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Zürich Travel Guide

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Plan Your Zürich Vacation

Zürich, located by the Limmat River at the point where it emerges from the Zürichsee (Lake of Zürich), is a beautiful city with vistas of snowy mountains in the distance and a charming Altstadt (Old Town) made up primarily of medieval churches, guildhalls, and town houses. This rich banking center and bastion of Swiss-Germanism has actually become cool and found its voice with a vibrant restaurant,

art and design scene that offers lively counterpoints to its fascinating history.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. A dip into the Middle Ages Museum-perfect in their leaded-glass and Gothic-wood details, a dozen medieval guildhalls have been transformed into time-burnished restaurants.
  2. Extreme shopping Luxury-encrusted with noted shops, Bahnhofstrasse is also lined with banks to refill your empty wallets—the nearby Altstadt has other "Ring bell to enter" boutiques, one of which may have that $10,000 belt you've been looking for.
  3. Amazing architecture The Old Town and the Left Bank's Oberdorf and Niederdorf have barely changed since the 18th century—savor their pedestrians-only cobblestone streets, medieval churches, and see-and-be-seen outdoor cafés.
  4. The "Great Church" The Grossmünster lords over the city, both architecturally and psychologically, for here Ulrich Zwingli taught the city to buckle down, fear the Lord, and hail the Protestant work ethic in the 15th century.

When To Go

When to Go to Zürich

The temperate climate has four distinct seasons. Spring can be a maddening mix of brilliant sun and rain, which means colorful blossoms abound. Summ...

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