One always thinks there will be time for things, and in the end, there is not quite enough time. I feel as though we did not squander time this year and saw an amazing amount of sights and cities and natural beauty, but as we went along, our list of must-sees kept growing. Like Sisyphys with that rock.
If we do come back to Zürich for our next sabbatical, I think I would like to spend more time in the German-speaking parts of Europe and explore them in more depth. We hardly touched Austria, and I would love to spend much more time there. We only really saw Munich, Berlin and a bit of the Black Forest in Germany (and we can’t forget Wuppertal!).
Here is the beginning of my list for what I would like to see in Switzerland that we did not get to this year. This list is not exhaustive!
The rubber duck race on the Limmat River
More museums (after we’ve recovered from this year of museums)
Other museums outside of Zürich
Tinguely in Basel
Technorama in Wintertur
Transportation Museum in Luzern
Rozengart Collection in Luzern
Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern
The Glacier Express, or other classic train travel.
Aletsch Glacier. Read about the adventures of the Two Small Potatoes there.
Lugano and Locarno in Ticino
Klangweg – a hiking trail with musical instruments along the way
That seems a good start to a list, no?