Attractions in Zurich

Urania observatory

It should be well done to get bored in Zurich. Wealth and Swiss efficiency that spans several hundred years, has contributed to the city containing a huge variety of sights and experiences. Here’s a selection to consider when visiting the world metropolis. Urania observatory The observatory in Zurich dates to 1759, making it one of the oldest in the world. There you can look at the stars in the newly…

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Nightlife in Zurich

Sunset over Zurich

Zurich’s nightlife mainly takes place in the old town on both sides of the Limmat. In the side streets around Nieder- and Oberdorfstrasse on the right side of the Limmat, there are a lot of hidden bars and cafés. New bars and clubs are also constantly opening in the city, especially west of the main train station in the fourth and fifth district, around Langstrasse. Also in the vicinity of the Hardbrücke are…

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Transportation in Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland's largest city

Public transportation The city’s extremely efficient and easy-to-use tram and bus network is managed by the Zurich Transport Authority (VBZ) (Tel: (08 48) 801 880. Internet: www.vbz.ch). The Zurich Transport Association (ZVV) (Internet: www.zvv.ch) operates the transport system of the entire canton, including the trains. Public transport operates from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Night buses depart from Bellevue on Fridays and Saturdays at 1 a.m., 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.…

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Switzerland Overview

Switzerland flag

Alpine Switzerland attracts tourists from all over the world with its magnificent nature. Beautiful roads, deep valleys and a functioning train system where impressive views pass by like movie scenes have made Switzerland one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Capital: Bern Biggest city: Zurich State: Federal Republic Language: German, French, Italian, Romanesque Religion: Christianity Surface: 41 290 km² Population: 8.1 million (2013) Population density: 184 residents per km² Life…

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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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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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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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City Tours and Excursions in Zurich

City tours Boat tours The Lake Zurich shipping company , Mythenquai 333, offers from April-Oct. Round trips on Lake Zurich. The departure is from Bürkliplatz. Reservations are only necessary for tours with a meal. You can also take a one-hour river cruise. The ZVV line boats can be used with a normal local transport ticket and stop at the Landesmuseum, Buerkliplatz, Enge and the Zürichhorn. Telephone: (044) 487 13 33…

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