About for Zürich
Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. The municipality has approximately 430,000 inhabitants, the urban area (agglomeration) 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 83 million. Both the Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Permanently settled for over 2,000 years, Zürich was founded by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum.
The official language is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect, Zürich German.
Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum, the Kunsthaus and newer Theater 11 in Oerlikon. Schauspielhaus Zürich is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.
Zurich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centres despite having a relatively small population. The city is home to many financial institutions and banking companies. Many of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated in the Greater Zurich area and the low tax rates and canton funding subsidies attract overseas companies to set up their headquarters or finance treasury services in the city.
Let’s explore 15 things to do in Zürich
- Eat Fondue
- Photograph the Gerold Gucci Umbrellas
Stay in a historic hotel in Zurich
- Explore the old town
- Take a dip at Thermalbad & Spa
- Eat Sausage at Zueghauskeller
- Go inside the glass biodomes at the Botanical Gardens
- Relax on the patio of Frau Gerolds Garten
- See the Chagall Windows
- Visit Lucerne
- Swiss Alps, cheese & chocolate tour
- Drink whiskey at the Old Crow
- Take a boat on the Limmat River
- Go on a Swiss Banking tour
- Ride a cable car for the perfect view of Zürich