I cannot keep up with myself on this blog. I’m wracking my brain trying to remember the details about our Switzerland trip while scrambling to eat breakfast, chug coffee, plan a week long trip for April, and do laundry and pack for another trip.
(We later settled on a Made in China teddy bear wearing a shirt with the Swiss flag on it for 10 Franc at the airport gift shop.)
It’s small, quaint, peaceful, and really old. Founded in the 7th century, it has one of the largest clocks in Europe (28 feet in diameter).
Just down a side street near the church is the narrow little lane. Under our feet were the excavations of a Roman bath, discovered by accident. So that was pretty cool…
When you see pictures of Zurich, this is that symbolic church, with the double domed steeples that were rebuilt after a 1781 fire. Grossmünster literally means “big cathedral” and that’s exactly what it is. It’s where the Swiss Reformation was sparked.
Photos aren’t allowed inside, but the most beautiful thing about it, in my opinion, was the stained glass windows. They were spectacular. I guess you’ll just have to visit Zurich to see for yourself.
We walked to Lake Zurich, and took a 90 minute cruise (Owen’s first boat ride) around the lake.
The next morning, we did a quick stop at Confiserie Sprüngli where we spent a sinful amount money on the most amazing macaroons I’ve ever had. These stupid little meringue hamburgers were so good. I don’t know if they’ll ship to the states but you can buy them online. I’m sure I can think of a special occasion to place an order.
After three nights in the most expensive country we’ve ever visited, we were happy to be home again. Traveling is so fun, but so exhausting.
I hope you’re all having a nice week!