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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, located in the northern part of the country with around 434.000 inhabitants (2021). It is definitely worth a visit when in Switzerland or Europe in general. It is known for its stunning scenery, historic landmarks, and cultural attractions. The city sits on the banks of the Limmat River, which flows into Lake ZurichThe city has a rich cultural scene because of the numerous museums, galleries, and theaters. For instance, Kunsthaus Zurich is one of Switzerland’s most famous art museums and houses a large collection of modern art. In addition, the Zurich Opera House, right next to the lake is also a popular destination for music and theater lovers.

Besides Zurich being a nice tourist destination with your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend, the city is also known for its financial institutions. Zurich is often referred to as the banking capital of Switzerland. The city is home to the Swiss Stock Exchange and the headquarters of many international banks and financial institutions. Aside from finance, Zurich is also a hub for technology and innovation. The city is home to numerous research and development centers, including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Hence if you don’t agree with me Zurich being a nice city trip, you can definitely earn some money here instead! 

Finally, Zurich is also known for its outdoor activities. The nearby Alps offer plenty of hiking, skiing, and other outdoor sports opportunities which you can easily visit from Zurich. In the summer, the lake is a popular spot for swimming, boating, and other water sports. There is something to do here for everyone!

When in Zurich, I propose to:
  1. Explore the Old Town (Altstadt): The Old Town is a charming and historic district of Zurich with narrow cobblestone streets, medieval buildings, and numerous cafes and shops. You can also visit the Grossmünster, Fraumünster, and St. Peter’s, all located in the Old Town.
  2. Visit museums and galleries: Zurich is home to a number of museums and galleries, including Kunsthaus Zurich, the Swiss National Museum, and the Museum of Design. These museums offer exhibitions on everything from modern art to Swiss history.
  3. Take a stroll along Lake Zurich: The beautiful Lake Zurich offers picturesque views of the city and the Alps in the distance. You can take a relaxing stroll along the lake shore or rent a boat to explore the lake.
  4. Take a day trip to the Swiss Alps: Zurich is located close to the Swiss Alps, and you can take a day trip to explore this beautiful region. There are numerous hiking, skiing, and sightseeing options in the Alps.
  5. Enjoy Swiss cuisine: Zurich is known for its delicious cuisine, including cheese fondue, raclette, and chocolate. You can try these local dishes at one of the city’s many restaurants or cafes.
  6. Take a boat tour of the city: A boat tour of Zurich offers a unique perspective of the city, allowing you to see many of its landmarks from the water.
  7. Visit the Zurich Opera House: The Zurich Opera House is a stunning building located near Lake Zurich. It offers a variety of performances throughout the year, including opera, ballet, and theater.
Zurich, Switzerland
View over the Grossmunster, Zurich, Switzerland.
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View from the Lindenhof

One of the places that I can recommend the most in Zurich if you’re looking for a nice view and chill afternoon is the Lindenhof. The Lindenhof is a historical site located in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland. It is a small hill that overlooks the Limmat river and the old town of Zurich. The Lindenhof actually has a long and fascinating history, dating back to the Roman era when it served as a fortified settlement. Nowadays, the only remaining evidence of the castle is a small Romanesque chapel that was built on the site in the 11th century. The Lindenhof is a popular public park, surrounded by narrow streets, charming cafes and restaurants. It offers a beautiful view of the city, and is a great spot to relax, have a picnic, and enjoy the stunning scenery of Zurich.

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The Swiss Cuisine

When you visit Zurich and Switzerland, make sure to check out the Swiss cuisine! Often characterized by a mix of French, German, and Italian influences, but always forgotten that it owns its own unique traditions as well! Some of the most famous Swiss dishes include fondue and raclette, which are both melted cheese dishes typically served with bread and potatoes.

Other popular Swiss dishes include Rösti, a crispy fried potato dish often served as a side dish; Zürcher Geschnetzeltes, a veal and mushroom dish served with a creamy sauce; and Älplermagronen, a hearty pasta dish with potatoes, cheese, and cream. Lastly, Swiss chocolate is also famous around the world and is often considered some of the best chocolate available.

Overall, Swiss cuisine is known for its hearty, comforting dishes and high-quality ingredients, making it a popular choice for food lovers around the world. I wanted to spend a small paragraph on this because it is worth trying out for sure!

Do not forget the Swiss adapter!

As in the UK, Switzerland and thus Zurich also uses a different electricity plug-in. I’m sure this will come in handy during your visit to keep track of what happens on the internet 😉