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I drink. But I do that every day!

I really don't drink at all but my roommates been trying to make me try a bit of everything.
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Last time I checked the outdoor mountain range next to Fribourg (and stretching to France, Germany, Austria and Italy) was open 24x7x365.
And then there are other things than shopping malls: Museums, cinemas, restaurants - just to name a few.

We jusy went hiking on Friday so I wanted to see what other things we could do....
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Mow the lawns. MUHAHAHAHA!

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I don't have a lawn. I live in an appartment.
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Re: What to do on Sundays??

Leave computer and have an evening walk outside, it refreshes mind and gives ideas
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I can't wait for carnival to start.
Ummm, it started a couple weeks ago (at least here)

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P.S. Actually, it started on Nov. 11, but in real terms it started 10 days ago or so.
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I'm a student. I don't exactly have the most money in the world.
Then you're in luck. Six days a week, it's easy to spend a fortune doing just about anything in Switzerland. But on Sunday, you'll struggle to spend a franc, because everything is closed.

Luckily, Switzerland abounds with things to do on the weekends. There's always the option of strolling in your town or heading to the hills for some hiking. You might have noticed the big mountains scattered all around the countryside; some people like to strap planks to their feet and ski down them. If you like ice skating, lots of that to do as well.

Maybe you're not so active? Neither are we. So while all our Swiss friends are climbing in the mountains, we tend to use Sunday as our socialising day. Maybe we'll cook a big Sunday lunch and invite a few friends over to enjoy it with us, spend the entire afternoon enjoy one another's company. Maybe (when the weather's warmer) we'll meet in a park for a picnic. Or go swimming in the lake. Or at the local pool (which is open year-round, incidentally). Or go cycling. Or rollerblading. Or. Or. Or...

Still bored? Museums, as others have pointed out, are open on Sundays.

Or you could simply enjoy the peace and quiet of a Sunday afternoon. Perhaps you're still a little too young to enjoy the pleasure of doing nothing, but I assure you that eventually nothing will sound quite so attractive. I love Sundays and have plenty of ways to fill them, but my favourite way is to buy a couple of Sunday newspapers (although these days I cheat and download them on the iPad), lay a fire in the fireplace, make a pot of tea or open a bottle of wine, and spend the whole day reading the newspapers. For added pleasure, and to keep my legs warm, I usually put a purring cat on my lap.

Sunday in Switzerland forces you to slow down. Don't fight it. Revel in the one time a week when you can really catch your breath, relax, enjoy those around you, and recharge for the week ahead.

You may think the Swiss are crazy and boring, but actually they had the good life figured out way before we did.
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Sunday in Switzerland forces you to slow down.
Not if you're into motorcycles!

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Re: What to do on Sundays??

Another excursion option close to Fribourg: Murten is a nice little village by a lake. It has a much more Germanic feel to it than Fribourg (my parents, who cen never remember the name of the place, always refer to it as "the German village").

Takes about 25 minutes to get there on a small, slow train that winds up and down through woods and fields, return trip costs 11 CHF if you have a half price card. There are boat trips on the lake as well, though probably not before Easter.
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Another excursion option close to Fribourg: Murten is a nice little village by a lake. It has a much more Germanic feel to it than Fribourg (my parents, who cen never remember the name of the place, always refer to it as "the German village").

Takes about 25 minutes to get there on a small, slow train that winds up and down through woods and fields, return trip costs 11 CHF if you have a half price card. There are boat trips on the lake as well, though probably not before Easter.

I believe that would be the place I went on Wednesday
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Re: What to do on Sundays??

We went here today. Papiliorama, in Kerzers, just outside of Bern. A tropical rainforest exhibit. The big attraction is the Butterfly Garden, but they also have many other species of Flora and Fauna, including a noctournal exhitbit, and petting zoo. Great value for 17CHF.

Currently the SBB also has a RailAway for this for 43CHF (including admission) from Basel through Feb.

http://www.papiliorama.ch/default.as...=5&Language=EN
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I don't have a lawn. I live in an appartment.
hmm. Ok, then come round to my house and mow my garden!
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I believe that would be the place I went on Wednesday
Aaarrgh... how can I suggest places for you to go on Sundays if you already go there on Wednesdays ??
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We went here today. Papiliorama, in Kerzers, just outside of Bern. A tropical rainforest exhibit. The big attraction is the Butterfly Garden, but they also have many other species of Flora and Fauna, including a noctournal exhitbit, and petting zoo. Great value for 17CHF.

Currently the SBB also has a RailAway for this for 43CHF (including admission) from Basel through Feb.

http://www.papiliorama.ch/default.as...=5&Language=EN
Wow that sounds really cool.

I know we are going to Genève on March 5th because there are 12 museams are free then.
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Ummm, it started a couple weeks ago (at least here)

Tom

P.S. Actually, it started on Nov. 11, but in real terms it started 10 days ago or so.
Yea I think I learned that in my German class but I just moved to Switzerland last week.

Here in Fribourg it is March 4th - 8th
http://www.carnavaldesbolzes.ch/
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Re: What to do on Sundays??

The number one Swiss pastime is reading. I heard that but I think hiking is either #1 or #2.

There are trails EVERYWHERE. The signage sucks but as long as you have a lot of time you can find your way. You will have your best luck hiking if you buy a hiking map but you can muddle through many great hikes without a map. Just don't start a hike in the late afternoon during winter...

A really nice easy hike is in Avenches. The whole town is built around Roman ruins and the paths take you to an amphitheater, public baths, a watchtower and other stuff. Just exit the train and walk uphill until you see a main road. The town will be toward your right and the Roman wall and watchtower to your left. The old town is absolutely beautiful.
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Re: What to do on Sundays??

on rainy sundays in Zurich, the zoological museum is open and free:

http://www.zm.uzh.ch/zmneu/englisch/museum/home_e.html
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