We headed back down to the train station because it was time to go back to the city.
This restaurant area is referred to as "the Riviera" by locals. It has only been pedestrianized relatively recently.
Ah, here's the train station.
In any case, yes the weather has been highly unusual this year. The temperature was about the same as in Paris (5° or so) when it should have been much colder. The Zürichsee is often at least partially frozen over in the middle of winter with some areas turned into a skating rink. Not this year!
Luckily, the next day we had a more ambitious excursion planned to see the mountains better, but that will be a different report.
I am so glad your friends insisted you pay a visit to the Goldapfel! I am a bit curious why the name is half English/half German....or Swiss....I thought it would spelled "Goudapfel" or maybe that is too Dutch!?
Gold is the German word for Gold so .... same spelling as in English.
Fantastic report K - I don't have much time anymore to check out all the wonderful threads on here but I am so glad that this was the first one I picked having a little lull in my day today!
Makes me a little sad too as we just nixed our plans to visit Germany this fall due to my husbands health challenges. The inside splendor of the Abbey reminds me of the one in Ottobeuren which I wanted to show to the Cowboy. Oh well - at least I can still dream of all these beautiful places reading the reports here. THANKS !!!!