"Zurich - Metropolis between lakes and mountains" Top 5 Page for this destination Zürich by HORSCHECK
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Since 2002 I have been to Zurich quite a few times for both holidays and business trips. It is the business centre of Switzerland, and among the world's leading financial cities.
Zurich is home to about 360.000 people, many of whom aren't Swiss. The river Limmat, the lake Zurichsee and the surrounding mountain chains with the Alps in the background give the city its worth living atmosphere.
The Old Town with its narrow alleys, old buildings and churches is probably the nicest area for a touristy stroll. In contrast to the Old Town the famous banking district offers many exclusive shops, department stores and cafes.
Zurich is well known for its efficient public transportation network, which mainly consists of trams and trolley buses. With Switzerland's busiest train station it is also a good starting point to explore the country by train.
"Well I feel like they're talking in a language I don't speak."
--- Chris Martin, Talk ---
- Pros:Gorgeous architecture and efficient public transportation system.
- Cons:Relative expensive compared to other Western European cities.
- In a nutshell:Metropolis between lakes and mountains.
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