A Day off in Zurich

After a day of hiking, I decided to be traditional and explore a little more of Zurich even though Christine and I have visited here a few years ago…

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I decided to go check out the discount shopping district that was not far from my hotel.  Lots of window shopping here to say the least…

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of course, since it is December, there are the Christmas markets everywhere.

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Lake Zurich is pretty, but not that enticing to hang out nearby for too long given the cool sub freezing breezes.

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But if you like it that much, you can listen to the locals attempt to play Christmas tunes on the traditional long horns.

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Being my traditional self, I went to check out the National Museum.  It was not a huge museum that had some interesting historical artifacts.

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This was the Swiss flag from their embassy in Berlin that was taken down when the Russians took over the city.

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They also had the peace/trade agreement with Adolf Hitler in display that was signed before the beginning of WWII.  They had many exhibit items about Switzerland’s neutrality and supplier to both sides in WWII.

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And here is one thing I did not know, Albert Einstein studied here in Zurich for 4 years.  Never knew that…glad I visited the museum.

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