Travel Guide to Zurich

Zurich is a unique city. For one it is much cleaner than most. This may seem like an odd statement, but its true. You will be struck by the almost sterile like cleanliness of this metropolis. After getting over the initial shock that a city can be so clean, you will be pleased to find Zurich is brimming with character. There are all the modern amenities that most cities have like nightclubs, fine dining, and haute couture boutiques, but there is also a bustling old city where the past shines through in all its quaint and charming glory.

The city has a long history with the arts and boasts many museums, galleries, operas and theatres. For those looking for nightlife, Zurich has something to cater to everyone’s tastes. Each year it plays host to The Street Parade, one of the world’s largest outdoor techno parties attracting around a million people each August. The city is renowned for its many bars, pubs and clubs, and is also home to many fine cafes, restaurants, cinemas and leisure facilities. It really is a city with something to offer everyone’s tastes.

Those more interested in outdoor entertainment can purchase a snow’n’rail ticket, which includes a train and ski pass, from the Hauptbahnhof during months in the winter. Ticket-holders are able to ride the train to a ski resort in the morning and return in the evening. The closest large ski resort for short breaks in Zurich is Flumserberg, a setting popular with Zurich natives. The resort has a variety of runs, for beginners to experts, and offers an alpine garden, shops, restaurants and a night club.

Great Church (Gross Munster) is a 12th-century cathedral possessing both historical and architectural significance. Cathedral’s twin towers serve as perhaps the most recognizable landmarks in modern Zurich.

Bahnhofstrasse is a famous pedestrian street. It offers the top-notch shopping opportunities for the rich and is also home to some of the world’s most important banks. You can take some of the most expensive items home from the Bahnhofstrasse Street.

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