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Zurich: Where Old World Charm Meets Modern Luxury


 

Zurich is a prominent cosmopolitan city with something remarkable around every corner for curious visitors, such as ancient buildings, attractive parks, dynamic squares, and a laid-back environment. The city is located on Lake Zurich and is also tantalisingly close to the Swiss Alps, with vistas of its breathtaking scenery. Zurich is clean, transportation is efficient, and most things work smoothly. Swiss public transportation is clean, safe, and efficient, making it a good choice for moving around the city.The system comprises trams, buses, cable cars, and boats, and tickets are bought before boarding from vending machines. The Old Town, Lakeside promenade, train station, and many nearby sites are also worth exploring on foot. Without a question, Zurich is a fantastic destination. It is a must visit destination on every traveller’s list. So for your convenience we have made a list of some must visit places that you should absolutely add to your travelling journal. And if you decided to choose us as your travelling partner we would provide you with your very own customised itineraries.


  • Lake Zurich

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Lake Zurich is one of Switzerland's largest and also most stunning lakes, with panoramic vistas of the steel grey mountain ranges in the distance, their peaks covered with snow. The lake, which extends to the south-east of Zurich, is the result of the Linth River, which originates in the Glarus Alps glaciers. The lake flows that go through the city are called Limmat, the lower at Seedamm is called Rapperswil, and the upwards is called Obersee. Lake Zurich is surrounded from both sides by a wooded range of hills, with Albis and Zimmerberg hills on the south and Pfannenstiel hills on the north. The smooth slopes of the lake's shores are adorned with aromatic wineries and orchards, which add to its charm. Lake Zurich, which borders the city of Zurich to the west, is a major tourist destination today. People from all around the world, as well as locals, come here to relax and enjoy the day in solitude. The softly rocking waves, combined with lethargy and good dining, have become synonymous with holiday in Zurich. The finest thing you might do is rent a boat and explore the virgin lake's unspoiled remote banks.


  • Fraumünster Church

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Fraumunster Church, situated on the west bank of Limat, is one of Zurich's most well-known attractions. Its presence to a natural rushing river to Grossmunster adds to its allure. Fraumunster is a well-known historical name that dates back to the 9th century. Today, this structure serves as a Parish church to one of the city's several reformed Parishes. As you enter this room, you will be charmed by its five stained-glass windows, which were created by Marc Chagall in 1960. These 10 metre high windows with varied colour themes appear best in the early morning sunlight. Another feature that distinguishes this lovely church from the rest is its beautiful clock tower topped by a blue spire. The main entry to the church is through a little hidden door in the steeple. When you arrive at this location, either marvel its architectural splendour or pray to the Lord Christ. You can also explore into the church's rich history or take in the strange sights of its environment. Fraumunster Church was built on the ruins of an imperial abbey built for Louis the German's adored daughter. The church has surely attracted the attention of many visitors due to its fascinating history, unusual architecture, and alluring location. So, if you are considering a trip here soon, here is everything you need to know.


  • Bahnhofstrasse

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Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's little but commanding street, is centred on premium fashion labels, Swiss chocolate shops, welcoming cafes, art exhibitions, and much more. This lavish Zurich main street is well renowned as one of Europe's most exclusive and luxurious shopping arcades, ranking third on the global list. So, if you enjoy shopping and enjoy international brands such as Apple, Chanel, Cartier, Gucci, Hekket, H&M, Burberry, Dior, and Manor, among others, this is the place for you! The avenue is only around 1.4 kilometres long and can be traversed in about 20 minutes on foot, but the desire to stroll through and through all those attractive stores will not let you walk by! Aside from superb fashion and every aspect of style, this sought-after Zurich street is particularly appreciated for its architectural design. Inspired by 19th-century design and architecture, the boulevard scarcely contains any modern cast of buildings, preserving the authentic Victorian flavour to entice visitors from far and wide. Nothing can be stated about this beautiful town street, but one thing is certain: everything here is a visual treat. Come here once or twice; the memorable taste and atmosphere will stay with you for the rest of your life.


  • Uetliberg

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Uetliberg is a well-known peak in the Swiss Plateau, situated at the northern terminus of the Albis chain in the district of Zurich, Switzerland. The peak is regarded as the finest point of the Albis hill range because it offers a bird's-eye view of Zurich, the Zurich lake, and the alps Alps. The very same reason explains why this spectacular mountain, which stands at 2850 feet above the sea level, is a popular tourist destination. Uetliberg, located on the border among both Zurich and Stallikon, provides visitors with unobstructed views. To get to the top, you must first finish a 10-minute trail that leads to the peak, where the hotel is located. Tourists can indulge in a wide range of sports at the summit of this summit, including hiking, biking, camping, and paragliding. Bike tours are usually enjoyable; the site refers to them as Toptrek Touren. Also, lodging in Uetliberg is free, and it is unquestionably the best aspect of the trip since the night sky is filled with gleaming stars. Another alternative is to climb the observation tower for a more stunning, panoramic view of Zurich, allowing you to see Alps and magnificent mountains regardless of whether the sky is cloudy.\


  • Zurich Zoo

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Zoo Zurich, tucked among the lush foliage of a tropical forest, is the ideal retreat from the monotony of city life and a thrilling engagement with exotic species. This zoo could've been located in Zurichberg, Switzerland, in the Fluntern district. The zoo, popularly known as the Zurich Zoologischer Garten, has been in its current location since 1929. The tropical variety of more than 380 species, which increases to at least 2,200 birds and animals in total, is exclusively responsible for the zoo's popularity. Among all these animals is the Galapagos gigantic turtle, which has been a tenant of the zoo Nigrita for 73 years. When exploring the zoo, you must tour all of its areas, including all the largest quadrangle, 'Lewa Savannah,' which houses rhinos, giraffes, and zebras. The zoo's 'Masoala Rainforest' is also a fantastic place to see geckos, turtles, snakes, parrots, and many other rainforest animals. You should not overlook the 'Australian Enclosure,' where you can see koalas, kangaroos, perenties, and emus, and the 'Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park,' which allows you to see eight Asian elephants. The zoo also features a 'Aquarium' with 70 different kinds of fish, a 'Mongolian Steppe' with Bactrian camels, tamed yaks, and cashmere goats, and a 'Pantanal' with capybaras, squirrel monkeys, giant anteaters, and other creatures and animals. Experience all of these habitats, including the 'Zoolino,' during your visit to the Zurich Zoo to enjoy a fascinating and memorable experience among the unique creatures from all over the planet.


A comfortable café is a terrific way to start the day, and Niederdorf, often known as the "small hamlet," is a fantastic place to discover one because of its serpentine pedestrianised alleys. You would never want to visit Switzerland without trying some good chocolate, and some companies to look out for include Lindt, Frey, and Camille Bloch. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes is a local delicacy that consists of sliced veal in a cream sauce and is accompanied with Rösti (Swiss potato pancake). Muesli was established in Switzerland as a healthful meal, and delicious bratwurst with crusty bread is a favourite street-food option.






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