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Zurich, Our Final Stop in Switzerland

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11 hours - that's the total number of hours it took us to get from Zermatt to Zurich. From Zermatt to St. Moritz, it took almost 8 hours with Glacier Express, the world's slowest express train and then, we continued by taking another train from St. Moritz to Zurich. What an extremely long day we had, but I'm glad we made it to Zurich in one piece. 

We arrived at Zurich Hauptbahnhof (HB) which is the main railway station that serve suburban (S-Bahn), regional (RE) and long distance trains (IR, IC and ICN) to other part of European countries such as Germany, France and etc. There are even trams situated outside the main station that cover almost the entire city. 

#2: Trams in Zurich 

Ibis Budget Zurich City West
Date Stayed: 4 May - 6 May 2022 (2 nights) 
Room Rate: RM945 for double bed room (Booked from Agoda) 
Nearest Tram Station: Technopark under Line 4

#3: Our stay in Zurich - Ibis Budget Zurich City West. Small and compact but comfortable and convenient

Because we're only in Zurich like one-and-a-half day, therefore we narrowed down few list of things we're really interested to do and see in Switzerland's largest city. 

A trip to Switzerland is incomplete without visiting any of chocolate factories simply because Switzerland is famous for its creamy and high-quality Swiss Chocolate. 

1) House of Läderach in Bilten 
Before embarking to Switzerland, I came across that many people who have been to Switzerland before kept praising about this Läderach. We even bought some to try when we're in Lucerne and turned out, it's indeed incredibly good. 

Though the journey from Zurich to House of Läderach takes more than an hour by train, but it's really worth, especially for the chocolate lovers like my husband. The self-tour costs CHF5 (we didn't do any prebook, we just walked in) and we're given a lanyard with a small spoon for chocolate tasting at the chocolate fountain, a small piece of chocolate and a gift voucher of CHF5 which can be redeemed at the gift shop or the cafe. Definitely worth it.  

#4: House of Läderach in Bilten 

#5: Gigantic chocolate fountain where you can do chocolate testing on the white, milk or dark chocolate by using the complimentary small spoon given earlier. 

#6: We even dropby at their cafe after our self-tour. Believe it or not, this is my first dessert throughout my Switzerland trip. 

How To Get To House of Läderach in Bilten:
From Zurich Hauptbahnhof (HB), catch the train to Ziegelbrücke. Then further by bus 524 to Bilten. Finally, 5 minutes on foot to the House of Läderach.
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm daily and closed on Christmas Day. 

2) Lindt - Home of Chocolate 
Another chocolate museum not to be missed in Zurich where it's easily reachable by bus and train. And I believe this chocolate needs no introduction as it can be easily spot at anywhere - be it at the airport, souvenir shop, supermarket and more. 

However, we didn't intend to do any chocolate tour here as we just did one earlier in House of Läderach. Therefore, we spent most of our time (as well as our money too) at their shop, which claimed to be the largest chocolate shop not just in Switzerland but in the world too. I have to admit that I was more attracted to its colourful packaging. 

#7: Lindt - Home of Chocolate

#8: Over nine meters tall chocolate fountain with 1,500kg of chocolate flowing through it  

How To Get To Lindt - Home of Chocolate:
From Zurich Hauptbahnhof (HB), catch the train to Kilchberg ZH. Then 9-10 minutes on foot to Lindt - Home of Chocolate.
Opening Hours: For more info, you can check our their official website here

3) Exploring the city of Zurich 
Since our flight was scheduled to depart in the evening, we still have extra spare of hours to spend by exploring around the Zurich city centre on our last day.

#9: Lake Zurich 
#10: Limmat River Waterfront 

#11: St. Peter, one of the four main churches of the old town of Zurich 

#12: Lindenhof, where you can get a bird's eye view of Zurich Old Town 

#13: Altstadt (Old Town of Zurich)

#14: Altstadt (Old Town of Zurich)

4) Half day trip to Vaduz of Liechtenstein 
We even managed to do a half-day trip to the capital city of Liechtenstein, Vaduz from Zurich as this route is covered under Swiss Travel Pass. I will blog and share more in the next upcoming post. 

#15: Vaduz, the capital city of Liechtenstein 

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