Zurich, the gateway to Switzerland

By NH | 17:26

Zurich, the gateway to Switzerland

 

It is the main entrance, the front door of Switzerland with a complete cultural and leisure offerings. The Swiss economic engine is one of the easiest destinations from anywhere. The international airport has more than 150 connections to major cities in the world. It is located only ten minutes by train from the city center. There, the station, one of the main railway hubs of Europe, also opens the door to the rest of the country: the Jungfrau mountains, with five thousand feet, the ski slopes of Adelboden, the beautiful city of Interlaken, built in between two lakes, fascinating Lucerne, the capital Bern, the Italian style Lugano or the international Geneve. Zurich is next to everywhere. So it used to be the first destination for tourists and visitors in Switzerland.

Built on the end of the Limmat River, in Lake Zurich, Grossmunster church, with its two huge Romanesque twin towers, is one of the most iconic images of the city with the snowy Alps in the background. The city is a major European shopping gallery. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, was just 150 years ago the moat wall of Zurich. Today it is the most visited streets where international luxury brands try to get a spot. But Zurich is not only a showcase for the top fashion brands, luxury and accessories. In recent years, new designers created their own brands from scratch or even waste. Freitag is an example. Is the brand of a city where old tarps containers were converted on bags and fashion accessories. It is a symbol of modernity today.

The city is also a premier cultural destination. Zurich, with 366,000 inhabitants, has more than 50 museums, 14 of them dedicated to art. The Art Gallery, the Kunsthaus, one of the largest in the country, shows works as Monet’s Water Lilies, the Gates of Hell by Rodin and collections by Edvard Munch. The B├╝hrle Foundation also competes with works by Tintoretto, Canaletto, El Greco, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.

In addition to the galleries, luxury and art, Zurich is also the city with the largest billboard music party activities in Switzerland. Each August the city celebrates the Street Parade, the most recognized techno party in the world. The famous nightclub Kaufleuten, one of the largest in the city, remains as the epicenter of the nightlife in Switzerland, but also other clubs as Mascotte, the oldest in town, is an excellent option with music from the eighties.

 

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