// part one //
After a day of traveling, my mom and I made it to Switzerland. Specifically, to a town called Bülach not far outside Zurich city. It was a cute, small-ish town, and we stayed with a friend of ours. The next day we took a train into Zurich. I loved the train ride - it was so fun to get to see a bit of the beautiful countryside.
|top: train station in Bülach. bottom: the zurich train station.|
Once we reached Zurich, we picked up a map from the Tourist Service and began on a walking route that would take us through Old Town to see a bunch of the famous landmarks.
a few facts about Zurich:
- it's the largest city in Switzerland.
- it's in the German-speaking section.
- there are amazing cathedrals everywhere you look.
- the Limmat River runs through the city from the beautiful Lake Zurich.
- there are cute little sidewalk cafés everywhere
The weather was sunny and warm - just perfect for walking around the city. One of best parts for me was looking into the shop windows and little bakeries and seeing all the different things they sold.
After a while we came to the place that I had been really excited to get to see - the Grossmünster Cathedral. This was the cathedral where the famous Reformer, Huldrych Zwingli, preached.
The inside was awesome, but unfortunately there was a big "No Photography" sign at the door. Bleh.
Inside, we climbed up the 187 steps to the top of one of the towers. Climbing those winding steps may not have been that fun, but the view from up there was worth it.
Before long it was time to hop on the train back to Bülach.
Zurich is a such beautiful city and I'm so glad to have gotten to visit it.