Does anyone have the name and/or address for an easy to drive to market in Zurich where we can purchase a few items for our 5 week drive through 5 countries? Items like: beach chairs, cheap ice chest, snacks, fruit, etc? We will pickup our leased Peugeot at the airport, driving through a pretty section of town (suggestions?) on our way to Murren.
When you pass through Interlaken, there are two large supermarkets across the street from both train stations (West & Ost); Migros and Coop. Both locations have their own parking garages.
Hi Brent Just to be sure, you do know that for Murren you have to leave the car in the valley and hump everything up the hill? There is a nice MMigros (it may be a MMMigros now that I think about it) on 2 floors near Interlaken West station that would have most (all?) of that list. The Co-Op at Interlaken Ost station would, too. The Co-Op in Lauterbrunnen is very small, as are the other two Co-Ops in Interlaken. I don't know where the supermarkets are on the way from the airport, nor Zurich neighborhoods. I can suggest not to bother with Winterthur.
With the current value of the Swiss franc you won't be bale to buy anything cheap in Switzerland. That being said I absolutely agree with what Michael and Nigel said about the shops by the Interlaken train station. There is also a nice drug store there where my wife bought what she sears is the best nail polish she has ever used, and at a very reasonable price to boot. Enjoy your trip. The worst part about starting out in Murren is that you have to leave for the rest of your trip.
There is a COOP store right in Murren. It is handy for fruit, snacks, sandwiches, etc-probably smaller than the one in Interlaken.
Thanks Everyone ! I will stop at Interlaken, then and if we need anything at Murren, I now know where to go too. Nigel, we won't need to take the things we buy up to Murren, but will need them after as we continue our weeks long excursion. Thanks everyone again. This saves a lot of driving around looking for stores.
@Nigel: Your post reminded me of our stay in Locarno, where we shopped at the COOP store. I read it as Co-op (coe-opp) but was corrected to the pronunciation coop (as in chickens). Who knows?
Hi Janet, I think you are right. We have Co-ops here, so that's how I intuitively spell it. I think is is one word in Switzerland - COOP. Thanks