Frohe Weihnachten

23.12.2016 – 26.12.2016

Parker’s parents, Jeff and Cyndi Roth, joined us for a Swiss Christmas this year. It was a treat to have visitors from back home. We had to brush up on our tour-guide skills in order to show these two around. It was a very special first Christmas in our new home. We have much to be thankful for during this joyous season of Christmas.

–Weihnachten in Zürich–

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Running on little sleep, we took the Roths around the city right away to help keep them awake and fight jet lag! Lake Zürich behind us
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Glühwein at the Zürcher Wienachtsdorf (Zürich Christmas Market)
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Singing Christmas Tree
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Dinner at Zeughauskeller – an old armory [built in 1487!!] turned into a restaurant serving a variety of traditional Swiss dishes
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Fondue lunch at Felsenegg – oh so ooey gooey
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Felsenegg requires riding a gondola to the top for their delicious food and gorgeous views
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Making bierocks for dinner while we watched “White Christmas” and enjoyed Glühwein (are you noticing a theme? They are ALL about Glühwein in this part of the world)
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Christmas morning mass at our local German-speaking church. We sang “Silent Night” in German at the end of mass which was really beautiful.
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Christmas Brunch = Banana flaxseed pancakes and “Jello shots for Jesus!” (in keeping with the tradition of our San Francisco framily)
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Finally, we went for a super traditional Swiss meal for our Christmas dinner: Zürcher Geschnetzeltes with rösti (Sliced veal and mushrooms in a cream sauce served over a special Swiss hashbrowns)

–An Afternoon in Luzern–

Lucerne is a short hour train ride away from Zürich. We spent an afternoon exploring this beautiful city and the Swiss Transportation Museum located here.

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Mt. Pilatus in the background

Verkehrshaus [Swiss Museum of Transportation]

This museum boasts trains, planes, boats, cars, and more! We felt it was well worth a visit.

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Scaled representation of the Gotthard Tunnel [the world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel running through the Alps]

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