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[Europe Travel] Switzerland: Zurich

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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. Although it is an international financial city where banks and securities companies gather, it is a place where you can enjoy the history of the medieval city even though it is an advanced city. The quality of public services is very high and trains and buses arrive on time, making it one of the recommended cities to relocate. It is a city whose history began in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, and has a long history and many attractions. It is a place visited by many tourists.

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Location

Zurich is a city located in the northern part of Switzerland.

History

Zurich had Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements. The Germanic people settled in the 5th century and were placed under the control of the Frankish kingdom. In 1519, Ulrich Zwingli led the origin and center of the Protestant religious reform in the German-speaking region of Switzerland. Although it was damaged by air raids in World War II, it has been reconstructed after the war.

Climate

Zurich belongs to the oceanic climate. Temperatures range from -4 ° C to 24 ° C throughout the year.

Language

French, Romansh, Italian and German are used in Switzerland.

Security

Switzerland is a safe country, but be aware that there are a lot of pickpockets and trades in downtown.

Race

Switzerland is dominated by Germanic peoples. There are many immigrants from the former Yugoslavia and Turkey.

industry

Since it is the largest city in Switzerland, it is an economic and cultural center. Museums and galleries are known for their high reputation.

religion

Switzerland is dominated by Catholics and Protestants.

currency

In Switzerland we use Swiss francs.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Zurich Museum

The Kunsthaus Zurich has a huge collection. Many celebrity works are on display.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Lindenhof Hill

A popular place with a panoramic view of the city center of Zurich.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Altstadt

Zurich old town. It is very popular because it is lined with fashionable shops and has a cityscape reminiscent of the Middle Ages.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Zurich Lake

It is a crescent-shaped lake extending from Zurich to the southeast. You can enjoy a beautiful view with a refreshing breeze.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Zurich Zoo

The Zurich Zoo is one of the largest in the country. Meet adorable animals such as penguins, lions and monkeys.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Fraumünster

A church with a slender clock tower with a beautiful turquoise roof. The church stands on the left bank of the Limmat River and looks beautiful at dusk.

Sightseeing spot 7 : St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter’s Church, known as the oldest church in Zurich.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Swiss National Museum

The Swiss National Museum offers a wide range of works, from prehistoric artifacts to current designs.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Gross Munster Church

It is a Protestant church. Inside this cathedral is a stained glass by Jacometti.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Niedeldorf district

The main street of the old town. It is a very well-known district in Zurich, and many people are walking there.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Opera House

The opera house, founded in 1834, is one of the most acclaimed in Europe. It is the place that has been selected as the best opera house.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Rietberg Museum

A museum specializing in Asian and African art. A highly acclaimed museum.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Botanical garden

A lush botanical garden located in the center of Zurich city. It is a place full of greenery and is visited by many tourists.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Bahnhof Strasse

It is the street in front of the station. There are many shops in the area suitable for shopping.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Bührle Collection

A private museum by Emul Bührle, who succeeded in the military industry, it houses about 200 works, mainly Impressionist works.

Sightseeing spot 16 : Limmat River 

The Limmat is a river that flows into Lake Zurich. It is a point where you can take a walk alongside historic buildings and fashionable cafes.

Sightseeing spot 17 : Theater 11

It is a theater in Zurich, Switzerland. It is a popular spot where musicals and modern ballet are held.

Sightseeing spot 18 : MFO Park

A green park in Oericon, Switzerland. Many outdoor movies and concerts are held in the summer, and it is also used as an event venue.

Sightseeing spot 19 : Uetliberg

It is a mountain in Uetliberg, Switzerland. The summit of Uetliberg is home to observation decks, restaurants and hotels with spectacular views of Switzerland.

Sightseeing spot 20 : FIFA World Football Museum

The FIFA World Football Museum is a museum located in Zurich, Switzerland. Inside the museum, there are exhibits such as shoes and official balls of successive players who played an active part in the World Cup.

Sightseeing spot 21 : Seebad Enge

A park in Zurich, Switzerland. You can enjoy the scenery, take a boat, take a walk or cycle.

Sightseeing spot 22 : Haus Konstruktive Museum

The Museum Haus Konstruktive operates with the concept of connecting the structuralist concrete with contemporary art.

Hotel

Zurich has plenty of accommodation. Zurich Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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