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What to do on Sundays?

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?
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Well, you could start off by learning to search on EF to see what others do. You could read through this Thread on 'Sundays' which is in Complaints Corner. After that you could go out for a walk in the sun and see the autumn colours of the leaves on the trees...

I expect I'll spend some of the day on here, just checking on the spammers...
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Why do you want to learn french when you're in Zurich? Is german no issue?

you can go to Lindenhof and play some outdoor chess up there...

Go out and talk to people would be an idea too, i guess... and then get back here and tell us about your experience...
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Sundays are when I usually get my binoculars and spy on my neighbors.
or I do some rogue loads of laundry.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Can't go shopping either... poor little soul.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Hello
Click on the events (4th from the left on the menu)
If you enjoy sports, there's hiking and 2 different football games tomorrow.

I've also heard that the Thursday drinks at the Viadukt are lots of fun.
Lucky you there's always lots of stuff going on in Zurich
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

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.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Or simply start a lonely hearts coffee morning?

Click on: Events -> Social events -> Start new event and add your favourite café/meeting point, and time
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Well, you could start off by learning to search on EF to see what others do. You could read through this Thread on 'Sundays' which is in Complaints Corner. After that you could go out for a walk in the sun and see the autumn colours of the leaves on the trees...
I live in Badenerstrasse around Albisriederplatz, not a nice spot for long walks... Thanks. I'll check out the Sundays things.

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Why do you want to learn french when you're in Zurich? Is german no issue?

you can go to Lindenhof and play some outdoor chess up there...

Go out and talk to people would be an idea too, i guess... and then get back here and tell us about your experience...
Thanks.

No, German is no issue. Most people around here are migrant workers from Turkey.

I'll try to find that chess thing.

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Sundays are when I usually get my binoculars and spy on my neighbors.
or I do some rogue loads of laundry.
My neighbours are boring. :-)

I guess the laundry is a good idea.

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Click on the events (4th from the left on the menu)
If you enjoy sports, there's hiking and 2 different football games tomorrow.

I've also heard that the Thursday drinks at the Viadukt are lots of fun.
Lucky you there's always lots of stuff going on in Zurich
Hey, the non-contact Football thing looks excellent.

I just fought a cold and therefor wouldn't want to play outside just now, but GENERALLY that sounds like something I want to do. I'll monitor the calendar and sign up in the future.

Thanks! You guys made a the prospect of a series of boring Sundays into just one boring Sunday! That's worth a lot.

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Re: What to do on Sundays?

What? You mean you dont go to the Airport every Sunday? I thought thats what everyone did?
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Stay at home and relax, life is too fast paced other days, read a book, get a playstation etc
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Stay at home and relax, life is too fast paced other days, read a book, get a playstation etc
I already do the relaxing thing Saturdays. I have a portable Nintendo time waster. I'll collect my Nintendo Wii from Ireland soon.

But I think I might waste too much time on my own if I don't go out.

I'll try reading books, slow-paced activities are not was wasteful.

It's difficult getting used to a new life! Just two months ago I was sitting in Dublin and had never heard of the place I work for now.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

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.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

Just go for it, sign up anyway.
You'll meet friendly people and the afternoon will disappear in the blink of an eye.
Tomorrow is probably the last Sunday of Indian Summer.
In November it starts to turn quite cold.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

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.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

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.
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What? You mean you dont go to the Airport every Sunday? I thought thats what everyone did?
No, its Shopville... The weekly episode of "How Many People Can We Fit Into Shopville?"
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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.
You just described what I dream hell must be like.
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You just described what I dream hell must be like.
The Uetliberg is fun. The wife & I rode the cable-car up the Felsenegg today for the first time, walked around a bit, enjoyed the view (the Alps seem sooo much closer than at the Uetliberg), and then ambled down. Tomorrow, we're gonna climb up the Felsenegg and hike across to the Uetliberg, and enjoy this weather we've been having.
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Re: What to do on Sundays?

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...
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