After our train layover in Milan, we took a train to Zurich. Our previous two trains had been really nice and comfortable—we even magically ended up in first class on our ride from Rome to Florence—but this train to Zurich was kind of miserable. Our seats were at the edge of our carriage, and people were constantly walking through the doors to use the bathroom. It was also the squeakiest vehicle I’ve ever ridden in. Plus, there was no AC and the air was stifling and hot. But besides the inside of the car not being super fun, the views of Lugano and Como and some other Swiss towns were pretty spectacular.
After we got settled at our Airbnb, we walked a few blocks to a popular, cheap bratwurst place called Sternen Grill. “Cheap” in Zurich means one bratwurst, plus mustard and a slice of bread is 7 CHF (Swiss francs—or about $7.75). I must admit that the brats were delicious, though I wasn’t a fan of the mustard that came with it, which was basically straight up horse radish. We had fun sitting on the edge of Lake Zurich, eating our cheap brats, and feeding a few breadcrumbs to the swans.
|Our 7 CHF meal.