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pjcas18 : 10/14/2019 2:08 pm
I will be there for a week on business, but I should have some free time.

Any must do's or places that stuck out as memorable?

Staying at the Zurich Marriott (assuming there is not more than one called "the Zurich Marriott".

thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts.
I stayed at the Marriott Zurich  
nygfaninorlando : 10/14/2019 2:21 pm : link
at the start and end of a trip to Lake Como Italy a few years ago. The hotel is nice with a really good concierge lounge for breakfast and happy hour as I recall. Hotel is right near the Limmat River which was a happening spot for locals. Of course we went during the summer when they were all diving/swimming in the river. You will be centrally located to some great cafe's and dining options in Zurich. Don't forget to go out for a Fondue dinner. Kind of what they're known for. Just be prepared for the high prices of dining out. Zurich is an expensive city. If you have time, it's easy to do some great day trips from Zurich. Interlaken and Wengen were a couple that we visited. Great scenery and places to visit along the way. Harder Kulm has a great panoramic restaurant.
Work for a swiss company  
yupbjac27 : 10/14/2019 2:24 pm : link
Sprungli for Chocolate
Lake Zurich - grab a beer and hang out (pretty views and very relaxing). Check out the Arboretum there as well
Plaza Casa Lenin - ya know, socialism and stuff
FIFA Museum
Zueghauskeller - Old arms building they've turned into a biergarten w/ traditional food.
Le Dezaley - favorite fondue.

Also - unsure of your plans but you are reasonable train ride away from Italy. Not sure if you'll have time but Lugano/Lake Como/Milan aren't too far away
Hmm, was there in 2000  
JonC : 10/14/2019 2:24 pm : link
I remember expensive shopping and fine dining but no names return to me. Very walkable city, Switzerland is a beautiful and wealthy old country. Like the other poster, we wound up driving to Lake Como, Interlaken, Lucerne, and Geneva when we got restless.
Zurich is nice but pales in comparison to the rest of Switzerland.  
Spider56 : 10/14/2019 2:36 pm : link
If you can, get to Lucerne / Luzern ...itís drop dead gorgeous. Just outside Lucerne is a town called Stans with Stanserhorn Mountain. (6200 ft peak) The cable car to the top has an upper deck where you can ride outside. Google it ... this is the only one of its kind in the world and it is a trip !
Thank you  
pjcas18 : 10/14/2019 2:40 pm : link
for all the advice!

I appreciate the replies.

Can definitely do a day trip to Italy or travel to other places within Switzerland, so I appreciate the advice so far.
Since it sounds like you can do a side trip  
nygfaninorlando : 10/14/2019 2:54 pm : link
I'd highly recommend Lake Como that and some of the villages around the lake. Some great spots for Food, Drink and people watching.
Itís been a long time  
5BowlsSoon : 10/14/2019 2:58 pm : link
What I remember that stuck out were two things:
1. Swiss National Museum
2. Train ride from Zurich to Milan was beautiful.

Cheers....
I lost my wallet, tried Keif, and fingerbanged  
Karl Hungus : 10/14/2019 3:00 pm : link
some Swiss girl there. That was a long time ago though. Not sure if you could still do that there.
RE: I lost my wallet, tried Keif, and fingerbanged  
pjcas18 : 10/14/2019 3:35 pm : link
In comment 14628600 Karl Hungus said:
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some Swiss girl there. That was a long time ago though. Not sure if you could still do that there.


thank you Karl, I'll keep my eyes open for your wallet. The rest, not sure what to do with, but thank you for the post.
RE: I lost my wallet, tried Keif, and fingerbanged  
JCin332 : 10/14/2019 4:03 pm : link
In comment 14628600 Karl Hungus said:
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some Swiss girl there. That was a long time ago though. Not sure if you could still do that there.


Pics or GTFO...
Love switz  
jd311 : 10/14/2019 5:11 pm : link
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa. The spa is incredible, rooftop pool overlooking Zurich

Rent a car and drive to grindlewald and lauterbrunnen for a day
Iíve been there several times.  
Giant John : 10/14/2019 8:58 pm : link
Very expensive city. Have a beer at the beer garden on the river.
I worked there a lot in the 90s.  
Big Blue Blogger : 10/14/2019 9:25 pm : link
Great base for side trips - Interlaken/Jungfraujoch was a favorite. As for the city, the posts above hit most of the key points. Try to get out of the center and into the neighborhoods. I used to walk along the Zurichsee to get away from work. For the women in your life, check the sale rack at Fogal for hosiery and lingerie. Itís a super-pricey brand (sure to impress and set the mood) but the locals get some nice deals on overstock and prior-season styles.
pj  
ColHowPepper : 10/14/2019 9:25 pm : link
one of the cool things about Zurich is your first impression, the airport: depending on which gates you de-plane, you duck below grade and ride the moving sidewalks below the airport runways to the main terminal, a trip + 1/2, can't think of another airport that has that.

Very wealthy (Swiss banking center), German, and as others have said, very expensive. Too long for me to make current recos, though I can ask a good friend who lives in Como, which btw is hardly a side trip away, good part of a day to train to Como and longer to drive. But, yeah, Como is spectacular, Balbianello (former home of a Roman Cardinal, where part of a Bond flic was filmed) and Bellagio, some terrific restaurants in the hills above the city.
Niededorf (spelling?) district  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 10/14/2019 9:45 pm : link
is a good bars location. Pretty city. Only went once, but enjoyed it.
RE: pj  
section125 : 10/14/2019 9:47 pm : link
In comment 14628945 ColHowPepper said:
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one of the cool things about Zurich is your first impression, the airport: depending on which gates you de-plane, you duck below grade and ride the moving sidewalks below the airport runways to the main terminal, a trip + 1/2, can't think of another airport that has that.



Atlanta???
Try their gourmet meat  
montanagiant : 10/14/2019 10:53 pm : link
It's horse.

Pretty city, lots of hills. Women are stunning but it is expensive
Montana: Your last sentence is open to (mis)interpretation.  
Big Blue Blogger : 10/15/2019 9:38 am : link
I would just add that you get what you pay for.
Thanks  
pjcas18 : 10/15/2019 10:13 am : link
everyone, good stuff in here, it is very much appreciated.
This wonít take too long and it is right downtown...  
DonQuixote : 10/15/2019 10:28 am : link
Go to the Fraumunsterís church and the masterpiece windows by Chagall.
RE: Montana: Your last sentence is open to (mis)interpretation.  
montanagiant : 10/15/2019 11:29 am : link
In comment 14629231 Big Blue Blogger said:
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I would just add that you get what you pay for.


LOL...I see what you're saying
BTW, if you happen to speak German...  
Big Blue Blogger : 10/15/2019 12:34 pm : link
...youíre unlikely to find it very useful, because Schweizerdeutsch comprises quite a challenging array of dialects. The Swiss can switch to Hochdeutsch, but at that point you might as well just speak English, which is pretty universally known anyway.
beyond zurich  
mdc1 : 10/15/2019 1:24 pm : link
get a car visit Bern. visit lake geneva and all of the cities around it over into france (martigny).
RE: Try their gourmet meat  
mdc1 : 10/15/2019 1:26 pm : link
In comment 14628986 montanagiant said:
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It's horse.

Pretty city, lots of hills. Women are stunning but it is expensive


Cheval
Go to Sternen Grill for best bratwurst in Europe  
MM_in_NYC : 10/15/2019 3:09 pm : link
They have great other things to, like roast quail and other small game birds. Must hit spot. Very casual, near the opera house.

The bar at Widder Hotel is awesome.
Go To Gstaad.  
Pete in MD : 10/15/2019 3:54 pm : link
It's the best.
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