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Zurich by Eurostar
Zurich is the biggest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. The city is located on the edge of Lake Zurich. The city has a population of close to half a million people and it has been an example of international influence.
The city was first settled about 7,000 years ago by the Romans. Zurich was able to gains its independence in the middle ages. Zurich is known for its religious influence and financial institutions including some of the world's most important banks. Low tax rates have helped to attract companies from around the globe. One of the wealthiest cities in the world, Zurich has many museums, art galleries, and monuments.
Zurich's financial influence has been traced as far back as 90 AD when it collected taxes at its border for the Roman Empire. A Roman castle was built in the early seventh century to protect the city. A city wall was built around the city to help protect the city and castle in the early twelve hundreds. In 1351, Zurich joined the Swiss Confederacy. The city eventually became the Federal capital in 1839.
Rapid developments began in the late eighteen hundreds that led to the construction of several organizations that still stand today. The Zurich Stock Exchange was created in 1877 and this led to its rapid financial growth over the next few decades. The city has some of the most beautiful land in all of Switzerland. Lake Zurich provides a backdrop that permits visitors to enjoy the hospitality of the this city.
The weather of this great city is very seasonal and visitors and inhabitants of the city can enjoy the best of all four seasons. The city is broken up into twelve districts that cover the wide variety of old and new parts of Zurich.
Travel to Zurich by Eurostar
The historic city of Zurich is easily accessed with Eurostar London to Zurich Train. The journey through Eurostar London Zurich Train is most convenient and stress free.Eurostar trainis the high-speed passenger train that connects people of London to Paris, Brussels, Lille and other top destinations of Europe. It is true that the Eurostar train journey is little bit more expensive than low budgeted flights and cheap ferry operator but the high-speed of 186mph, excellent on-board facilities and its punctuality make it the best mode of transport in Europe. It becomes easy to visit Zurich by Eurostar with one price as Eurostar has tied up with several train operating companies in UK.
You need to simply take Eurostar London Paris Gare Du Nord Train from London's St Pancras International Station to Paris Gare Du NordTrain Station. After that you need to take a 10 minute walk to Gare del Est Train station and take TGV Lyria Train service. The journey time for Eurostar Train to Zurich from London is around 10 hrs.
Attractions in Zurich
There are a great many historic places that people can enjoy when visiting this financial centre of Switzerland. Gardens, parks, museums, historic and religious sites, galleries, and zoos abound in this city.
Botanic Garden has a huge selection of living species from Caledonia and Africa. You can enjoy the many rare specimens that this garden enjoys. More than three million plants can be seen in this garden.
Urania Observatory allows people to see through a telescope to look at Zurich and the distant Alps. You can enjoy views of planets, stars, and galaxies. Since the observatory is located centrally in Zurich you can enjoy seeing all parts of the city and more. St. Peter's Church was built back in the thirteenth century on the bank of Lindenhof. This church is the oldest church in the city and has a clock face that is the largest in Europe. You can see the huge hands of the clock with a minute hand that is more than thirteen feet in length.
Eluntern Cemetery is where James Joyce is buried. Near the tomb for James Joyce is a unique statue of the author. People come from far and wide to view this statue dedicated to the author of Ulysses. Many other famous people are buried in this cemetery.
Zoological Garden contains more than twenty-two hundred animals. You can enjoy the aquarium and an open-air aviary. There are several houses to visit including the elephant house, ape house, terrariums, and the giant tortoise house. This is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Zunfthaus zur Meisen is one of the city's oldest guild halls. Wrought-iron gatehouse opens into the Munstehof. Most of the guild hall is dedicated to ceramics and porcelain of Zurich.
Fine Arts Museum is the home of many nineteenth and twentieth century paintings. The museum was founded in 1976 and today houses the largest collection of modern and classical arts. Many wonderful paintings are included in the collection including some from Marini, Picasso, Chagall, Bonnard, and Lipsshitz. Events in Zurich
The Zurich International Art show has work from five continents and exhibits a great variety of art work from paintings to sculptures, videos and photography.
Freestyle takes place every room in September and shows off the top BMX riders, skaters, skiers, and skateboarders.
Expovina is the city's largest wine exhibition that has thousands of visitors flocking aboard dozens of boats in the harbour for wine tasting. Do not miss this annual event each November that takes place on the fair waters of Lake Zurich. Blickfang allows people to enjoy fashion, homeware, and jewellery. International designers participate in displaying their wares and are often on tap to answer questions. Zurich Silvesterlauf takes place every December in the city. This race takes place through the streets of the city and allows more than ten thousand people to run on the roads that have been cleared of traffic.
Nightlife in Zurich
Zurich is rich in culture and has something for everyone to enjoy in the city. You can enjoy dancing, singing, music, and drinking.
Popular Nightclubs in Zurich
Jules Verne Bar
Hotels in Zurich
A large number of hotels located all over Zurich from the banks of Lake Zurich to the left and right banks of the city. Popular Hotels in Zurich
Bar Hotel Seehof
Hotel St. Gotthard
X-Tra Hotel Limmat
Hotel Goldenes Schwert
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