Friday, October 25, 2013
Top Sites to See in Zurich, Switzerland
Grossmunster: The Grossmunster ("great minster") is a Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zurich, Switzerland.
Blindekuh: Enjoy the pleasures of the palate in complete darkness. Allow yourself to be led by senses other than sight. Trust your nose, your mouth, your ears and your hands. You'll be amazed. Who said we eat with our eyes? This is the world of our blind and partially-sighted service team, who are on hand to guide you through this sensuous adventure.
Zurich Toy Museum: This collection of European playthings from the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century is found in one of the oldest corners of Zurich. Toys that mirror in miniature the life of the respective eras: Trains and steam engines bear witness to the technical revolution, dolls and their costumes illustrate fashion trends, doll houses show the domestic life of earlier generations. Pewter figures, antique games, wooden toys, children's books, stoves - everything that belongs to the theme of toys is found in this museum
Swiss National Museum: High quality objects from renowned museums reflect the symbolism of real and mythical creatures in European cultural history from antiquity up to the modern ages. The serpent and the Fall of Man, Saint George and the dragon, Samson and the lion, the sirens with their seductive singing – animals and mythical creatures assume human strengths and weaknesses in myths and legends. They embody courage, power and fertility, seduce with conviction and represent cunning and guile. Eagles, lions, horses, deer, fish, snakes and their transformation into mythical creatures such as dragons, griffins, sphinxes, centaurs, unicorns and sirens form the focal point and invite the observer on a voyage of discovery of myths often originating in antiquity.
Beyer Museum of Time: The museum contains chronological instruments dating from 1400 BC right up to the present day - shadow sticks, sundials, oil clocks, hourglasses, water clocks, grandfather clocks, table clocks, pocket watches, wristwatches, and scientific and navigation chronometers. The collection is arranged chronologically and currently ends with two cutting-edge quartz instruments, both from Patek Philippe - a central quartz clock that is accurate to within a thousandth of a second a day, and a quartz watch that checks the time once every second via a wireless connection to the atomic clock in Neuchâtel and is accurate to within a millionth of a second!Travel to Switzerland with Celtic Tours World Vacations