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is it just me or do you really not love switzerland on sundays, there's never anything todo, and all the shops are closed -_- thats where it should bemore like enlgand.
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Old 27.03.2011, 11:12
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Re: Sundays

I love Sunday's as I can't shop

Whenever I go to the UK it shocks me to see that people spend their Sunday's shopping. Dragging kids around shops Saturday and Sunday. I love seeing families on a Sunday here going for walks spending Sunday's relaxing and having family time. It's great. England could do with being a bit more like Switzerland.

I shall admit to feeling as you do when I first arrived but Switzerland thankfully cured my shopping addictions

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Old 27.03.2011, 11:14
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Re: Sundays

Sundays in Switzerland are for going to the mountains.

I hate Saturdays, because I have to shop
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Sundays in Switzerland are for going to the mountains.

I hate Saturdays, because I have to shop
and for going to the lake(s), particularily between May and September. More so if the weather is acceptable. If not you rather go downtown, take a seat in a café (Odeon for example, or another one all along the Limmatquai), and enjoy life !
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i've been here 8 months haha and i still havn't cured my shopping addiction aha
and yeah i do suppose it should be a family day, but not having children of my own, shopping is the next thing todo ahah
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i've been here 8 months haha and i still havn't cured my shopping addiction aha
and yeah i do suppose it should be a family day, but not having children of my own, shopping is the next thing todo ahah
But what is your problem really ? There are direct S-Bahn links from Brugg to Zürich HB and Zürich-Stadelhofen with quite many shops at your disposal. Admittedly not the full range but really quite a choice
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Re: Sundays

I have to agree with Nicky on this one, when we first arrived here I hated sundays because I thought there was nothing to do especially with the two kids but I found that if you look hard enough there is always something to do rain or shine. Just because the shops are shut doesnt mean everything is. My girls thourghly enjoy going to the natural history museum on a sunday and it is so relaxed, the zoo is open on a sunday the botanical gardens are fab ( even in the rain). Like I said if you look hard enough there is plenty to keep you occupied on a sunday. We love sundays now.
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Old 27.03.2011, 11:19
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Re: Sundays

England is England and Switzerland is Switzerland. If both countries were the same, then life wouldn't be so colourful.
You just need to adapt to your current situation and environment, and look for alternatives, other than retail. The emphasis is more on relaxation and socialising.

See the following thread, along similar lines for more of an insight to the Swiss Sunday. Some post make references to specific activities in the Fribourg region, but many are just general observations and suggestions.

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See the following thread, along similar lines for more of an insight to the Swiss Sunday. Some post make references to specific activities in the Fribourg region, but many are just general observations and suggestions.

What to do on Sundays??
Thanks, TiMow -- that's exactly the thread I was going to search for!

It's a nice day outside, so if you'll excuse me, I'm going for a walk...
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Sunday is the day you go to church
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Re: Sundays

but i'm not religious -_- and don't plan to change that, so sundays are ment for relaxing but after an hour of that i'm bored, and please bare in mind i'm a student so i don't have children or family here, so family outings arn't my thing aha
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but i'm not religious -_- and don't plan to change that, so sundays are ment for relaxing but after an hour of that i'm bored, and please bare in mind i'm a student so i don't have children or family here, so family outings arn't my thing aha
Sunday's are made for students and student capers.
$tudents supposedly have no spare money - what could be better, than all the shops being closed?
After 8 mths. you must know fellow students, that you can get together with, and find something to enjoy together for free?
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but i'm not religious -_- and don't plan to change that, so sundays are ment for relaxing but after an hour of that i'm bored, and please bare in mind i'm a student so i don't have children or family here, so family outings arn't my thing aha
Neither am I and I don't have family or children. But this is Switzerland, I am not even allowed to do laundry even if no one is using the machines.
Usually I clean the apartment (or should be....) and go for long walks in the city. Not sure what is there to do in Brugg but I am sure even going for walks you will learn something new about the place.
The weather doesn't seem that bad, I might go for a walk (wander around) after cooking breakfast/tea/lunch and cleaning the kitchen .
If nothing there is always world of warcraft .
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but i'm not religious -_- and don't plan to change that, so sundays are ment for relaxing but after an hour of that i'm bored, and please bare in mind i'm a student so i don't have children or family here, so family outings arn't my thing aha
Just because you are a sudent and dont have kids or family doesnt mean you cant go for a walk in the botanical gardens or enjoy a day at the museum, or get a hobby. I know plenty of single people who make their sundays fab by doing things like i have suggested. If you try a bit harder you will see it isnt as boring as you think.
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but i'm not religious -_- and don't plan to change that, so sundays are ment for relaxing but after an hour of that i'm bored, and please bare in mind i'm a student so i don't have children or family here, so family outings arn't my thing aha
err you're a student and you're not drinking? Hell, sunday sessions are the most famous drinking days in the week. Do what needs to be done in the morning then round up some friends and head to a pub (which are not closed on sundays btw).

I'm heading to El lokal this arvo for this exact same reason
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but i'm not religious -_- and don't plan to change that, so sundays are ment for relaxing but after an hour of that i'm bored, and please bare in mind i'm a student so i don't have children or family here, so family outings arn't my thing aha
Relaxing ? What are you doing for relaxing ? Reading the Sunday Newspaper(s) ? Go to a Pub ? Read some book ? Watch TV ? Listen to some music ? Going into an internet forum ?
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.... there's never anything todo, ...
On the contrary, there is so much to do there's not enough Sundays to fit it all in .
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is it just me or do you really not love switzerland on sundays, there's never anything todo, and all the shops are closed -_- thats where it should bemore like enlgand.
Just to have it mentioned, I remember a London, where all shops were closed on Sunday (for example autumn 1972). I remember a London when only some "ethnic" (Arab, Indian, Chinese) shops were open on Sunday. And this was up into the 1990ies. Most shocking was that pubs outside downtown already closed at 11pm while midnight had been closing time in Zurich since WWII . And nights. When you in places like Athens and Paris could eat out almost throughout the night, London was fast asleep.

I at the other hand remember when the first full service shop, the Coop in Basel across from Basel-SBB became open on all Sundays. And I remember the complicated struggle of the shops to have open at the rail-stations HB, Enge and Stadelhofen. And I remember those times at Zurich-Airport when the only shops open landside were the news-shop and the pharmacy. In the 70ies and 80ies, petrol stations here only sold motor-car related stuff and some chocolates.

Liberalisations need time, lots of time. And even more time in rural areas.
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Agree about the pubs. I remember in 2003 going to watch Richard III at the Globe and afterwards (about 11pm) looking for a pub or bar to go for a nightcap. No dice. The licensing hours were introduced as an "emergency measure" in WWI.

IT took 80 years or so to have them repealed again, in the face of HUGE opposition from Christian groups (which I find strange as consumption of wine forms part of one of the most important ceremonies in the religion).

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is it just me or do you really not love switzerland on sundays, there's never anything todo, and all the shops are closed -_- thats where it should bemore like enlgand.
God forbid. If this was like the UK, Sundays would see the streets littered with comatose drinkers and vomit slicks.
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