From Hong Kong to Florence required a connection and we decided on Zurich where we also took the opportunity to stopover for a couple of days. Being December we were expecting it to be old but it was actually quite pleasant and of course quiet at this time of year.
We did our usual hop-on, hop-off bus tour and tested the local transport which proved easy, convenient and efficient. We strolled around the Old Town and lakeside and generally just explored the city’s sights.
In the afternoon we took the train to Lucerne and spent a few hours there. The train ride is less than an hour and cheap and leaves frequently so no need to book.
The following day was the full day trip to Jungfraujoch – one of Europe’s highest-altitude train stations, set 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level in a UNESCO-listed wilderness, and dubbed the Top of Europe. The tour starts with a scenic coach trip leaving from central Zurich and journeys south through Switzerland’s scenic Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunnen. You then board the train to Jungfraujoch where you disembark and enjoy the many activities and attractions there. The Alpine Sensation is a visual-experience moving walkway that transports you past presentations showcasing the Jungfrau Railway’s history and an Ice Palace glacier walk to see ice sculptures. Then head to the Sphinx Observatory for stunning panoramas over the Aletsch Glacier, and the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau.
It was actually incredibly impressive and a must do if you have a day to spare in Zurich.
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