HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Frost

avatar

Age : 39
Location : Somewhere near Philly, PA
Registration date : 2009-12-31

PostSubject: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Mon May 09, 2011 11:38 pm

We are taking a trip in June to visit my brother & sister in law in Zurich for two weeks. I've never really been out of the country before except for Aruba on our honeymoon so I'm pretty excited. I'm sure my in laws will have plenty to keep us entertained but I thought perhaps you fine folks might have some suggestions on some must see places and must do things.

For the first week we will probably stay in Switzerland, then the second week we will most likely expand our travels to any number of other countries within train travel distance so really any suggestions at all are welcome.



Last edited by Frost on Tue May 10, 2011 10:16 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : 'cause I only needed to say "in June" once)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jar

avatar

Age : 73
Location : Poland
Registration date : 2011-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 4:14 am

The Switzerland for many pipe smokers means one word: Synjeco. I believe that their offer of the Samuel Gawith, Gawith and Hoggarth plus many other tobaccos is one of the best in today's world.
http://www.pipesandtobaccos.com/pataall/info/home.php?i1
Tobaccos
http://www.pipesandtobaccos.com/pataall/taba/1000.php?i5
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Frost

avatar

Age : 39
Location : Somewhere near Philly, PA
Registration date : 2009-12-31

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 7:36 am

Excellent. Thanks!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Harlock999

avatar

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 8:44 am

Amsterdam is just about my favorite place in the world. They have an amazing Scheepvaart (maritime museum), friendly locals, everyone speaks English, a Davidoff store, and...something else...oh yeah, pickled herrings!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
pxlwz



Registration date : 2008-05-22

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 12:02 pm

When in Switzerland, take a boat trip on the Lake of Lucerne: You will see the origins of Switzerland, and also part of the Swiss Alps.

If you have time: Venice, Italy. It is so different than anything I have ever seen. The train takes you there, after that, it is all by boat.

Markus
Back to top Go down
View user profile
eon

avatar

Location : Minnesota
Registration date : 2011-02-02

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 6:09 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
...something else...oh yeah, pickled herrings!

Oh, is that what them secrets of Amsterdam are called these days? Laughing
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Harlock999

avatar

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 9:24 pm

eon wrote:
Harlock999 wrote:
...something else...oh yeah, pickled herrings!

Oh, is that what them secrets of Amsterdam are called these days? Laughing

Oh, so you've had some too... cheers

P.S. My apologies for not staying on subject here.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Natch

avatar

Age : 66
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 9:56 pm

A second for Amsterdam and add Copenhagen. Two great cities. Most Northern European cities are much cleaner and more vibrant than most U.S. cities, (don't get me started, I teach Urban Planning courses and was a city planner for a while!). Maastricht also a great place. We used to have a campus there and we'd talk students for a summer session. Hard to keep them out of the beer/marijuana bars, though!

Of course, if you have three hours to "kill", you could always: http://www.wimp.com/eigerrecord/

Natch
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Tue May 10, 2011 11:21 pm

Synjeco !!!!!

Hans Surch's Mogano is the one legendary cigar leaf pipe fodder that only rich people here have ever tasted.

Several of his others are also widely reputed to stand on a footing with GLP's.

Missing them (and stocking up on those you especially liked) would be a pipular blunder good for rest-of-your-life face wipes every time you remembered it.

Granted, it would take some monumental effort to smoke all the contenders while you were there to see which ones you liked best, but the supreme effort required would be worth it.

What a Face


Last edited by Yak on Wed May 11, 2011 3:48 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Dillon

avatar

Age : 28
Location : Tennessee
Registration date : 2008-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Wed May 11, 2011 4:22 am

If/when you're in Germany, and you get good weather, go to a pub/cafe in the afternoon and sit outside and people watch with a drink and a smoke. If you're worrying about anything at that point, you're doing it wrong.

The German countryside as seen from a train or along the autobahn is really gorgeous. Don't get discouraged by how train tracks and stations look in smaller cities, as for some reason or another they're one of the dirtiest places in any town. But the main train station in a big city is a sight to behold--they have about anything you would guess people can put into a train station and then some. Ice cream, books, fast food, jewelry, travel agencies, baked goods, and tobacco shops: the big German tobacco chain is called Dürninger, they have affiliates in big (and not-so-big) stations and malls across the country and sell a variety of products from a variety of producers (it's where I was able to find Three Nuns).

Finding people who speak English well enough to really understand is kind of hit or miss in my experience. Most blue- and some white-collar Germans learn English in school as kids and almost never use it in their adult lives. People who only speak broken English will tell you they don't speak any out of embarrassment or because it's really difficult for them. Areas that get more tourism obviously have more English speakers. American tourists who don't get drunk and/or insult people should have no problem making friends, so don't worry about that.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
StatHaldol

avatar

Age : 61
Location : Louisiana
Registration date : 2011-04-21

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Wed May 11, 2011 9:19 am


A couple of friends and I rode the train from Amsterdam to Zermatt, Switzerland. It was one of my most favorite vacations! Zermatt is beautiful!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Frost

avatar

Age : 39
Location : Somewhere near Philly, PA
Registration date : 2009-12-31

PostSubject: Re: Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)   Wed May 11, 2011 11:49 am

Excellent suggestions and input so far guys. I appreciate it very much!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Things to do in Zurich (and maybe the rest of Europe too)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Am I seeing things? - Germany and EU to Legalise Paedophilia
» Looking to Donate in Zurich in early December
» Things You Always Wanted To Ask Kate And Gerry McCann, But Couldn’t
» 10 things that don't make any sense in the Mccann case
» How many places or things can you id

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Community :: The Round Table-
Jump to: