We are at the point in our life when traveling we don’t enjoy getting off one eight-hour flight just to get on another one. If we don’t have to, we don’t. So we didn’t.
On our way to South Africa, we paused and spent three nights in Zürich. Days, too. It’s amazing how much of a city you can see when with the proper motivation. In our case, not knowing if we would ever have a chance to visit Zürich again. When choosing a place to visit, there is the “that was nice, let’s go back” vs. the “that was nice, where haven’t we been yet” discussion. We work hard to see as much as we can assuming we might not be back.
The Swiss National Museum was a good use of out time. Lots to see and much of it in my (our?) area of interests. The main floor has a collection of medieval wood carvings and altar retables:
First floor has paintings and sculpture, fashion and textiles, technology and traditions and metals.
The second floor is largely furnishings and interiors.
And speaking of icons:
If a trip to Zürich is not in your immediate future, you can look at my pictures HERE.