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Trains
The Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV) runs ...
Bicycles for hire
Given the beautiful landscape of the ...
Driving tips
Driving in Zurich can be a challenge if ...
Cars for hire
There are several car rental firms ...
Taxis
As with most other cities around the ...
From the airport
There are a number of transport options ...
Zurich in one day
There is so much to do in Zurich if you are fond of cities that offer a lot in terms of culture and ...
The Zurich Film Festival
showcases the work of upcoming film-makers to those who have been around in the business for many ...
The Zurich Festival
is a performing arts festival, one of the biggest in Europe, and consists of theatre, dance, opera ...
OrangeCinema
a summer festival, presents an impressive line-up of movies both old and new, once again on the ...
When to go
Perhaps the best time to go to Zurich is from June to about Mid-August when the average city ...

Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich today
Zurich is the financial and cultural capital of Switzerland. There are several famous banks here, thus making it the city of bankers. It is also home to several top-notch universities making it the hub of all kinds of research. There are countless art galleries, museums and opera houses which  host events on a regular basis. This basically means the city is quite active, with dozens of events one can attend on a regular basis. Today, the most famous sights to visit in Zurich are the Fraumünster and Grossmünster churches on the banks of River Limmat.

Zurich Back Then
The history of Zurich can be traced back to around 15BC when it was a part of the Roman Empire. The name ‘Zurich’ was officially recorded in AD929 and it was finally in 1218 when Zurich became a free town, much before the Swiss Confederation came into being (1291). Zurich became a part of the Swiss Confederation in 1351 and it was 1648 that the latter became independent and had a Constitution to call its own (in 1848). The city rose to fame in the 19th century when it became the cornerstone of the Swiss economy. The development of infrastructure and the transport system, along with the est

ALDEN Hotel Splügenschloss
The ALDEN Hotel Splugenschloss is an intimate 5 star boutique hotel which is situated 5 minutes walk
Baur au lac
Frequented by celebrities, politicians and other public figures, the Baur au lac overlooks the Alp
Eden au Lac
Eden au Lac Zurich is one of the leading Swiss luxury hotels and is ideally located 5 minutes away f
Hotel zum Storchen
Located along the shores of River Limmat, Hotel zum Storchen is also within the confines of the Old
Park Hyatt Zurich
A five-star hotel with modern architecture, the Park Hyatt provides internet, transport, shopping, r
Radisson Blu Hotel
This five star hotel is yet another luxurious branch of the many Radisson hotels around the world. T

Brunos
A clothing store that caters to both men and women, Brunos has some of the most expensive clothing l
Franz Carl Weber
This three-storey toy store is every child’s dream come true. There are specialty toys, souvenirs
Globus
This is a top-notch departmental store that has everything from clothes to shoes to toys to cosmetic
TOD’s
This store has top-class designer footwear. Customers are spoilt for choice with regard to the varie
Jamarico
The store’s appeal lies in the burgeoning youth market of Zurich. It consists of trendy, hip cloth
Peter und Vreni Schuhmode
This shoe store stocks over 70 brands including American ones which can be quite affordable for the

The Dorfli-Fascht
is a cultural festival that takes place in Niederdorf, the old town of Zurich. The festival comprise
The Circus Knie
that tours throughout Switzerland arrives in Zurich in the months of May and June. This circus has b
The Singing Christmas
features children from schools, standing on a stage resembling a Christmas tree, singing Christmas c
The Zurich Film Festival
showcases the work of upcoming film-makers to those who have been around in the business for many ye
CSI Zurich
one of the world’s top five horse riding events. It attracts thousands of keen riders and non-ride
Art on Ice
is a figure skating event that has some of the finest Swiss figure skaters doing their thing. Perfor

Pizzeria Molino (Italian)
 The Pizzeria offers great Italian food at a low price. It is the perfect place to go to when you a
Petermann's Kunststuben (French)
Located along the shores of Lake Zurich, the Kunstsuben not only offers great French food but also a
Widder Hotel (international)
One of the best and most expensive hotels in town, the Widder Hotel restaurant offers top-notch cuis
Casa Ferlin (Italian)
With an intimate feel to it thanks to antique wall hangings, a fire place and dark colours, the Casa
Angkor (Cambodian)
Angkor (Cambodian) – With an interior that comprises stone carvings and intricate woodwork, this r
Bierhalle Kropf (Swiss)
This restaurant has a marvellous painting on its ceiling which adds to the overall decor of the plac

Fast facts
Location: Zurich canton, North Central Switzerland; situated at the tip of Lake Zurich.
Dialling code: 41
Emergency numbers
Police: 117
Ambulance: 144
Fire brigade: 118
Population: 350,200 (city); 1.2 million (Zurich canton).
Languages:  The official language is Swiss German (Schweizerdeutsch)
Time zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from March to October).
Average January temperatures: -0.5°C (31°F)
Average July temperatures: 18°C (64°F)
Annual rainfall: 1,142mm (45 inches)
 

 
Kids in Tow
Switzerland is famous for toys ranging from trains to wooden carved toys and the Zurich Toy Museum and Franz Carl Weber, ...
Health and safety
Zurich is perhaps one of the safest cities in the world with an extremely low crime rate. However, it is wise to keep track of your ...

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