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Day trip to Northern Switzerland

Semi-serious travelogue of a short trip to Zurich and Schaffhausen, where my compatriots speak a bizarre German dialect, which I’m quite unable to understand, and have totally different food habits…

A way to feel in a little exotic place, just remaining in one’s own small country.

The weather seems to be promising…
The weather seems to be promising…
Somewhere in Switzerland toward Bern…
Somewhere in Switzerland toward Bern…
From the train window...
From the train window...
Someone seems to be totally indifferent to scenery…
Someone seems to be totally indifferent to scenery…
The surrealistic solitary green ball of Schaffhausen…
The surrealistic solitary green ball of Schaffhausen…
Then you look up and see…
Then you look up and see…
The striking figure of the mercenary soldier…
The striking figure of the mercenary soldier…
Overwhelmed by the Town Hall...
Overwhelmed by the Town Hall...
Looking at details is often so intriguing...
Looking at details is often so intriguing...
One of my favourite oriel windows...
One of my favourite oriel windows...
I know it’s not polite to peep inside others’ home…
I know it’s not polite to peep inside others’ home…
The beginning of a little funny story…
The beginning of a little funny story…
Impressive, but maybe a little too much….
Impressive, but maybe a little too much….
Let's look at that a bit closer...
Let's look at that a bit closer...
Memories of a sad time…
Memories of a sad time…
Artistic tribute…
Artistic tribute…
And then we kept on strolling over at random….
And then we kept on strolling over at random….
No advertising, please....
No advertising, please....
How to protect sumptuousness from natural needs of pigeons…
How to protect sumptuousness from natural needs of pigeons…
Another example of the charming old architecture...
Another example of the charming old architecture...
Munot, Munot, Munot....
Munot, Munot, Munot....
Inside the mysterious Munot…
Inside the mysterious Munot…
It’s a little like a labyrinth…
It’s a little like a labyrinth…
There are disquieting presences inside this Munot ….
There are disquieting presences inside this Munot ….
The ramp which will lead us to the top…
The ramp which will lead us to the top…
Just a break to recover my  breath...
Just a break to recover my breath...
Probably climbing up here was worthwhile...
Probably climbing up here was worthwhile...
So this is what you can find on the top of the Munot....
So this is what you can find on the top of the Munot....
There are old guns over here, but nothing to eat…
There are old guns over here, but nothing to eat…
I told him that jumping can only stimulate his appetite…
I told him that jumping can only stimulate his appetite…
Like little doll's houses....
Like little doll's houses....
The sentinel on the top of his fountain looks for grilled sausages…
The sentinel on the top of his fountain looks for grilled sausages…
Time passes...
Time passes...
Mind the dragons!
Mind the dragons!
No sausages here, but probably a drink...
No sausages here, but probably a drink...
I decided to take a rest under the most colourful bow windows…
I decided to take a rest under the most colourful bow windows…
The importance of details...
The importance of details...
The incongruous presence of another omnipresent Mc Donald’s …
The incongruous presence of another omnipresent Mc Donald’s …
It's time to go elsewhere...
It's time to go elsewhere...
Here we are in Stein-am-Rhein!
Here we are in Stein-am-Rhein!
Half-timbered small houses…
Half-timbered small houses…
Ladies & gentlemen, may we introduce you to the Rhine River?
Ladies & gentlemen, may we introduce you to the Rhine River?
The idyllic face of the old river ...
The idyllic face of the old river ...
Look up, look up…the castle of  Hohenklingen!
Look up, look up…the castle of Hohenklingen!
So this is Stein am Rhein…
So this is Stein am Rhein…
How would you feel if you lived in a house which looks like a gigantic wedding cake?
How would you feel if you lived in a house which looks like a gigantic wedding cake?
We have a proverb in Switzerland «  Il faut remettre l’église au milieu du village »…
We have a proverb in Switzerland « Il faut remettre l’église au milieu du village »…
In the main square...
In the main square...
Details of ancient houses….
Details of ancient houses….
Maybe they have sausages of deer here...
Maybe they have sausages of deer here...
The Butcher’s Shop of the village!
The Butcher’s Shop of the village!
Maybe someone else is looking for grilled sausages too...
Maybe someone else is looking for grilled sausages too...
An inviting Hotel sign...
An inviting Hotel sign...
Such a small village...such an impressive Hotel!
Such a small village...such an impressive Hotel!
We always end to the main square...
We always end to the main square...
Oh...a nice perspective...let's go closer!
Oh...a nice perspective...let's go closer!
These decorated bow windows are sumptuous!
These decorated bow windows are sumptuous!
This  fresco is inspired by a legend...
This fresco is inspired by a legend...
No, this is not an ancient version of a fast-food restaurant...
No, this is not an ancient version of a fast-food restaurant...
Hide-and-seek...
Hide-and-seek...
It’s time to leave this fairy tale village…
It’s time to leave this fairy tale village…
The largest waterfall in Europe from the train window.
The largest waterfall in Europe from the train window.
A last quick look at the waterfalls while the train runs away…
A last quick look at the waterfalls while the train runs away…
Zürich railways station, a very busy one…
Zürich railways station, a very busy one…
At long last…The typical grilled sausages!!!!
At long last…The typical grilled sausages!!!!
A short walk over the banks of Limmat a little before sunset.
A short walk over the banks of Limmat a little before sunset.
What a pity that this special hour lasts only 30 minutes...
What a pity that this special hour lasts only 30 minutes...
The twin towers of the Grossmünster
The twin towers of the Grossmünster
What a wonderful  and serene light....
What a wonderful and serene light....
It would be nice to stay here a little longer....
It would be nice to stay here a little longer....
It has been a long day, but someone is still full of energy…apparently!
It has been a long day, but someone is still full of energy…apparently!
Just on time to catch the train...
Just on time to catch the train...