By Ed Wetschler
It's a good thing Zurich is such a swell town: If you're a world traveler, you inevitably spend time here. For starters, its airport and railroad hubs make it a gateway to other places in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, and the Austrian Alps, which — trust me –are much closer to Zurich than to Vienna. Moreover, Zurich itself is a major financial/educational/cultural center.
Zurich's Old Town. Photo by Ed Wetschler.
So even if Zurich isn't your primary destination, you might spend a day there shaking the jet lag before continuing elsewhere by train. Or you may have a morning return flight, so you'll get back to Zurich the day before. Or there's a layover in Zurich between your morning arrival from JFK and your afternoon departure for, say, India.
What to do with that day or half day? Here's your game plan: