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Published: January 16th 2011
The Main Entrance to the Zurich Train Station
Nancy braved the cold elements to get this photo.
It is cold here!
The train arrived on schedule in Zurich, our first transfer point on our way to Spain. The station has the appearance of many European train stations in large cities; the high curved cast iron supported domed ceilings covering multiple tracks that end inside the station. There is no pulling into one end of the station and the leaving through the other end. Prague's main station is different in that the tracks go through the domed portion of the station and continue on to other cities through the other end.
We got off the train and were greeted by cold air ... I mean cold air. We walked quickly to get into the station where it would be warm. After all it would be warm in the station, right? Wrong. It was cold! There are no doors to close and keep the cold outside. The entrances and exits are all OPEN to the heat of summer and the cold of winter. My feeling is that it is colder in the winter than it is hot in the summer in Zurich.
What we did see was a beautiful Christmas exhibit at the far end of the
Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree
This display really knocks your eyes out.
station. Since it was SO lovely and we had on all our winter gear -coats, hats, gloves, etc. - we took many pictures and said OH and AH at the lovely things we saw.
We had about a three and a half layover in Zurich. Interestingly the always on time Swiss trains
didn't work out today. The train we were to ride from Zurich to Milan was late. To make up for lost time we had to board a different train in Zurich, ride it for thirty or forty minutes to a village. There we got off the train, walked across the platform and got on the train bound for Milan.
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