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Zurich is situated in the northern part of Switzerland on Lake Zurich, and has 380,500 inhabitants (2008).The city is the capital of the canton of Zurich, and is considered to be the most important economic, industrial and commercial center. It is also Switzerland’s largest city.
From Zurich has a wonderful view over the Swiss Alps, and the city is rich in history, architecture and culture. In the old town you will find most tourist attractions – the old houses, winding streets, shops and antique shops as well as many beautiful fountains.
The most popular sights of Zurich’s Opera House from 1891, the concert hall “Tonhalle” in 1895, the Fine Arts “Kunsthaus” – with paintings and sculptures, the National Museum with its cultural and historical exhibition, Rietberg Museum – the exhibition of statues and paintings of such Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and St. Peter’s Church – one of the four largest churches in the old town, famous for its large dial on the clock tower.
For children, families, the city offers attractions like the zoo, toy museum, circus museum and parks and gardens.
The city’s airport – Flughafen Zürich – located 17 miles north of downtown.