October 31, 2010 2:43 am at 2:43 am #592836
My sister has a 12 hour stop over in zurich on her way back to Israel next week. Anyone have any good ideas on things to do in Zurich?October 31, 2010 3:56 am at 3:56 am #705188WolfishMusingsParticipant
I’ve never been to Zurich, so I can’t give any personal recommendations, but you might want to start here:
The WolfOctober 31, 2010 4:14 am at 4:14 am #705189
Banking. They’ve got the most terrific banks anywhere.October 31, 2010 4:18 am at 4:18 am #705190myfriendMember
popa, I was sure you would’ve done that “let me google it for you” shtick.October 31, 2010 4:36 am at 4:36 am #705191WIYMember
Now that the IRS is making them reveal who has accounts its no longer that attractive.October 31, 2010 4:50 am at 4:50 am #705192chesednameParticipant
swiss alps, no questionOctober 31, 2010 4:51 am at 4:51 am #705193Aishes ChayilParticipant
There is a beautiful lake with boats.
Gorgeous shopping area on a street called the Banhoff strasse.
Stunning jewlery stores…..
If she will be there with packs of money, trust me, she wont have a
boring moment:)October 31, 2010 5:05 am at 5:05 am #705194farrockgrandmaParticipant
Oh, yes! Take your money on a vacation – it won’t ever want to leave!October 31, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm #705195minyan galMember
Eat chocolate and buy a watch.October 31, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #705196
I am sorry I neglected to mention that shes only 17 and its not a vacation she will be returning to school after spending her life savings on flying in to surprise us for a simcha, so….so much for banking although she may like to window shop thank you!! 🙂October 31, 2010 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #705197phrumMember
Buy some tubes of Thomy mayonnaise! It’s the best in the world and makes a great Shabbos tam & treat with gefilte fish on your tisch!October 31, 2010 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #705198
Ask my brother how much he likes Swiss Banks…October 31, 2010 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #705199
I asked your brother. He said he’s not your brother.October 31, 2010 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #705200JamParticipant
Regardless of what she chooses to do, if she uses public transportation(buses/trains) tell her to be prompt. They come and go on the exact schedualed second. Literally.
Also, phrum is right, Tommy mayo is definitely a worthwhile purchase! Its the best mayo ever! (and its 100% kosher even though it doesn’t have a hechsher on it)October 31, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #705201
I’m not surprised.October 31, 2010 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #705202
What did you mean by your brother?November 1, 2010 2:08 am at 2:08 am #705203HomeownerMember
At Kloten Airport, there is a Swiss Rail (SBB) station under the terminal buildings. You can take the train directly to the Zurich Hauptbahnhof, the main station, sort of like Grand Central. Go second class as it’s a very brief ride.
From there,I would walk down the main street, the Bahnhofstrasse, to the Paradeplatz, and then to the lake.
Here is a listing of different tours (in English) from the city website:
If you are looking to buy any grocery products, there is a Co-Op supermarket near the train station and along the Bahnhofstrasse several department stores like Jelmoli and Globus have food departments.
Please note that in my experience you will very often see Swiss products that are exported to the United States with a hechscher (e.g. certain chocolates) sold without a hechscher. (In Europe, many products have no MARKED hechsher but are known in the Jewish community as being kosher.) Discuss with your rav whether or not you should buy them.November 1, 2010 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm #705204
He is an Accountant and is busy OT trying to keep his clients out of jail with the whole Swiss Bank fiasco.November 1, 2010 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #705205PomonaBubbyMember
Get a briss: Rabbiner Dr. Adler, a.k.a. “The Fastest Knife in Europe”
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