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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. There is population of more than a million people in the metropolitan area. And although Zurich is the capital of the country in the areas of commercial and cultural center, the political center of Switzerland lies in Bern. Zurich is considered a global city and is a wonderful place for tourists to visit in order to experience the Alps, the Swiss countryside, and the famous cuisine of the area. Zurich is also a city that was named to have the best quality of life in the whole world, so itís a great place to live as well as visit.

While exploring Zurich, you will not be able to go on the Bahnhofstrasse without going into one of the many discount and luxury shops. This is the main street for shopping, so if you are ready to spend some money, the shops on the Bahnhofstrasse are ready to sell to you jewelry, clothing, shoes, and so much more.

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If you want to spend the day out in the countryside, there are a variety of tours that you can take in order to explore Switzerlandís famous Heidi country, the Alps, and the rolling hills of the countryside. You will even be able to take a tour that shows you the Alps all while indulging in the famous cheese and chocolate that Switzerland is known for. You can also check out the many attractions inside the city, whether on a tout or on your own.

If you have the feeling that you need to get out and dance, the Zurich nightlife scene is perfect for those who want late nights and good times. You will have a range of choices for nightlife activities, including taking in a show at the opera house, drinking in a quite lounge, sipping a beer in a lively pub, or dancing to the wee morning hours in one of the largest nightclubs in the country.

Food is also an important part of experiencing all there is in Switzerland. You can get a cheap, filling meal at one of the pubs or you can check out some of the specialty restaurants with great themes and atmosphere. Any time that you go to a new country, you will always want to check out the native cuisine and Switzerland is not different. If you come to Zurich, the first thing you will want to get is a cup of hot chocolate in one of the made cafes in the area.

Zurich is a wonderful European city that you will love to spend time in. No matter what activities and sights you decide to see, you will always remember the picturesque setting and the cool, friendly people that surround you wherever you go.

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Zurich Interesting Facts

  • Zurich Switzerland suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Zurich Switzerland had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Zurich is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Readerís Digest ranked Zurich as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Zurich has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Zurich Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Zurich authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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