We rented a self-contained
apartment at Birchwil which is about 10km from Zurich
The owner, Werner, met us at the airport and gave us
a lift back to the apartment, it took two trips because
of the large bike bags.
The apartment was excellent, large, modern and well
equipped. There was a large garage where we could assemble
It was a short bus ride to Bassersdorf railway station
and then about half an hour by train to Zurich central
station. The railway station inside the airport was
on the way and it was convenient to stop there to buy
groceries on the way back to the apartment.
Shopping hours in Switzerland are closely regulated
by law. They close at 6.30pm on weekdays and all day
Sunday. The airport has an exemption and there is a
reasonably large shopping centre with good supermarket,
bakery, wine merchants and so on with extended hours.
The prices are no higher than at other shops elsewhere.