Tours in Zurich
The capital of the German-speaking part of Switzerland, the city of Zurich is known throughout the world as a major financial center. The expression "reliable, like in a Swiss bank" was born here, and for several centuries, local bankers have sacredly observed the traditions and kept the brand..
An ordinary traveler likes tours to Zurich for several different reasons. The city has many eye-catching architectural sights, its surroundings are an ideal backdrop for photo shoots, and local chocolate, cheeses and other delicacies can melt the ice even in the heart of an adherent of only steaks with blood..
History with geography
The city is considered the largest in Switzerland and lies in a valley on the shores of the lake of the same name. Records of Zurich include being recognized as the most expensive city on the planet and a silver prize in the world competition for the quality of life..
Zurich was founded in the 1st century BC, but as a city it was first mentioned in the 10th century. In the Middle Ages, it was an imperial city and was a member of the Swiss Union, and won financial fame in the middle of the 19th century.
The Alps stretch three dozen kilometers north of Zurich, and its undoubted decoration is the mirror of Lake Zurich.
Briefly about the important
- A direct flight from the capital of Russia to Zurich International Airport takes just over three and a half hours. Tour participants in Zurich can get to the city center by high-speed train, covering several kilometers in just 10 minutes.
- Guests who have bought a Zurich Card will be able to save money on moving around the city. The document gives the right to free admission to the vast majority of local museums, and a number of discounts in cafes and shops in the city..
- The mild climate and mountains that close the city from the winds guarantee the participants of tours to Zurich pleasant weather in any season. In winter, the air temperature can drop slightly below zero, but sunny days absolutely prevail over cloudy ones. In summer, the air warms up to +25, and the water in Lake Zurich allows you to swim comfortably.
Marc Chagall and his masterpieces
The Benedictine Abbey of Fraumünster was founded in the 9th century. The monastery received broad powers and even minted its own coins. Today, the building of the former abbey is famous among the participants of tours to Zurich for the stained glass windows of Marc Chagall that adorn the windows of the cathedral. While walking around the city, it is worth visiting the Church of St. Peter with the largest clock in the Old World and the Grossmünster, the towers of which can be called the hallmark of Zurich.