Zurich: Fondue and Rösti



Along with Rivella and Luxembergerli, the third must-try food items on my list was rösti in a traditional Swiss meal. Rösti is a Swiss dish made of coarsely grated potato, shaped into a round patty and pan-fried. It is basically hash brown, Swiss style. The best place to try this dish along with traditional Swiss sausages supposedly would be Zeughauskeller.

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Zurich Delicacies: Luxemburgerli and Chocolate

Luxemburgerli at Confiserie Sprüngli

出發前做功課決定有三樣東西一定要吃/喝到:Rivella, Luxembergerli, 和道地香腸馬鈴薯的瑞士菜。(Rivella遊湖之旅)

Three things made my must-eat list prior to the trip: Rivella, Luxemburgerli, and a meal of Swiss cuisine with some sausage and rösti. A third of the mission was accomplished on the Lake Zurich boat trip where I tried Rivella for the first time. Luckily the rest of my mission also worked out quite well.

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Zurich: Dolderbahn and Adlisberg Hill


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. Continue reading

Zurich: Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich


Prior to the trip I read about this carbonated drink called Rivella. Here’s the wikipedia description: “[Rivella] is produced from milk whey, and therefore includes ingredients such as lactose, lactic acid and minerals.” From this description, I could not imagine what this soda would taste like. I had to try it.

Drinks were provided as we boarded our boat trip on Lake Zurich. While people handed me cans of coke and Sprite, my eyes lit up as I saw bottles of Rivella at the end of the table. Being at the front of a line of more than 1,000 people, we didn’t want to stop the line just to figure out which flavor is which. We randomly grabbed two bottles of Rivella and headed upstairs. Rivalla on a boat trip made my day. Continue reading

Zurich Highlights: One Area, One Street, and Three Churches


蘇黎世市中心貼著蘇黎世湖(Zürichsee)的北端,Limmat River流過市中心,有趣的景點在Limmat River的兩岸。計畫行程大致上只需要知道一個區、一條街和三座教堂 Altstadt, Bahnhofstrasse, Grossmünsterplatz Church, St. Peter’s Church and Fraumünster Church.

The city of Zurich sits on the North side of Lake Zurich which flows into Limmat River in downtown. Most of the architectural highlights situate in both shores of the Limmat River. To get around downtown Zurich, all you need to know are one area, one street and three churches: Altstadt, Bahnhofstrasse, Grossmünsterplatz Church, St. Peter’s Church and Fraumünster Church.  Continue reading