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    These days the largest city in Switzerland is known for two things above all else: a high quality of life (the city consistently comes out near the top of those annual ‘best place to live’ surveys) and banking, which both Zurich and the rest of the country are abundant in to the point of obsession. The banking might be dull, but then again, it’s probably a major contributor to that quality of life.

    Of course, for the casual tourist neither of these things is of particular interest, and its architecture lovers who’ll find the quaint sights of the city center the biggest draw. A mammoth selection of aging churches, many of them dating back more than a millennia, is one of the key attractions, with the skyline dripping with spires. Recently, Zurich has taken an eye to design, in both the pricey boutiques and a selection of enticing museums.

    The Haus Konstruktiv is a new conceptual art site housed in a power station, promoting a highly abstract brand of modern art, while the Museum of Design Zurich focuses on internationally significant pieces of poster design and applied art. Those with a more traditional taste in museums might prefer offerings like the Uhrenmuseum Beyer (a history of clocks, accompanying the nearby largest clock face in Europe, attached to St Peter’s) or the Swiss National Museum.

    The old-world vibes of the city’s heart are a major draw, but you’ll find still more alluring sights around the region, like the castle (and views from) Lindenhof Hill or in exploring the full extent of the mammoth Lake Zurich. Head a little further afield and you’ll find a plethora of high-end ski resorts, the Hollgrotten (dripstone caves, a colorful underground world of water-formed columns) and boat tours or water sports across a huge array of enticing – if freezing cold – lakes.

    Zurich is one of the most expensive spots in Europe, and also lacks that one stand out attraction that makes it a must see. Problematic though that is, many visitors love the city for its mix of well-maintained history and cutting edge modernity.
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    • Polybahn funicular
      0.17 Km from Zürich
      The Polybahn, also known as the UBS Polybahn, is a funicular railway in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. The line links the Central square with the terrace by the main building of ETH Zürich, which was formerly called Eidgenössisches Polytechnikum, and from which the railway derives its name. Previous names for the line include the SBG Polybahn and the Zürichbergbahn. The line is owned by the banking group UBS AG, and operated on their behalf by the municipal transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe ...
    • Urania Sternwarte
      0.32 Km from Zürich
      Urania Sternwarte is a public observatory in the Lindenhof quarter of Zürich, Switzerland. Its name Urania refers to the muse of astronomy in Greek mythology.
    • Jelmoli
      0.44 Km from Zürich
      Jelmoli is a department store in Zurich, Switzerland. It is one of the oldest and best known in the world. It introduced features such as no-haggle pricing and a mail order catalog. It is located along the famous Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.
    • Haus Konstruktiv
      0.86 Km from Zürich
      Haus Konstruktiv, the Foundation for Constructive and Concrete Art, was founded by private individuals in 1986. From 1987 to spring 2001 it was located at Seefeldstrasse 317 in the outer Seefeld area of Zurich and was known as the "House for Constructive and Concrete Art". It is now situated in new premises close to the centre of Zurich at Selnaustrasse 25, in a former power station. The foundation promotes "constructive, concrete, and conceptual art and design".
    • Bauschänzli
      1.03 Km from Zürich
      Bauschänzli is a town square and a public park in Zürich, Switzerland. It is part of the northern extension of the Seeuferanlage promenades that were built between 1881 and 1887. Bauschänzli is, among the neighbored Schanzengraben moat and the Katz bastion, one of the last remains of the Baroque fortifications of Zürich, that was begun in 1642. Since 1907 the island is used as a restaurant, nevertheless, being officially a public square and park.
    • Ristorante Cooperativo
      1.08 Km from Zürich
      The Ristorante Cooperativo, colloquially known as Coopi, is a restaurant in Zürich, Switzerland, known for its association with 20th-century left-wing political figures as well as the anti-fascist, trade union and Italian immigrant movements in Switzerland. The restaurant's roots are in the Società Cooperativa Italiana Zurigo, founded by Italian immigrants in 1905 for "furthering Socialist cooperation". Apart from a library, the society also founded the Ristorante Cooperativo to allow ...
    • Volkshaus
      1.10 Km from Zürich
      The Volkshaus, which is located in Zürich, Switzerland, is a multi-purpose building with a 1,200-seat concert hall at its core. New Order performed at the venue during a European tour on April 2, 1984. The concert was entirely broadcast on DMS3-FM radio. Kraftwerk performed at the venue during a European tour on October 3, 1976 and during their The Mix Tour on November 26, 1991. Their last concert was partially broadcast on radio and fairly well bootlegged afterwards. Pet Shop Boys performed at ...
    • Baur au Lac
      1.12 Km from Zürich
      The Baur au Lac or Bauer au Lac is a luxury hotel in Talstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland. As of 2015, it has operated as a hotel for more than 170 years.
    • Tonhalle, Zürich
      1.23 Km from Zürich
      The Tonhalle Zürich is a concert hall in Zurich, home to the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, one of Switzerland's leading orchestras. The 1455-seat hall, located at Claridenstrasse 7 in Zurich, was inaugurated in 1895 by Johannes Brahms. The hall is considered to be "acoustically superb". Since 1939, it is part of the building complex Kongresshaus Zürich.
    • Zürich Tram Museum
      3.11 Km from Zürich
      The Zürich Tram Museum (German: Tram-Museum Zürich) is a transport museum in the Swiss city of Zürich, specialising in the history of the Zürich tram system. The main museum site is located at the former tram depot Tramdepot Burgwies. The museum also maintains a workshop at the much smaller former tram depot of Wartau. The tram museum is run by an association, the Verein Tram Museum Zürich, which has some 500 members, and is responsible for looking after the exhibits of the museum. The tram cars...

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    • Überland Str. 129
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      Überland Str. 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
    • Swissport Lost & Found
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      Swissport Lost & Found, Zurich Airport (ZRH), Swissport Lost & Found, Arrival 1, 8058 Flughafen Zürich, Switzerland
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      Zurich Airport, 8058 Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland
    • Schaffhauserstrasse 123
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      Schaffhauserstrasse 123, 8400 Zürich, Switzerland
    • Schaffhauserstrasse 2
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      Schaffhauserstrasse 2, 8222 Beringen, Switzerland
    • Schaffhausen
      Schaffhausen is a city in Northern Switzerland and the capital of the Swiss Kanton with the same name. It has a population of 35,000 inhabitants and it's located near the German border.

      It was mistakenly bombed by the USAF during WWII thinking that this was Germany, but there are many remains of its renaissance past (buildings, towers and doors from the 18th Century). Over the medieval Old Town of Schaffhausen looms the imposing Munot fortress.

      The most remarkable touristic point of Schaffhausen is the Rheinfall located in Neuhausen, the point where the Rhine River was born. It is a spectacular waterfall which deserves your visit.
      Schaffhausen, Switzerland
    • Lucerne
      Aside from being the spot where William Tell allegedly demonstrated his archery skills by nearly decapitating his son (and, fortunately, hitting a carefully balanced apple instead), Lucerne has few claims to fame that stretch beyond picturesque, old-world beauty and a truly striking location.

      In travel, of course, location is everything, and most people who drop in on this town do so with the intention of strapping on their hiking boots or kitting up their mountain bike before heading for the hills. Lucerne has plenty of its own charms, though, most of them in the pure ‘Swiss village-ness’ of it all. The impressive Chapel Bridge has become a symbol of Lucerne, though the version you’ll find now is a replacement for the original, which burnt down in 1993. Inside the delicate wooden struts of the structure you’ll find images of 12th century life in Lucerne, a charming taste of local history.

      Elsewhere you’ll find most eyes are on the mountains: Lucerne has its own glacier gardens, alpine flower garden and boat tours that head to the base of the nearby mountains and provide impressive, close up panoramas. Mount Pilatus is so close to the town that it seems to almost hover over the center, and can be ascended by breathtakingly steep cog railway for still more intense panoramas. If you do manage to avoid the draw of the mountains for a day or two, Lucerne’s compact old town is a maze of delicate passageways that seem to have changed little over the years, as well as being home to an artistic bent – many of the walls are coated in color, with local artists depicting anything from rural scenes to offbeat, colorful modern art.

      Whether you see the city as another semi-urban gateway into the glorious Swiss Alps, or you’re here for the place itself, Lucerne certainly has plenty to offer given its modest size. If you enjoy a sense of history blended with a difficult to match small-town, old-world feel and plenty of snowy peaks, you’ll find Lucerne the perfect spot.
      Lucerne, Switzerland

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 0.3 137.9 32.5 54.3
    Feb 0.9 119.4 33.6 47
    Mar 3.8 132.5 38.8 52.2
    Apr 7.3 140.8 45.1 55.4
    May 12.1 154.7 53.8 60.9
    Jun 15.2 197.2 59.4 77.6
    Jul 17 194.4 62.6 76.5
    Aug 16.5 185.1 61.7 72.9
    Sep 13.5 145.4 56.3 57.2
    Oct 9 120.5 48.2 47.4
    Nov 4.3 117 39.7 46.1
    Dec 1.1 153.3 34 60.4

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      • Face the majestical Old charm of the beautiful city!
        For those who are looking to get a proper feel of history in Zurich, they must visit the ‘Old Town’. Aptly named, it is a very old part of Zurich and dates back to medieval times. By stepping into Old Town will make you feel like you were transported back in time. There you can visit Muhlesteg Footbridge, renowned for the love locks attached to it and have a lovely time. The oldest Parish church St. Peter is another piece of history and has the largest clock face in all of Europe. You can, to this day, see the original 9th-century foundation walls and marvel how it withstood the test of time. Close to old town is the Swiss National Museum. This cultural museum is frequented by everyone and; alongside is displayed the beautiful garden and chateau. Visiting Zurich without seeing the Swiss National Museum is absolutely unthinkable. The Museum of Art is another museum worth a visit. Along with its collection of Swiss artists, you can also find the work of noble names like Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall and Monet, hanging in the museum.

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        - Take a boat
        - You can also plan picnics on the island of Lutzelau and make a relaxing day out of it.
        - Lindenhof is an elevated park with shady trees and ample benches for a lazy time
        - The Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich can be an amazing place to visit
        - The view from Uetliberg Mountain is the best in all of Zurich
        - Hike to the Käferberg summit
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