In April 2019, I had a work trip to Europe and then I stayed behind in Zurich and explored Schaffhausen. Guess Schaffhausen is more German than Germany as it locates at Swiss border with Germany, yet hasn't been ruined during the world wars as Switzerland was impartial during the periods.


Munot - a fortress on a hill surrounded by vineyards at the center of Schaffhausen. From here the whole town of Schaffhausen and the Rhine River are under spectacle.

A view of the old town with many fine Renaissance era buildings.

A spiral walkway from the hill top all the way to the top of the fortress.

It's how I got up the fortress, through the staircase splitting the vineyard.

Rhine Falls, boasted as the largest fall in Europe.

Wandering along the Rhine River with my good friend Ricky.

Views of the local town.

Does it look like Swiss or German?

Trying the local bakery. Brezel.

The newer town along the Rhine.

My first fondue in Switzerland.

So creamy and full.

Grossmunster (Old Romanesque Church) on the left and St. Peter Church on the right along the River Limmat, being the signature landmark of Zurich.

The old town center of Zurich is quite picturesque. But once walking off 15 minutes from the old town center the city becomes un-character.

Me, Ricky and Christofer, a Polish-German cutie. Wish I could know him further.

An EU resident can work in Switzerland under 10% income tax for 5 years. Good way to attract the youngsters.

Zurich is one of the top most expensive city of the world.

A short tram ride starts from USD4.5. Still affordable.

We stayed at hotel at old town near the train station.

View from my room of River Limmat. Quite romantic.

Weed is legal. Hurray. Wish I could try some, yet my stay was too short...

The historical town is also a red light district. But not my cub of tea... 



"Switzerland is almost too perfect: spectacular Alpine scenery, cozy mountain chalets, dazzling ski runs, flower boxes spilling over with geraniums, tidy cities set on serene lakes, elegant grand hotels, punctual trains and people." Through out the year, June to September are the perfect mouths for travel. The other months Switzerland is covered with white snow and is a perfect place for skiing.

Old Swiss House -  A very famous restaurant in front of the Lion Monument. Lauterbrunnen - This group of teenagers are waiting for a high school band concert. 

Wengen - A beautiful resort area for the Swiss.

Lucerne Bridge - There are two special characteristics for this bridge: the tower is a prison and the bridge painted the history of Europe and Lucerne. 

Lion Monument, Lucerne - This dying lion carved into  the natural rock is in memory of the Swiss heros who gave their lives to protect the France King, Louis XI. Ice Palace - I am 20 meters under the Aletsch Glacier. The glacier is harder than rocks and very slippery.
Jungfraujoch - It is so windy up on the peak of the Alps. I could not even stand straight, or else I'll be blown away!
Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. Although it boasts the top of Europe, it is actually the highest mount of the Alps, second of Europe. But it is already very very high.
Jungfraujoch - I stole the flag from the kiosk behind me! (Just kidding.) Jungfrau (4158m) - The peak above my left hand is the highest mount of the Alps, the Jungfrau 4158m.


Lauterbrunnen - This place has the most beautiful sceneries on Earth. The composition of green and white mountains, cliff, water falls, and rivers are gorgeous. They're so beautiful!


A rich resident area - Each house is furnished with many colorful flowers.