Our train from Lyon to Zurich took quite a spectacular scenic route via Geneva, with the lakes and snow-capped mountain peaks making for some quality photo opps. We made it to Zurich early with the aim of having a good look around that afternoon, as we only had the one night there thanks to its much higher accommodation prices than anywhere else thus far.
In the city the price difference with everything else was immediately obvious too, for example, a Big Mac Meal at McDonalds would set you back about A$13 while one simple pub was promoting its schnitzel and chips for JUST A$35. Luckily the supermarket seemed reasonable enough and had a range of food options that left other countries for dead.
We picked up a map that gave us a decent little walking tour of the city where we saw, apparently, Europe's largest clockface, Lake Zuroch, the wealthy business and banking district, and some other monuments and bar/resturant/shopping areas. We also figured that with all the money in Zurich, there seems to be a certain abundance of escort agencies, with their advertisments gracing every second (yes, every second) page of the tourism guide we picked up.
After a long day of trains and walking we crashed early, ready to be up and on the rails again the next day to Augsburg, Germany.