Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Switzerland - Zurich

Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland is a major business center in Europe. It is also an important center as the cultural capital of Switzerland. The two museums of Kunsthaus and the Rietberg, act as important centers of Art. Zurich has a lot of churches, museums and since it is an important business center, there are over 400 pubs and bars.

A day trip to Zurich is more than enough from a tourist's point of view. Main attractions:

  • Kunsthaus Museum has a large collection of classic modern art from around the world
  • Church of St Peter has the largest clock face (8.7 mt) built in 1534
  • Church of Grossmunster which was built around 820
  • Church of Fraumunster built in 874
  • Lindenhof which is site of Roman and Medieval castle near St Peters
  • Lake Zurich, the lake side is abuzz with lots of activity on weekends and in the evenings

If you really want to see the financial district, you can head to Parade-Platz in the middle of Bahnhofstrasse.
The most famous areas for night life are Niederdorf and Langstrasse with bars, restaurants and lounges.
Here are a few pictures of Zurich:

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