Our last day in Switzerland

The weather was not kind today. I found a couple of warm, dry places to visit but neither opened until 2pm so we had a lovely restful morning in our room. Then we wandered out to find a lunch venue and we found a good one. David opted for a beef burger and I had pumpkin soup with lovely bread.

The DuPont Restaurant where we had lunch. Very classy!

Then we wandered on in the rain to visit the police station. No, we were not in trouble. We went to visit the entry hall because, in 1927, Augusto Giacometti was commissioned to paint the walls and roof. It was amazing. We had to hand in our passport to be able to visit which was interesting but I had them with me because I’d read up on it. I thought it was great. David was not fussed. What do you think?

How could I not like it with all that red and orange?

There seem to be some lovely little alley ways but with the relentless rain,we didn’t dawdle.

The other place I wanted to visit was the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum underneath the Beyer shop in the Main Street. I love old clocks and this was the history of mankind’s efforts to measure time. The explanations were all in German but they give you an iPad to wander with and you can choose your language so we missed nothing. Very innovative and it was very interesting. Fascinating really but no photos to show you. I could have spent quite a few hours there.

To celebrate our last night in Switzerland, we went to a very pleasant restaurant called The King’s Cave, just down the street from the hotel. David chose the steak and a baked potato. I had the fish and ratatouille. Everything was very tasty. Interestingly on the menu they say where the food was sourced. The beef was all from Ireland and my fish, bass, was from Turkey. The shrimps (or prawns as we call them in Australia) came from Vietnam. We were serenaded by a pianist singing jazz songs. All in all, it was very pleasant.

And off we go to Zurich…

Yesterday we left our very comfortable apartment in Bern and caught the Intercity train direct to Zurich. The journey seemed to be similar to the one between the Gold Coast and Brisbane- built up nearly all the way so it wasn’t as pretty as our other train trips here but it took only 52 minutes.

It’s wet and chilly here in Zurich. After we checked into the Hotel Bristol, we wandered off in the rain to find lunch. The cafe we chose looked just like a coffee shop but turned out to be a Sri Lankan Restaurant. David was not impressed but the lovely waitress took special care of him and he had samosa, rice and vegetables and was very happy. I had a madras curry so I was also happy.

We went wandering through the streets after lunch. It was wet and miserable but we did find another amazing chocolate shop where we treated ourselves to a couple of delicious Swiss chocolates.

The River Limmat in Zurich

After a nap (sorely needed as we have head colds – not Covid) we went looking for dinner but it was so cold and wet we went into the first place we came to. We had kebabs, quite tasty too. We can’t really complain about the weather as it was kind to us in the mountains – even giving us some snow.

Really starting to think about home now. We are ready and keen to get home to the family, including our lovely little dog, Snoopy.