Zurich Travel Tips
Zurich is the new Berlin. No hesitation, no competition. This formerly staid banking capital has experienced such a creative explosion in recent years, and such a mushrooming of innovative bars, restaurants and shops, that it resembles Berlin's salad days of the mid-80s and early 1990s.
Zurich remains Switzerland's commercial and financial hub, and the canton is the country's most affluent. Explore the city's atmospheric cobblestone Old Town, window-shop glittering boutiques and jewelers lining upmarket Bahnhofstrasse, take a cruise on the lake or stand on the Top of Europe in the surrounding Alps. From A to Z, there's plenty to see and do in this up-and-coming Alpine hot spot.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2011
This hill in the heart of Zurich’s old town is the city’s crowning jewel. The view from the top (once the site of Roman fortifications) is impossible to beat. A geological formation carved out ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
Situated along the banks of the northern stretch of the River Limmat in Zurich, the area known as Letten is currently flourishing after years of rampant crime, drug use, homelessness, and ...
Whether you prefer quaffing champagne over the glittering Lake Zurich or dancing in to the early hours at the city’s mammoth street party, the ‘Silvester Zauber’, or ‘New Year’s Magic’, is the ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
With the streets aglow with fairy lights and the scent of cinnamon wafting through the air, festive cheer is in abundance in Zurich. Winter in Switzerland’s largest city also offers an array of ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2011
Home to the Zurich Opera for pushing on 50 years now, Opernhaus Zurich is known and respected the world over as an elite institution that serves as a springboard for first rate opera, ballet, ...
Though first and foremost a Dubliner, the novelist James Joyce lived and died in Zürich
and both adopted and was adopted by the city. For a portrait of the
artist as an older man, as it ...
Zurich’s picturesque Old Town, framed by the spires of the medieval Fraumünster and Grossmünster Cathedrals, makes the perfect setting for some old world romance. Stroll the cobbled streets ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
The self-proclaimed shopping capital of Switzerland, Zurich’s vast range of shops and markets draw in crowds from all over Europe but to get the most out of your spending spree, here’s a quick guide ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
Running from Zurich’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof) right down to the lake, the Bahnhofstrasse is arguably the best place to shop anywhere in Switzerland. To be fair, much of central Zurich ...
A hugely popular winter destination thanks to its vibrant Christmas markets and dazzling New Year’s celebrations, Zurich‘s unbeatable transport connections make it a great base for checking out ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2011
The largest and most popular Swiss history museum in the world, the Swiss National Museum (or Landesmuseum) is the go-to culturally educational stopover for first-time visitors to Zurich (or ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
As any seasoned Zurich expert will tell you, the majority of the watches sold in the Switzerland ’s
largest city today are sadly manufactured abroad, primarily in China.
Though most Migros ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011
The Centre Le Corbusier and Heidi Weber Museum stand as the final
architectural project designed by the titular artist, and together they
serve as gallery, museum, embassy, and archive for the ...
Founded in the 1960s by the family of late, famous arts patron Emil Georg Bührle in Zurich ,
and Sammlung E. G. Bührle established the, Foundation E.G. Bührle
Collection in order ...
Set around the crisp Lake Zurich and encircled by snow-caked peaks, Zurich makes an atmospheric, if chilly, place to spend the winter months. Whether you’re looking to hit the world famous Christmas ...
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