf der to-do Liste!
    Die Essenspreise will ich wirklich nicht wissen.. aber die Bilder und die Berge zeigen dass sich ein Besuch doch lohnt 🙂

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Ja lohnenswert ist es auf jeden Fall! Die schöne Landschaft macht die etwas höheren Preise wieder wett 😉

  • Reply Eden September 24, 2016 at 1:26 am

    The mountains look amazing and browsing the flea markets there sounds like fun. I haven’t been to Zurich, but you’re photos make me want to visit someday 🙂

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks Eden, I hope you get the chance one day!

  • Reply PinaySkattebasse September 24, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Wow, Switzerland looks stunning in your photos. We have many flea markets here in Copenhagen esp during summer almost every weekend. And then once a month during autumn, winter and spring. It’s fun going to flea markets. 🙂

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you Angela, I’ll have to remember those dates when I go to Copenhagen one day 🙂

  • Reply Christina September 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Oh so you made it to Liechtenstein as well, that’s great 🙂 Great that you enjoyed Zurich/Switzerland so much and that you had the possibility to save some money and still enjoy it there. And now I really want to go there again after reading your post 😀

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Yes we got to see a few places luckily 😀 I was really looking forward to that trip especially after your posts 😉

  • Reply rae tashman (@lovefromberlin) September 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    What beautiful photos! Zurich looks absolutely amazing!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      That compliment of you makes me very happy, Rae 🙂

  • Reply SueT唐 梦 琇 September 24, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Beautiful photos….I have only been to Geneva which was lovely also but I think Zurich looks stunning…congratulations on the special anniversary too – cute photo definitely!!

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Haha thank you Sue! We had a good time!

  • Reply Sarah September 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    So tolle Fotos – und einen grandiosen Blog hast du da! 🙂

    Lieben Gruß,
    Sarah

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Vielen Dank, das Kompliment kann ich nur zurück geben 😉

  • Reply Tiffany. Yang September 25, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve never been to Zurich! but through your photos, it looks like a peaceful and relaxing place. Perfect for a getaway, I’m definitely putting it on the list 🙂

    Tiffany
    http://www.thelookingglassbyty.com

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Yes definitely! It’s a nice change from all the hustle and bustle in other cities!

  • Reply Tiff @ Tiff Goes To September 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    This looks amazingly beautiful! I hope the expense doesn’t eat my trip up, but definitely a must check out place and country- Switzerland!!!!!!

    x Tiff
    http://tiffgoesto.com/

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Tiff, I keep my fingers crossed that you’ll get to visit as many beautiful places as possible during your time in Europe 😉

  • Reply Paleica September 26, 2016 at 7:25 am

    euer hilti-pic ist ja genial 🙂 wunderschön – du bist überall dort unterwegs, wo ich auch hinwill, haha! zürich sieht traumhaft aus. ich kenne es ja nur vom landeanflug und einem umsteigen, das wohl kitschigste motiv meines lebens – rosa berge vom sonnenaufgans und im vordergrund der see. seitdem will ich mir die stadt unbedingt auch mal vom boden aus ansehen!

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Haha das ist ja cool 😉 Die Kulisse ist wirklich kitschig dort und auf diese einmalige Lage am See bin ich sowieso neidisch ;P

  • Reply Julie September 26, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Gorgeous! I haven’t made it to Zurich, sadly… But a good friend of mine is living there and he introduced me to Sprungli!! He brought us some of that chocolate last time he was in town – sooo damn good and I’m not a big chocolate person!! But then again, he does work in chocolate, so he knows his stuff!!

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Oh my, he must love his job I guess 😛 Isn’t it time to visit your friend there? Great place to stock up on some chocolate 😉

  • Reply mariellasophie1995 September 26, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Toller Beitrag, die Fotos sind wirklich Traumhaft!

    Lieber Grüsse,

    Mariella

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Oh vielen Dank!!

  • Reply Vicky T. September 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Switzerland. It’s such a beautiful place but it looks expensive to visit? I’ll just have to make do with photos for now haha

    Vicky
    http://vickysscrapbook.com/

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Well, I very much hope you can see it with your own eyes one day 😉

  • Reply Melia Beli September 26, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Oh Zürich, du wunderschönste Stadt! Ich hatte das große Glück dort öfter beruflich hinfahren zu “müssen” und ich habe mich jedes Mal wie ein Itsch darauf gefreut, denn ich hab die Stadt so in mein Herz geschlossen und auch die Mentalität der Menschen, die dort wohnen. Die Preise von Restaurants oder Lebensmitteln generell lassen wir mal lieber außen vor, ich bin ja fast aus den Latschen gekippt, als ich bei einem Geschäftsessen sah, dass mein Salat umgerechnet ganze 45 Euro gekostet hat. Dennoch: Zürich ist und bleibt für mich eine der lebenswertesten Städte!
    Allerliebst
    Melia Beli
    http://www.meliabeli.de

    • Reply sileas October 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Haha, wenn die Firma zahlt, umso besser 😉 Mich würde es auch nicht stören, wenn ich öfters dort wäre! Man spürt die hohe Lebensqualität an jedem Eck – am sauberen See, die gute Luft und den freundlichen Menschen!

  • Reply fromdreamtoplan September 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Wow! So beautiful! It’s so great you could enjoy that wonderful weather in a place like this! I bet that, when the sun shines, everything even more beautiful than usual! 🙂

    • Reply sileas October 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      That’s absolutely right! When it’s sunny, it doesn’t matter where you are right? 😉

  • Reply Tay October 1, 2016 at 3:19 am

    I have no words! So beautiful, really enjoyed this post!

    • Reply sileas October 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Aww thank you!

  • Reply Adrian October 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you for visiting Zurich and this great article! Glad you liked it 🙂

    • Reply sileas October 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      I really did! Thank you!

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