Zürich and the Via Alpina in Switzerland A recent holiday with 5 friends to celebrate some birthdays. Flew into Zürich and spent 48 hours acclimating, mostly going to the Flussbad Oberer Letten. Once on the right time zone, we took a train to the foothills of the Swiss Alps and began the main event, a 6 day hike along the Via Alpina trail. 60-ish mikes hiked, 20,000 feet ascended, roughly 23 lbs of Alpskäse cheese consumed, one 24 hour bier fast, so much kuchen mit rahm, one hearty German lesson (Ich habe aprikosenkuchen in der küche), four hundred selfies, one raclette, two rostis, all the starches, all the views.