Crossing the Quaibrücke

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 0 Comments

Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels

Crossing the Quaibrücke

Last night, the TV series I was hooked up with showed some extra awesome views from the San Fran Bridge. Right there and then, I wanted to cross it. Yes, that good of a view. Have you ever thought about it? Why do bridges have to look so tremendously ostentatious? Maybe, it’s the incredible size and how it serves both as function and luxury to a place. But what if it looks like the Quaibrücke? A road bridge that has a different kind of incredibility – definitely, a must do experience when in Zurich.

Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels

How to get to the Quaibrücke in Zurich

Positioned in Zurich between Bellevue and Bürkliplatz, this wide steel composite bridge is where all of the city’s transportation action is. There’s a walkway for people who’d like to enjoy the leisure and view of the city, and there’s a tramway for trams to go back and forth from every direction around this bridge. The bridge is more on the short and stout kind of passage – it doesn’t have any huge towering harnesses and upward steel connections. Instead, its low keyed, decorated with simplistic stones, which I think works well for its charm. The best way to go here is definitely by foot, during late afternoons when dusk is slowly working its magic across area. It’s a postcard-ready kind of scene.

Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels

How to get to the Quaibrücke in Zurich

Crossing the Quaibrücke is the utmost validation that you are experiencing Zurich. The atmosphere is attractive from this standpoint, as I see the different kinds of life moving around this busy bridge. Peeping down, I see swans. Peeping forward, I see the most spectacular view of yachts, churches, and bridges. Peeping in reverse, I see how Zurich defines busy – I see cars, trams, and beautiful people nonchalantly walking, resting, eating, and seeing the place too. It’s the easiest spot to enjoy real-time history unfold right before thy eyes: people-watching.

Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels
Crossing-the-Quaibrücke-Zurich-|-The-Expat-Life-Of-Budget-Travels

Quaibrücke Favorites

There are different kinds of bridges that bring out different kinds of passions. For most, it’s adrenaline, or connection, or purpose, or luxury. For Quaibrücke, it’s more of a personal connection with Zurich. It’s a different kind of tremendous ostentatiousness, not in size, but in experience.  It bridges people and the rest of Zurich’s beautiful sight together.


[SWITZERLAND TRAVEL] Read the rest of Explore Switzerland Travel Blog Series:
Anti-Bread Allergy at Kleiner Café
Crossing the Quaibrücke
Face off with the Fraumünster
Go Back in Time with Kirche St Peter
Grossmünster: The Unsurpassed View of Zurich
How to Dump a Beautiful City
In the Middle of Swiss and Stars
Profanity Obsession in Limmatquai
Royal Döner: Why Try Turkish in Swiss
Stop and Stare at Starbucks Zürich
Switzerland Travel Video
The Best Things in Zürich, Switzerland
The Truth about the Gates of Hell
Year End Wrap Up: 12 Highlights of 2013
















Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

For invites, reviews, or collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

0 Wandering Thoughts:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...