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For our winter school holidays ski trip to Switzerland we flew into Geneva and out of Zurich. This gave us the opportunity to see a little bit of a French-speaking and a German-speaking Swiss city.
We stayed in the comfortable Inside Five City Apartments on Motorenstrasse. We chose it because it offered 3 beds (so our children didn’t have to share a bed or even worse a sofa bed), it was affordable, it has a kitchen and it was within walking distance of the central railway station so we could easily get to the airport the next morning.
The train ride from Grindelwald to Zurich was easy. We caught 4 trains and managed to get seats on 3 of those trains. We waited no more than 6 minutes between trains at each change and the SBB app allowed us to plan the route and know what station and platform to change trains.
We took a stroll around Zurich to the NW of the lake. There’s a lot of street art and graffiti, litter and people around using the public spaces. The skate park beside the river is popular.
After visiting two parks we re-crossed the river and came across a public art workshop that was vibrant and very cool with a bar next door. I would have loved to enjoy a warm drink at the bar and watch the artists at work but parents often don’t get to do such decadent things!