Zurich, city by the lake


Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and sits at the edge of Lake Zurich (read here more info about the lake) and sits high in the Swiss Alps.

Lindenhof is the city’s historic and geographic centre. The city is a hub of finance for both Switzerland and other countries in the world.

Places to visit include the Zurich Museum of Art, which holds the largest collections of classic modern art in the world; Swiss National Museum which has exhibits on the cultural; and historical background of the country; Rietberg MuseumMuseum of DesignTram Museum, and Guild Houses located along the Limmat River.

Three important churches to visit include the GrossmunsterFraumunster, and St. Peterwhich has the largest church clock face in Europe.

Cultural activities in Zurich include the Zurich Film Festival which is an important upcoming international film festival staged annually. The city is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic and is served by the Zurich Airport and theZurich Hauptbahnhof which is the largest in Switzerland.

Switzerland is famous for its cheese and fondue is a traditional dish of the country. Adler’s Swiss Chuchi serves both fondue and raclette which is melted cheese with ham and potatoes. Sternen Grill is the city’s most famoussausage stand which also serves vegetarian options.


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