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Help! I need sun! What is the closest, highest elevation to Zurich? I don't drive so it needs to be public transportation friendly. Thank You!!
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What is the closest, highest elevation to Zurich?
This place is easily reached by tram or train.
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Old 03.02.2011, 21:07
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F-ing hysterical. Love the sarcasm.
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Typical teacher... no sense of humour...

Anyway, there's the Uetliberg, which can be reached by a train from platform 1 of Zurich HB. There's the Pfannenstiel, which can be reached via platforms 23 and 24, catching a bus at Meilen. Further afield, there is Rigi which can be reached by getting the train to Arth-Goldau and catching the cogwheel railway to the top.

The chances of seeing the sun at any of them, however, are entirely dependent upon the weather.

Do they have maps at that school at which you teach, I wonder?
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Re: Zuricher seeking sun!

Ahhhh, thank you for the practical help. And, really, I do appreciate the sarcasm.Actually they do NOT have maps at the school where I teach, however, seeing that I am doing the work of three people for the price of one (highly underpaid teacher) I don't have as much free time as I would like. Thanks for the help. Obviously all is weather dependent. I'm not a total moron.
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Old 03.02.2011, 22:03
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Head up and away from lake/s.
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seeing that I am doing the work of three people for the price of one (highly underpaid teacher) I don't have as much free time as I would like.
Nice holidays, though, eh?
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Re: Zuricher seeking sun!

Haha Great one.. Though saying that I would be interested in a good answer..

I work in Oerlikon and the place is soooo bl**dy depressing..
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Haha Great one.. Though saying that I would be interested in a good answer..

I work in Oerlikon and the place is soooo bl**dy depressing..

Holidays are the one true blessing. I come from Chicago public schools, so yeah, this is a sweet gig!
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Obviously all is weather dependent. I'm not a total moron.
I went up by train to Einsiedeln once with a Dutch guy sitting opposite me. We were in thick fog - couldn't see Zürisee at all - and I said that in a few minutes we would be in the sun. He looked at me as if I were totally out of my mind. He didn't look particularly like a moron either but coming from the Netherlands he had probably never seen this situation before even if he knew it 'in theory'.

And you'd be surprised how many folk don't realise that not only is it altitude dependent but that some places just manage to avoid the mist and fog better than others. Up beyond Einsiedeln towards Trachslau, there was often a sunny patch last winter when Einsiedeln and Alpthal both had thick cloud layer above them.
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And you'd be surprised how many folk don't realise that not only is it altitude dependent but that some places just manage to avoid the mist and fog better than others. Up beyond Einsiedeln towards Trachslau, there was often a sunny patch last winter when Einsiedeln and Alpthal both had thick cloud layer above them.
Just google some Swiss webcams...
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Re: Zuricher seeking sun!

...but that sneaky sunny patch doesn't have a webcam near it so it is only for insiders!
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Re: Zuricher seeking sun!

I am based in Baden and am also crying for the sun! I have a car and would be willing to launch an expedition this weekend to find some sun if anybody would be willing to split the petrol costs.

Have three places in the car other than myself, so anybody interested, let's see what we can set up.
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I went up by train to Einsiedeln once with a Dutch guy sitting opposite me. We were in thick fog - couldn't see Zürisee at all - and I said that in a few minutes we would be in the sun. He looked at me as if I were totally out of my mind. He didn't look particularly like a moron either but coming from the Netherlands he had probably never seen this situation before even if he knew it 'in theory'.

And you'd be surprised how many folk don't realise that not only is it altitude dependent but that some places just manage to avoid the mist and fog better than others. Up beyond Einsiedeln towards Trachslau, there was often a sunny patch last winter when Einsiedeln and Alpthal both had thick cloud layer above them.

Wonderful!!! Thank you so much
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I am based in Baden and am also crying for the sun! I have a car and would be willing to launch an expedition this weekend to find some sun if anybody would be willing to split the petrol costs.

Have three places in the car other than myself, so anybody interested, let's see what we can set up.
How nice! Thanks for the offer!
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Re: Zuricher seeking sun!

Yeah I'd say Uetliberg, although how much sun you can get there is questionable. You might just get stuck in the clouds if anything...
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