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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is located in the north-central part of the country. It is known for its natural beauty, cultural heritage and its reputation as a global center for banking and finance.

Zurich's history can be traced back to the Roman era and it has been an important center for trade and industry for centuries. Today, the city is a major financial hub and attracts many international business travelers. However, it is also a popular tourist destination, offering a mix of modern and traditional culture. Visitors can explore the old town, with its picturesque cobblestone streets, and visit landmarks such as the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches.

Zurich is surrounded by the beautiful Swiss Alps, and it is a great starting point for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and boating. The city has also a vibrant cultural scene, with many museums, galleries, and theaters. It is also famous for its nightlife, with numerous bars and clubs.

The official language is German, the currency is Swiss franc. The population is around 400,000 people. The city is headed by a mayor and a city council. Switzerland is a federal parliamentary republic and the head of state is the Federal Council.

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The city:

Zürich is the heart of Switzerland in many aspects. Also when Bern is the capital. Zürich has a high position in the world of finance. The average income of the 350,000 inhabitants of this city is quite high, for this the life in Zürich is not cheap. But in this city you can nearly buy everything, it is a huge commercial and culture capital.

The Lindenhof, situated on a hill on the west bank of the Limmat River, forms the historical heart of the city. Zürich is located in the north of the country to the northwest of the long and narrow Lake Zürich.


The Airport Zürich-Kloten (ZRH) is the largest airport in Switzerland. It is located 12 kilometers to the northeast of the city, along the A20 highway.

Public transport

There are subway railways, called S-Bahn, a perfect way to go to more distant places like the popular medieval town Stein am Rhein. There are also ferry services on Lake Zürich and the Limmat River. In summer there are frequent services, whereas in winter most ferries are out of service.

Parking and Traffic

Almost every highway in Switzerland leads straight into Zurich. This might be quite easy for tourists, special when you decided to hire a car. The highway A1 connects Zürich with Geneva and Bern, the A3 runs to Basel and the A4 runs to Schaffhausen.

It is not always easy to find parking in the city and nearly all of them have to be paid for. There are many parking garages in the city and there is an electronic indication system that guides you to available parking garages. 

What to see in Zürich:

If you would like to take advantage of the many possibilities you can see in and around Zürich like the countless lakes but also mountains in wintertime it is easy to rent a car at the airport or the city center. For not taking the more expensive local agents you should book the car in advance. These are some famous destinations in Zurich:

  1. Lake Zurich
  2. Swiss National Museum
  3. Mount Pilatus
  4. The old town “Altstadt”
  5. The opera house

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