My first Christmas market experience in a railway station was in Zurich. The Christkindlimarkt (Swiss pronunciation) takes place inside the entrance hall of Zurich Central Station. Here I also found some striking public art. So I saw high above me a work by Niki de Saint Phalle. The title of her sculpture was “L’ange Protecteur“.
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 the computer but cosy upholstered armchairs for reading a book. Which version would you prefer for a train journey?
Right opposite Zurich Central Station you find the Landesmuseum Zürich (Swiss National Museum). I had some time to spend and looked at several exhibits outside the museum. So I discovered this Gotthard Mail Coach.
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. This time it was my first encounter with her work at a railway station.