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Old 14.05.2012, 13:06
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Re: Stores open on Ascension Day?

Do many Swiss take Friday off and make it a four day weekend? Just curious at how crowded places will be on Friday.
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Old 14.05.2012, 22:27
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Do many Swiss take Friday off and make it a four day weekend? Just curious at how crowded places will be on Friday.
Depends on the weather. If the weather is good, people will get out, but if it is bad, people will be in downtown.
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Old 14.05.2012, 22:44
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Depends on the weather. If the weather is good, people will get out, but if it is bad, people will be in downtown.
Yep, I play it by ear: nice weather, I take it off and go biking, crap, and I work (even on the Thursday, which I will later compensate on a nice day).

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Thursday in most cases in FR + DE will be closed, while Friday just as in CH will be open in a normal way
So can anyone recommend somewhere within easy reach of Zurich that will be open? We were planning to head across the border for some shopping to Germany, France or Austria. I know all these countries observe the holiday too though So far the closest place I can find thats definitely open is in Italy... surely dont have to go that far?
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So can anyone recommend somewhere within easy reach of Zurich that will be open? We were planning to head across the border for some shopping to Germany, France or Austria. I know all these countries observe the holiday too though So far the closest place I can find thats definitely open is in Italy... surely dont have to go that far?
COOP in Zürich-Stadelhofen-railstation apparently will be open, they have it that way on their WEBsite
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So can anyone recommend somewhere within easy reach of Zurich that will be open? We were planning to head across the border for some shopping to Germany, France or Austria. I know all these countries observe the holiday too though So far the closest place I can find thats definitely open is in Italy... surely dont have to go that far?
London? I'd be surprised if Italy's shops are opened on Ascension day?
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It's not an holiday in Italy. Business as usual.
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Re: Stores open on Ascension Day?

Had a great day in Como, sun was shining and everything was open. Only bad part was the Gotthard queue, well worth it though
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Re: Stores open on Ascension Day?

I too went to Italy and found the tunnel soul destroying. Made worse by the fact that on the way back there was no queue either side of the road!
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