Zurich: Dolderbahn and Adlisberg Hill

Bürkliplatz

依山傍水的蘇黎世周圍有許多山丘,最常看到旅遊書推薦的路線是搭Polybahn上山。我們在Bürkliplatz附近開會,一位當地人推薦我們從Bürkliplatz搭八號輕軌到Römerhof去坐另一個纜車Dolderbahn到Adlisberg hill。

A couple of hills overlooking Zurich. Taking the Polybahn up the hill is probably the most recommended route in travel guides. A local suggested that we take a cable car Dolderbahn to Adlisberg hill. We started from Bürkliplatz, where Lake Zurich meets Limmat River, and took Tram No. 8 to Römerhof, which is a train station. That’s lowest stop of Dolderbahn.

Bürkliplatz

Römerhof

我們看到橘色指標指向左邊就天真的左轉開始走,沒想到是個錯。Dolderbahn的起站就在對街的Römerhof車站裡面,我們跳過一站,默默自己開始爬山。

走了十分鐘後覺得不太對,問了路人小鬼,小鬼解釋了一番之後說,我帶妳們去!心裡一邊想,媽媽有沒有跟你們說遇到陌生人問路不可以幫他帶路,一邊大方接受了小鬼的好意。偶爾路蠻陡,小鬼還不時轉頭看看我們有沒有跟上。

Thinking back, we misunderstood a road sign and took a long route. When we got off the tram at Römerhof, we saw this orange sign pointing left for Dolderbahn. So we turned left, crossed the street and started walking. After a 10-minute walk uphill, we decided to asked for direction to make sure we are heading toward the right way. Two kids were nice enough to offer to show us the way. I was thinking…didn’t your moms tell you not to show strangers the way? And in the meantime, happily accepted their offer.

It turned out that we got off the tram right across the street from the first stop of Dolderbahn, skipped it, and walked up a steep hill to the second stop, Titlisstrasse.

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Dolderbahn

其實沒有什麼驚為天人的市區全景,至少我們沒遇到什麼厲害的觀景地點,但一路亂走看看蘇黎世有錢人豪宅還蠻有趣的。我們經過這戶人家門口,看到快要三分之二個我這麼大的一束花,超級傻眼,在這個貴死人不償命的城市,這麼大一束花應該可以夠我吃好幾天的飯!?

If you are expecting some astonishing view that showcase the entire city of Zurich with perfect foreground and background, then you would probably be disappointed. At least we didn’t find such a spot. Nevertheless, it was a lot of fun to walk around and see rich people’s mansions.

How much would a flower bouquet that big cost in Zurich!?

How much would a flower bouquet that big cost in Zurich!?

路上不時會看到噴泉水池,理論上蘇黎世的自來水都可以喝。

Water fountains here are supposedly potable. There are a ton of fountains around the city. I discovered this interesting blog, Zurich 1200 Fountains: Discovering Zurich, one fountain at a time.

FIFA's headquarters

FIFA’s headquarters

Dolder Grand

Dolder Grand hotel.

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