Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, 11 September 2008: Zürich

Yesterday: Rothaus

The train left at 9:42 this morning, a little earlier than most days this week.

Basel SBB is an old-school train station

I wanted to get an early start at TurbinenBräu, because they close at 2:30 in the afternoon. I got there just after they opened at 11:00.

TurbinenBräu, Zürich, Switzerland (poorly stitched)

The beer garden, restaurant, and bar TurbinenHalle is in the alley east of the brewery building

The bar at TurbinenHalle

The brewhouse at TurbinenBräu is rather more automated than mine

Things are expensive in Zürich. These four beers alone — 0.3 liters each — totalled CHF 19.80 ($17.50):

TurbinenBräu Gold Sprint Spezial

TurbinenBräu Start

TurbinenBräu Weizen

TurbinenBräu Rekord

If the Start hadn't been so fizzy and filling, I would have had another Sprint, but a big plate of Teigwaren mit Kalbfleisch for lunch was all I needed. That, and a double espresso for the walk back to the train station.

The train back to Basel passed the spectacular Feldschlösschen brewery in Rheinfelden.

Feldschlösschen, Rheinfelden, Switzerland

Tours there require advance reservations, so maybe I'll check them out next time.

Tomorrow: Luzern

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