Christmas Christmas Markets Railway Stations

Christmas market at Zurich main railway station

Christmas market at Zurich Central Station

My first christmas market experienced at a railway station was the Christkindlimarkt, a christmas market inside the hall of Zurich main railway station.


A cozy IC instead of a busy ICE

A cozy IC instead of a busy ICE

After a relaxing hour at the SBB Lounge in Zurich I wanted to go to Koblenz. Shocking! Instead of the announced German ICE a Swiss IC was awaiting me. The outcome: No power outlets for working on computer but cozy upholstered armchairs for reading a book. Which version would you prefer for a train journey?


Old Gotthard mail coach

Old Gotthard mail coach in Zurich, Switzerland

At the Landesmuseum Zurich next to the Zurich Central Station I came across this old way of travelling: A mail-coach for crossing the St Gotthard massif in the 2nd half of 19th century.

Public Art Railway Stations

Sculpture L’Ange Protecteur in Zurich

Sculpture L'Ange Protecteur in Zurich, Switzerland

On my walk through Zurich Central Station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof) I came across this public art created by Niki de Saint Phalle. The sculpture is titled L’Ange Protecteur. I’ve already seen a lot of public art by this artist in Hanover, but this was my first encounter with her work at a railway station.