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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.

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Railways

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?

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Museums

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.

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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.