Welcome to Zurich
Culturally vibrant, efficiently run and attractively set at the meeting of river and lake, Zürich is regularly recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Long known as a savvy, hard-working financial centre, Switzerland’s largest and wealthiest metropolis has also emerged in the 21st century as one of Central Europe’s hippest destinations, with an artsy, post-industrial edge that is epitomised in its exuberant summer Street Parade.
Much of the ancient centre, with its winding lanes and tall church steeples, has been kept lovingly intact. Yet Zürich has also wholeheartedly embraced contemporary trends, with the conversion of old factories into cultural centres and creative new living spaces. Nowhere is that clearer than in Züri-West, the epicentre of the city’s nightlife.
The city of Zurich is growing sustainably: The 2000-watt society is aimed at the area of cooperative housing construction, where Zurich boasts the largest share in Switzerland, but also in the transition areas where Zurich wants to fly high. If Zurich now is more dense, that’s the question.
Buildings designed by renowned architects such as Max Bill, Gustav Gull and Gottfried Semper played a key role in the development of the city. This tour explains and showcases a variety of architectural styles from romanesque to historicism and right up until the present day.
What to eat
You surley need to try Fondue. Fondue was invented as a way to use stale bread and aged cheese in the cold winter Swiss months. the hot pot filled with a blend of gooey cheese is marvellous.Eat sausage at Zueghauskeller
This place now i s huge beer hall with over a dozen sausage dishes to choose from. It is full of tourists most of time, there is a reason…the sausage is really good. Dont forget to order a Eidgenoss, a ginormous flaming beer.
Photograph the Gerald Cuchi Umbrellas. The coclorful canopy consists of over50 umbrellas each with uniques design
The Botanical Garden is compact, yet comprehensive with around 9000 different species. Dont miss the architectural glass biodomes that houses a variety of exotic tropical plants. The Chagall Windows. the world famous chagall windows can be found at Fraumunster church in Old Town Zurich.