Senior Travel in Zurich

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Seniors will enjoy Zurich not just for its gorgeous scenery and delicious chocolate, but because this city is a walker’s paradise. Lace up your comfortable shoes and you’re set to go! If you prefer not to walk, there are plenty of buses and trolley’s around, as well as taxis and bicycles. Regardless of the way you visit Zurich you will enjoy the following activities and sites:

Kunsthaus Museum

Rated as Zurich’s best museum, Kunsthaus has a variety of shows for the art lover, including Georges Suerat’s “Figures in Space” through Jan 2010. Through February 2010, you can visit the “Herbstmeer XI” exhibition by Emil Nolde, with features many seascape paintings. Kunsthaus also has displays by Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, and Ferdinand Holder, the Swiss artist.  The bookstore sells many postcards with the same images as those on display, so you can take home a souvenir! This museum is closed Mondays, but open Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Exhibitions change every few months so check out the website to see what’s on display before you go.

The Botanical Gardens of Zurich

What better way to spend your afternoon than at the Botanical Gardens where you can relax, take a stroll, and enjoy a cup of tea. Plus, entry is free!  These gardens grow over 1,000,000 different exotic pants, flowers, herbs, and shrubs.  Raining? No problem. Take a walk through the covered arboretum and you can see other horticulture delights.  Check out the gift store for glossy picture books and postcards to send back home. The Botanical Gardens are open between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Visit Zurich’s Famous Churches: Fraumunster & Grossmunster

One of Zurich’s most famous churches, the Fraumunster, is worth a visit if only to see the intricately carved stained glass windows, each featuring a different Biblical scene, including 1 about Jacob, 1 featuring Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, and another portraying Bathsheba in New Jerusalem.  One of the windows was designed by Augusto Giacometti and is definitely worth a visit. Another favorite church in Zurich is the Grossmunster church, featuring 2 large towers done in Roman design back in the 12th century.  In the church you can spot gorgeous stone and gargoyle statues. This church is a must-see for those interested in Zurich’s church and architectural history

 

 

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