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Old 29.10.2011, 22:59
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

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I have such a mad week Monday to Saturday, I'm quite relieved that there's bugger all to do on a Sunday.

We usually get the small person out of the house and down to the swimming pool or some such but I'd be happy if I could just retire to the sofa and flick through the telly all afternoon with a pot of tea and a pack of biscuits.

Sod the mountain walks and endless searches for an open shop...
Yeah, no little ones (yet) means free time to do some of this stuff.
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Old 29.10.2011, 23:04
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

In November, visit the Bern Onion Market - lots of fun!

Get cheaper tickets to/fro Bern and Zurich using the SBB Supersavers or a Tageskarte ( get one from your Gemeinde early! ).

Zibelemärit (Onion Market) Bern

The visit the Basel Autumn Fair ( Herbstmesse ) 29.10 to 15.11
http://www.messen-maerkte.bs.ch/herbstmesse



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Re: What to do on Sundays?

I'm going to sleep in, make a massive coffee, eat a breakfast that would make a farmer proud, walk over to the Sportenlagen and workout until I drop, consider a nap, and then have a couple stange and watch some US football. all the things that if I still lived in the US I'd never have the time to do on a Sunday.
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Old 29.10.2011, 23:21
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

There's always Netflix....
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

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I always find a bottle of wine, EF and a good book immensely helpful in dulling the pain of nothing to do. If you don't drink, well, maybe a good walk. I do despise enforced recreation but, do as the romans do. Stock up on the vino and enjoy.
I'll second this. I found the Vino to be really pleasant.

Take up skiing for the snow season and sailing for the green season.

Good luck and don't go shopping for food late Saturday afternoon unless you like shopping surrounded by flailing, desperate idiots. I know that sounds a bit strong but after two years I never found anything to contradict that opinion.
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You live close to me, which means you can walk to and then up Uetliberg! Takes about 1.5 to get there and then to the top. Walking up mountains and then eating sausage and wine at the top seems to be the common Sunday activity around here in the fall. Then you walk some more, go home, and then eat some cheese. Swiss Liiiife.
Yes. A agree. I heard that taking the wife 'up the Uetliberg', admiring the 'mountains', 'eating sausage' and then eating some 'cheese' are common Sunday activities. But what should we single folks do?
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Old 30.10.2011, 06:54
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Yes. A agree. I heard that taking the wife 'up the Uetliberg', admiring the 'mountains', 'eating sausage' and then eating some 'cheese' are common Sunday activities. But what should we single folks do?
Make yourself temporarily un-single on Saturday night, of course.
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Old 30.10.2011, 08:54
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Depending on your Gemeinde or Stadt, there will be lots of Vereins ( Associations ) that you can join either as an observing guest or member for a minimal fee. These include sports ( badminton included ), culture / recreation and often an opportunity to participate in the community socially without breaking the bank. Activities are held on weekends, for example, helping in the voluntary work preparation for a major festival and so on.

A cursory Google search yields this.

Or volunteer here.

Now you got me wondering if I could hang out at a voluntary fire or police brigade and work on my Swiss German while enriching my life with some community service.
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Old 30.10.2011, 08:55
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Now you got me wondering if I could hang out at a voluntary fire or police brigade and work on my Swiss German while enriching my life with some community service.
It is an excellent opportunity to pick up and practice German / Swiss German. Joining Vereins is also viewed by authorities as a positive step towards integration.
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Old 30.10.2011, 10:11
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Sundays in my house generally currently involve this and this.

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Old 30.10.2011, 10:20
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

A lot of locals I know use Sundays to get out into nature and/or the mountains with the family...It's a nice habit to indulge in if only once a week
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

It’s funny how a few years in Switzerland can change your perspective. It used to be that I complained about the fact that everything was closed on a Sunday. I gradually became accustomed to the slower pace of Swiss life and began to juggle my timetable to accommodate it. Now I find that there’s not enough time on a Sunday to squeeze in everything I want to.

I was aiming for a few extra hours in bed this morning, but my four-legged friends made sure that wasn’t going to happen. So out of bed reasonably early, an hour with the Sunday papers and a mug of tea, then down to the gym for a couple of hours. Nice home-cooked lunch and a leisurely coffee afterwards, clear out a little of the mail that’s been building up all week, do a little laundry (yes, we have our own machine and can therefore indulge in this guilty pleasure even on the day of rest) and next thing I know, it’s 4pm. Looking at the beautiful autumn weather, we’d hoped to squeeze in a few hours of walking in the forest today as well, but the early sunsets these days mean that it’s not going to happen. Something for next weekend, I suppose.

Back into the kitchen in a little while to get started on dinner, maybe an aperitif and, weather permitting, a fire in the fireplace to relax beside as dinner cooks… then onto a nice dinner, watch a film, and like that….the weekend is gone!

I can’t remember the last time I was bored on a Sunday. It has been months, if not years. I think I’m getting the hang of this Swiss thing.
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A lot of locals I know use Sundays to get out into nature and/or the mountains with the family...It's a nice habit to indulge in if only once a week

if they do that, they must rise up really early and leave the cities before 9am, because i dont see human or animal outside during sundays (after my waking up at 9am) which make me feel everybody just sits at home and watch tv
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Get a Tageskarte ( SBB or Gemeinde variant min CHF40 ) and travel all around your heart´s content on Sundays, including taking a ride(s) on many Postauto routes, EF events across the Cantons or simply treat yourself by walking around the Rhine Falls, SH.
hey , can you tell me more about this offer ? so its valid only on sundays all of switzerland ?
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Old 13.11.2011, 17:49
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Well, today I worked for a few hours (at work), then we went to my in-laws' grave, then we went to look for mushrooms (found a couple, should be more in the next days), now I'm organizing dinner.

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Re: What to do on Sundays?

The Gemeindetageskarte is valid for one day (not only at sundays), cost up to 46 sfr, you can use it for the complete sbb, postbuses, some private railways.
Here in Zurich there is only one place the buy them:
The Pavillion Urania (http://www.evergreens.ch/kiosk.htm)
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Hi,

I just arrived in Zurich three weeks ago, it is Saturday evening, and I can feel that I will be spectacularly bored every Sunday from now on unless I find something to do.

What can I do on Sundays?

I used to play Badminton years ago but cannot find many Badminton clubs around here (Albisriederplatz). Furthermore, I have no one to play with. I'd need a course or something.

I checked out Chess clubs but they all meet during the week (when I work). I checked out language schools (French) but they don't even tell you when they are open.

Any ideas what I can do Sundays apart from walking around aimlessly or sitting in the flat?

Ideally I need to find a group of people similarly disinterested in anything but meeting on Sundays for a few hours to do something (other than drinking).

Any takers?
My dear late mother was very fond of telling me what her grandmother once taught her.

"Only boring people can be bored".
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if you like dogs you coudl go to a shelter and take one for a really nice walk?
you could meet up and go for walks with someone who has a dog ?
You could hop on atrain and just drive through switzerland ...
You could organize a club for lonely people to meet for walks
where do you live?
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if you like dogs you coudl go to a shelter and take one for a really nice walk?
you could meet up and go for walks with someone who has a dog ?
You could hop on atrain and just drive through switzerland ...
You could organize a club for lonely people to meet for walks
where do you live?
Cheers
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I can borrow dogs from shelters? Didn't know that! That's cool. I'll contact a shelter. (But don't they put them down after a while and won't that mean that I will find my dog I walked dead at some point?)

Albisriederplatz.
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