Attractions in Zurich

Zurich has a strong cultural background

Attractions in Zurich Botanical Garden You can relax wonderfully in the botanical garden of Zurich. Over a million plants are found here, including the university’s botanical collection. Various ecosystems from the tropical rainforest to the alpine, flowery pastureland are also shown. Address: Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich Telephone: (044) 634 84 61 Website: http://www.unizh.ch/bguz Entrance fee: No. Disabled access: No UNESCO: No Fraumünster Although this beautiful cathedral dates back to the ninth…

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Luxembourg Knowledge and Culture

Music in Luxembourg

It is compulsory and free schooling for children from six to 15 years. The elementary school is six years old. When the children are twelve years old, they must choose between continuing in secondary school or taking a technical and vocational education. The University of Luxembourg is the only country in the country. Many young people study abroad. Luxembourg has two large and some smaller daily newspapers. The largest are…

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Restaurants in Zurich

Restaurant visitors for whom money is irrelevant have a large selection of fine restaurants in Zurich, where top-quality cuisine is served in a stylish atmosphere. Even guests who do not want to dig deep into their pockets will find numerous restaurants in Zurich, which serve international cuisine from all over the world, Zurich classics and newer trend dishes such as vegan and gluten-free, as well as juices and smoothies. The…

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Literature of Luxembourg Part IV

Enrico Pisani

Luxembourg’s literature in our time Two writers with an Italian background It is characteristic of today’s literature that many of the authors were born and raised abroad, but for various reasons they have chosen to live and work in Luxembourg. Several of the best known have an Italian background. Giulio – Enrico Pisani (born 1943) was born in Rome and lived in Switzerland and Belgium before moving to Luxembourg as…

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Things to Do in Zurich

Soccer The world football association has been coordinating its activities from its new headquarters near the Zurich Zoo since 2006. The new Home of FIFA blends harmoniously into the unique landscape. The development also includes a soccer field with international dimensions and artificial turf, a training field and a beach soccer field. FC Zurich’s home stadium (Internet: www.fcz.ch) is the Letzigrund Stadium, Baslerstrasse 5 (Tel: (08 48) 80 08 00.…

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Switzerland Population and Language

Switzerland Population and Language

Switzerland has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romanian. Within the states, the cantons, their character and language have been largely retained over the centuries. People rarely move between the cantons and the language boundaries are quite clear. Nowadays, a quarter of the country’s residents are citizens of another country. Nearly two out of three residents speak German, which is the only official language in 17 of 26 cantons,…

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Netherlands Population and Language

Netherlands Population and Language

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Nearly half of the population also lives on one fifth of the country’s area, within the largely interconnected urban area in the west called Randstad Holland. Randstad Holland includes the four largest cities Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam, as well as a number of other municipalities. Together they form one of the largest metropolises in Europe.…

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Monaco Population and Language

Monaco Population and Language

Monaco has more than 38,000 residents. Because the country is so small – the entire area consists of urban development – population density is the highest among the countries of the world, almost 20,000 per square kilometer. Only one fifth of the population consists of native monegasks. Of the other residents, the French are the most followed by Italians and British. The remainder comes mainly from other European countries. For…

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Liechtenstein Population and Language

Liechtenstein Population and Language

One third of Liechtenstein’s residents are foreign nationals. Alongside the foreigners who live in the country, around 20,000 people commute to the principality from neighboring countries. German is the official language. The high proportion of non-citizens is the result of an extensive labor migration that has taken place since the 1970s, as well as strict citizenship laws. The laws have been somewhat mitigated, but it is still a basic rule…

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Germany Population and Language

Germany Population and Language

The German people have emerged from a number of different Germanic peoples: Franks, Saxons, Bavarians, Swabians, Rhineans, Palatians and others. Germany is, second to Russia, Europe’s most populous state but its residents are unevenly distributed. The most densely populated areas are in the west and in the south: the Ruhr area, the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt, the Rhine-Neckar area at Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, the region around Stuttgart and other metropolitan…

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