Sternen Oerlikon Hotel
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... and weird organ music playing. We then paid the 4 Fr. to climb up the narrow stone stairs and steep wooden platforms up the tower. From there, we could see most of Zurich, the Limmat River, and Lake Zurich. The water combined with other church steeples, blue sky and the quaint buildings was quite picturesque.
After our two giant stair climbs, we decided to get a Doner for lunch at the place recommended to us by Thorben, ...
... bonding session that did not need any translation, drawing doodles in the snow is apparently a universal conversation starter.
It was challenging work hiking in the snow up this Mountain with the altitude difference and the lack of recent regular exercise did not help, it was a lot of fun though and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A fairly common sight to see were young children walking up the track with their parents only ...
... a bit of trouble finding the entrance. There was a Starbucks and a restaurant in the front, so I had to ask a couple of people and they pointed in the direction of the back of the building. Once I found the entrance, check-in went smoothly. Although the building looks a bit old and plain from outside, I found a far different picture inside. The Hotel has obviously had some significant renovations, as the interior and the rooms are extremely modern and look ...
... into a mountain. Then we walked around and up some stairs to the view. The moment where we would be in awe. I wondered why they installed glazed glass for the windows but I could see they wanted to hold the suspense for the final unvailing. WRONG. We were surrounding in clouds, oh and it was SNOWING.
No problem. We were going to wait it out and check out the Ice Palace where there were ice sculptures, a large Swiss village snow globe and other carvings, as ...
Day trip to Zurich today - only a 45 minute train ride away from Lucerne, Swiss rails at its best. This time, without a suitcase, I was able to make my way to the upper deck for seating. The view is definitely better. I spent half the day following a walking route using a map from the tourist information office that wound it's way through the heart of Zurich from the train station, down ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed