Easter morning in Zürich

A beautiful – though quiet – Easter morning on the streets of Zürich.

Easter  is a major four-day holiday weekend in Switzerland, and in Zürich.  With dozens of churches and cathedrals dotting the old city, one might normally expect to encounter hundreds of churchgoers during a stroll around altstadt on Easter morning… but this year is anything but typical.  Nonetheless, it was a beautiful morning to wander the streets and take photographs – low morning light, blue skies, and virtually no pedestrians or traffic.

St. Peter’s church was closed, as with all the others, but one lone woman sat quietly in the square, facing the church, enjoying her own silent Easter mass.


Our flat is neighbor to the Liebfrauen church, whose bells rang for 15 minutes this morning [15sec video]. Come to think of it, they do that every morning and every evening.

Meanwhile, the tulips are in peak bloom throughout the city gardens.


May peace be with you, and the world.


Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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