|General||Zurich, with 364,500 people, is the largest city in Switzerland. There are almost one million people living in the greater Zurich area. Zurich is located in the north of Switzerland and is situated on Lake Zurich.
Zurich is the financial center of Switzerland and is home to the stock exchange and a good number of national and international companies. In addition to national and international media agencies most of the national TV channels are also located in Zurich.
Zurich is also known as the ?portal to the Alps? due to its close proximity to resorts in the Swiss Alps. It is also the central hub of the Swiss-wide train network and has the biggest international airport in Switzerland and is therefore usually a tourists first stop upon arrival in Switzerland. For many years Zurich has been known as the city with the highest standard of living.
The official language of Zurich is German and while it is used on all official announcements and publications and almost everyone can speak it, the native language of the people is Swiss German. Along with German you can also hear French and English.
A lot of the more interesting sites in Zurich are located either on the lakefront or in the old town around the river. Some things not to miss include: Kunsthaus, one of the best Swiss art musuems. It includes works from Giacometti a modern sculpter and a surrealist painter from the 18th century named Fuseli; Langstrasse, the red light district in Zurich. In the past few years it has become one of the more happening places in the city. The Lake Promenade has a boardwalk that spans around 3 kilometers and halfway through there is a meadow where people tend to enjoy a sunny day. If you are a coffee drinker you will enjoy the Jacob Coffee Museum which desplays the evolution of coffee and the culture that developed around it. |
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