This week, was the first week of my spring holidays, and it was hectic.
On Monday, I went to Zurich where I met Olivia, another exchange student from Australia who kindly took me on a tour around.
We walked the main shopping street. Surrounded by green, it was a nice and casual walk
After that we went to the Fraummünster and later the Grossmünster, the large church of Zurich.
The organ of the Fraumünster.
The isles of the Grossmünster lead to a door where we could go to the roof of the Grossmünster. After several flights of stares, we reached the roof where we could see all of Zurich.
The next day, my host mother took me to Bern, the capitol of Switzerland.
It had a much older look than Zurich, which I liked. There are little doors on the floor which to the untrained eye look like storage basements. However most of there were shops and boutiques, like this one.
We visited the parliament house, epicness.
While walking along the streets of Bern, we bumped into Albert Einstein’s apartment, which had become converted into a small museum.
That Friday, I met another Australian exchange student, Izzy who took me around Lucerne. It was Good Friday, so all the main shops where closed. However, most of the tourist attractions were still open.
The iconic, old bridge looked awesome in real life.
We visited the majestic lion monument and the park next to it.
The park had glacier remains which was cool, but much cooler was the mirror maze attraction next to it.
After that for some reason, we decided to go to Fribourg, only about an hour train trip away.
The town had an even older feel to Bern. The Church reminded me of one of the towers from the Lord of the Rings.
Inside they were doing the Good Friday Service.
We explored the town which had a kind of medieval vibe to it.
That was pretty much what happened on my 13th week on exchange. It was intense and I still have a long way to go, it its still going strong.