|No, we didn't get to keep the sword|
Zeughauskeller is tucked down a cobblestone alley just off the busy Bahnhofstrasse (strasse is street in German), near the popular Paradeplatz (platz is square in German) and only a ten minute walk from the train station. Tables spill out onto the street in warm weather and we opted to eat outside, even though the interior is incredibly entertaining. Sending the boys inside to explore gave us a chance to sit back and enjoy a few glasses of weisswein. Smart move, right?
|Perfect spot for a Papo knights battle|
Bürgermeister Schwert (Mayor's sword) was a specialty of the house and both Big & Mr. C&G decided they had to share it. Where else but in an old Swiss armory can you order your meat delivered on a giant sword? Plus Mr. C&G and I couldn't resist a few Burgermeister Meisterburger references (from the classic 1970 stop motion Christmas special, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town).
|Work it off with a neighborhood stroll|
As good as the dessert menu looked at Zeughauskeller we all needed to stretch our legs after our heavy meal. Swiss favorite Sprüngli is just a short walk across the Paradeplatz and they are famous for their chocolates and mini macaroons (Luxemburgerlis). Their beautiful vintage tins make perfect gifts for friends and family back at home.
If you can't resist temptation (or you like to procrastinate) there is a Sprüngli shop in the Zurich airport. Just be sure to grab a few extras for yourself for the long flight home.