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, May 2012
Zurich is rich in culture and natural beauty, but if there is one thing Zurich generally is not, is a low-cost affair. In fact, Switzerland is considered to be one of the most expensive places to go ...
It is amazing how little information there is out there dedicated to elucidating the simple pleasures of sightseeing in Zurich, Switzerland. Newcomers to the city could do worse than referring to ...
Written by SailorMs.Tristyn, October 2011
Zermatt, Switzerland is the most majestic Winter Wonderland anyone could ask for.
Unlike a walk along the busier arteries that run through central Zurich (such as the Bahnhofstrasse or the Limmatquai ), a stroll along the Schanzengraben Canal is both relaxing and rewarding, ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2012
Housed in an abandoned silk factory just on the bank of Lake Zurich sits the Rote Fabrik, or Red Factory. Opened in the 1980s, the Rote Fabrik has come to represent the heart of experimental ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
Beginning somewhat surprisingly near the district courts in central Zurich, the Langstrasse (or “long street”) is a red light district that stretches lengthwise to the Hauptbahnhof and widthwise in ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2011
As the home of both the E.G. Bührle Collection (containing one of the
most famous collections of French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
anywhere in the world) and the Swiss National ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
In addition to the traditional breads, cheeses and wines that are to be found in the city of Zurich, chocolate-lovers will delight in the multitude of factories, chocolatiers and specialty shops that ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011
Travelers visiting Zurich with little ones in tow (or just the young at heart) should make it a point to visit the city’s wonderful zoo ,
which is one of the most pleasant in Europe. Visitors of ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
As parks, gardens and green-spaces go, Zurich’s iconic lake is easily one of the city’s most pleasant and easily accessible incarnations. Best explored during the warmer summer months, however casual ...
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