Last week, we popped over to the city of Zurich to catch up with some friends, eat some chocolate and relax. Switzerland definitely spoiled us with its gentle pace of life, beautifully green rolling hills and of course delicious chocolate. (We will stop mentioning chocolate now.)
Although chocolate (last time) and friends are perfectly valid reasons for us to want to visit a city, the promise of a magical park filled with exquisitely odd sculptures made us book our plane tickets even more readily. Sitting just outside Zurich, the Bruno Weber Park is simply where imagination lives. Upon entering this beautiful park, you feel like you are stepping into a mythical dream, Mexico, India and a magical paradise all at the same time.
Its maker, the Swiss artist Bruno Weber, spent over 40 years turning this bit of mountainous wilderness into an exotic land brimming with mosaic sculptures of happy peacocks, colourful angry snails, gigantic blue snakes, winged dogs which you can climb on and much more. There are jaw-dropping surprises hidden in every corner of this magical place and even more weird and wonderful things to gape at in his house. The whole place made our brain cells fizz with happiness and wonderment. Most definitely the sort of place one reverts to being an eight year old, which, in our book, makes it a very HAPPY PLACE indeed.
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I wrote this post over the weekend and today, we discovered that the park was going to close down on 20th October, unless some rescue miracle were to happen. Explanations (in German) here. Someone somewhere out there must surely be able to help? It would be too sad to see this place close its doors forever.