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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is situated in the central part of the country, on the north-west shore of the lake Zurich.
Recently Zurich has been rated as the city with the highest living standard world-wide, as well as the richest city in Europe. It is the administrative center of the canton of Zurich. Zurich has established itself as an important center of commerce and international banking center. The low tax rate makes it particularly attractive for many foreign companies. Here you can find offices of some of the world’s financial institutions and banking giants. Not surprisingly Zurich is a byword for the high living standard.
On the picture: Zurich /source: Shutterstock.com/
Zurich is defined not only as the financial, industrial and transportation capital but as well as the cultural capital of Switzerland. The city has a rich 7000 years history. It is believed that itas name originates from the Celtic word “turus”. Evidence for this word has been found on a tomb inscription dating from the Roman occupation in the 2nd century. The Romans called the city Turicum. The Zurich Main Station is one of the busiest train stations in the world. Its central location provides access to trains traveling to Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Germany and beyond. In addition, the station is part of the Rail City network and has over 200 hundred underground shops in which travelers can pick up souvenirs, snacks and other trinkets. Train connections between Lausanne and the rest of Europe are efficient, with high-speed trains coming to the city on almost every hour. There are very convenient traint connections between Zurich and the other parts of Switzerland. The French TGVs trains from Paris, the Pendolino trains from Milan and Venice, the ICE train from Cologne and a number of other fast trains travel on the route to Zurich daily.
On the picture: the Chinese garden in Zurich /source: Shutterstock.com/
Zurich is situated in a very scenic area, characterized by numerous ponds and wooded hills. The largest city in Switzerland stands exactly at the end of the river Limmat of Lake Zurich. In connection with its ancient Roman city Turicum emerged as a commercial center, which provides control over the river. Today Zurich continues to be an important transport hub. Here is located the biggest airport in Switzerland. Zurich is interesting and dynamic city, offering an impressive mix of attractions to its visitors. One of the main attractions if the chocolate factory Lindt, which is located just 5 kilometers from the city center – in the town Kilchberg. There you can can indulge in kilograms of sweets and it’s quite affordable.