Archive for April 9th, 2011


Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, in terms of population (some 364,500 in the city proper and close to one million in the agglomeration area), area, number of large companies, busiest airport and main station. However, it is not the capital. That honor falls to Berne. Anyway, Zurich has been continuously ranked as the city with the highest living standard world-wide and due to its cosmopolitan population it is among the most worthwhile travel destinations. The city features a beautiful old city, the famous Lake Zurich, an an impressive esplanade along Limmat River. However, tourists should notice the freaking price level (e.g. scoop of ice cream 3 euro, bratwurst 5.50 euro, small beer 4.20, small Starbucks coffee 5 euro).

Lake Zurich


Old City

Swiss German bakery

View across Zurich's old city and the Limmatquai street

Panorama view with Limmat (river) in front

Sunset at Limmat

Zurich main station


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