Ahh, Jet d’eau. It’s an iconic site in Switzerland, almost synonymous with the mention of Geneva. And it is beautiful. But, there are so many more incredible things to do in Geneva.
Geneva is a city like no other; an international hub with something for everyone, from history, architecture, and politics to music, food, and art—and even particle physics.
Fondue was invented as a way to use stale bread and aged cheese in the cold winter months, when fresh produce was unavailable. It is now one of the most recognized Swiss dishes and quite possibly the most delicious.
If you aren't immediately sold on Zurich just by its quaint cobbled streets of the Old Town (Altstadt), then head over to the trendy Kreis 5 district or take a boat ride on the picturesque lake. The "things to do" in this Swiss city are plentiful, and here is just a taste.
A few hours from the city of Zurich and at an altitude of 3454 meters lies Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. It is also a popular Alpine viewing point, located in between the mountains Mönch and Jungfrau, in the heart of the UNESCO protected Jungfrau-Aletsch area of the Swiss Alps.
This year was going to be different, Viking River Cruises and my traveling friend Cacinda of Points and Travel invited me to cruise along the Rhine River to visit festive European cities and almost a dozen Christmas markets throughout Germany, France and the Netherlands. Plus, we'd have time to sneak one special market in before our embarkation in the town of Basel, Switzerland.
There are over 1200 unique fountains located around Zurich, Switzerland most of which spew drinkable water 24 hours a day.
Swiss Chuchi is a well-known eatery in Zurich that specializes in traditional Switzerland style food, including a tasty fondue.
I had just written about my bucket list adventures to Spain, France and Galapagos when two more opportunities came my way; Switzerland and Tuscany, Italy.