Zurich is rightfully considered the largest city in Switzerland. It is also the capital of the canton with the same name. Geographically located in the north-east of the country, near the source of the Limmat River, on the shores of Lake Zurich, 30 kilometers from the Alps. Among other things, it is the largest financial center in Switzerland. The area of the city is slightly less than 92 square kilometers, the population of the city is 370 thousand people.
Zurich is famous for a large number of museums, architectural monuments, a developed financial system, culture, education. Various cultural events are held with an enviable frequency in the city. For those interested in shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, you can also find a lot of interesting things. The tourism infrastructure is well developed.
However, do not forget that this is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Initially, it was actually a customs post between Rezia and Belgica, called Turikum, later a castle was built on this site and an abbey was founded. In 1218, being already a city, he received a privilege from the emperor, and began to obey him directly. Later, Zurich became the center of the religious Reformation, and later retained and increased its status as a city with a developed economic system.
The Second World War did not pass without a trace for Zurich - the city suffered losses from Nazi bombs, but recovered and restored its former greatness. The movement of urban transport, which is represented by trams, buses and trolleybuses, is organized very rationally, due to which there are practically no traffic jams. After midnight, special night buses start to run.
The airport is international and every day receives flights from all over the world, and the railway station connects different parts of Switzerland. Cyclists can feel themselves in Zurich as the main participants in the road traffic, since all conditions have been created for them - special paths, parking lots. Funiculars run between different districts of Zurich.
Among the countless museums, one can distinguish the National Museum of Switzerland, the Kunsthaus Museum of Fine Arts, the House of the Guild of Craftsmen, the Rietberg Museum. Theatergoers should definitely visit the Zurich Opera House, and lovers of modern architectural creations - the Zurich-West quarter. And in the area of Kreis 4 you can find all kinds of entertainment venues, as well as buy everything that only has to do with music in local stores.
The most beautiful city landscapes and narrow old streets undoubtedly inspire and leave unforgettable impressions about this ancient city. To the envy of friends from a trip to Zurich, you can bring a Swiss knife with a built-in fountain pen, flashlight, toothpick, scissors and an alarm clock. By the way, it weighs only 112 grams.