Zurich is a city in Switzerland which is not part of the EU but is part of the Schengen community. The main points of interest for tourists and photographers are;
- Lake Zurich
- Swiss national museum
- Grossmünster cathedral
- A hike up Üetliberg mountain
- Lindenhof (and view of the city)
First of all I have to tell you, it’s very expensive to stay in Zurich, all the hotels are very expensive, to stay here and enjoy it you must first accept that it’s not going to be cheap. The views of the Swiss buildings and the clear water from Lake Zurich are amazing, just what every photographer wants! The city is very walkable too, I would recommend a walk down Bahnhofstrasse to Lake Zurich. On this walk you’ll see lots of amazing Swiss architecture, churches, museums, even good looking regular buildings. Once you reach the end of Bahnhofstrasse you’ll reach the amazing view of Lake Zurich. If its hot people will be swimming in the lake. It’s amazing to see such clean water in a big city, in London and Paris the rivers running through them are toxic.
This may look like the scene from the world indoor championships but it’s actually inside Zurich’s main train station, Zurich Bahnhof. It is an example of how great this city and country are, being able to use the train station as a live sport event.
Eurolines bus from Zurich to Nice via Milan, 8 hours.
The bus station in Zurich is just around the corner from the Zurich bahnhof train station. I found a direct Eurolines bus from Zurich to Nice which travels 3 times a week at 7am and takes around 8 hours going via Milan. There are also better Flixbus services with free wifi and phone chargers, but they leave 2 hours later and a change of bus is required in Milan. The bus station in Nice is a short walk from the airport, so I had to walk to the airport to get a bus to Nice train station from there.
I do wish I had stopped off in Milan for a day or 2, I could have got the Flixbus to Milan, then another to Nice a day or so later.