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Zurich Switzerland

zurich switzerlandZürich Switzerland is the largest city in Switzerland, Europe and lies in the north. It is a one of the world’s largest financial centres and as such, has a busy airport and railway station. It welcomes businesspeople from across the world, as well as tourists who visit for a holiday. Zurich is located on the tip of Lake Zurich and the Alps can be seen from the centre of the city. This makes it a scenic city. In a 2012 survey on the quality of life, Zurich was ranked in the top 25 places to settle down in. This is in part due to its global recognition as a centre for finance, banking and industry offering residents many employment opportunities. With this comes wealth, which brings about various attractions which also benefit tourists – such as museums and art galleries. The Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus are among the most popular. zurich switzerlandZürich has four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. It is enjoyable all year round depending on your weather preferences and tastes. Zurich plays host to the international theater festival, the Zurcher Theatrer Spektakel. The chief language spoken in Zurich is Swiss German. German theater is an important part of culture in the city and this contemporary performing arts festival has a mix of various productions in various languages and styles. Zurich offers a great nightlife. zurich switzerlandThe main place for tourists to enjoy a drink and good food is the Niederdorf in the Old Town, which includes hotels, restaurants and bar lounges, as well as clubs. By day it can be explored for its shops and by night its stylish bars. Due to its status as an important commercial city, Zurich offers tourists a quality holiday. Sometimes the prices of food, accommodation and drinks may be high, but this is quite typical of Switzerland in general. What visitors get is value for money, as customer service is renowned in Zurich and everybody who visits is looked after well. There is something to offer a range of age groups in Zurich, but it seems to be particularly popular with middle-aged people, perhaps due to the business side of life there. Public transport is extremely popular in Zürich for residents and tourists. Switzerland is renowned for its clean and reliable transport system and Zurich boasts excellent links in and out of the city but railway, road and air. The Limmat river runs through Zurich and tourists enjoy many highlights on their travels, including:
  • Many attractive churches and houses of the old town
  • Expensive shopping area of the famous Bahnhofstrasse
  • Zoological Garden which holds 2200 animal and 260 different species
  • The Botanical Garden, home to 15,000 species of plants and trees
  • The Zurich Opera House, one of the main opera houses of Europe
  • Theater am Nemarkt, one of the oldest theatres in the city

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