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2-Hour Zurich City Walking Tour
"During this downtown tour you'll stroll along the most famous street of Zurich the Bahnhofstrasse designed in the 19th century by the engineer Arnold Bürkli as luxury shopping street after Parisian model. You will enjoy the Lindenhof a unique city park the Grossmünster the Fraumünster with its Chagall's windows and the St. Peter's Church with the biggest clock face in Europe. After enjoying the walk along the river and the sights from the Lake Zurich
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The Great Tour of Zurich
"This tour shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings! Start with a guided city tour of Zurich which shows you the commercial center a section of the Old Town Fraumuenster Church with its famous Chagall windows historical Limmatquai and the university district. Drive along the Hoehenstrasse which offers spectacular views into the Alps we then drive to Rapperswil which is named the 'City of Roses'. The charming little town of Rapperswil offers unique attractions for visitors - the Rose Gardens the Castle the deer park on the Lindenhof and the picturesque Old Town.After a guided orientation tour and some time at leisure in Rapperswil
From CHF53.00
 
Engelberg - The Great Mountain Village
"An excursion to the ever popular summer and winter resort in the heart of Central Switzerland. Engelberg (Angel Mountain) was originally founded by the Benedictines and the imposing monastery dominates the center of the village. The Baroque style monastery church which houses the largest organ in Switzerland is open for visits to the public. Enjoy a 2 - 3 hour independent stay in this lovely mountain village to relax or stroll. Return by coach via Lucerne (some time at leisure) back to Zurich.""""Travel by deluxe coach to the resort town of Engelberg (Angel Mountain). You'll have time to wander around this pretty mountain village make sure you don't miss the Baroque-style monastery that houses the largest organ in Switzerland."
From CHF72.00

More Local Customs in Zürich

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Banking secrecy aka confidentiality, discretion

All the big Swiss banks are based in Zürich, and they all make huge profits thanks to their tradition of banking secrecy (Bankgeheimnis in German), which means that they never divulge the names of...
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A Wallace Fountain from Paris

In the middle of Zürich there is a Wallace Fountain just like the ones in Paris, with explanatory plaques in several languages.The explanation in English reads:"Fountain from Paris, 1870, to initiate...
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Luxemburgerli sweets

Luxemburgerli are Zurich traditional cake-sweets consisting of cream, butter, milk etcsourced from the Zurich region. Luxemburgerli were developed more then 50 years ago by confiserie Sprüngli. Local...
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Züri Fäscht: Switzerland's biggest public Festival

The "Züri Fäscht" is Switzerland's biggest public festival. It takes place every three years at the beginning of July around the Lake Zurich and throughout the city centre.Besides numerous funfairs,...
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Christmas markets

Zurich features several Christmas markets. One famous one is located in the railway station itself on two levels and in several passage ways. It is apparently the biggest indoor Christmas market in...
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Check local deals before trip

I always recommend to everyone travelling to Zurich to check for local deals before they leave. Dining in restaurants is extremely expensive in Zurich (and Switzerland generally). Therefore check for...
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National Holiday - bonfires and fireworks

Most of the districts of the city have their own celebrations in the evening of National Holiday. Sonja and her mum took me to the one in Seebach (a 10 minutes walk from my hotel). As you can see on...
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Swiss National Day, 1st August

Swiss National Day is on the first of August which is a holiday. In Zurich there is an official part with a small cortège through part of Bahnhofstrasse where you may see people in traditional...
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National Holiday - Parade

I happened to be in Zürich on August 1 - which is the Swiss National Holiday. The Swiss people are proud of their country - justified - and they show it. Thanks to my friend Sonja (yumyum) I got a...
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National Holiday - Folk Festival at Bürkliplatz

After the speech was given (or, to be honest, already during the speech :-)) the parade participants mingled with the visitors, these in return congratulated them on their beautiful garbs and...
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Roasted Chestnuts

There's a local custom that reminded me of home, at first, but when I had the chance to taste them (thank you Sonja) I found out that has nothing to do with Portuguese roasted chestnuts.These ones are...
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Bratwurst!

When living slightly outside of one of the allegedly most expensive cities of the world, one does not go that often to restaurants in town, even if Zürich has quite a choice of nice places.Ask the...
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Zuespa

Zuespa is a fair which is held annually at the "Zurich Messe" in Oerlikon. In 2009 they had their 60th anniversary.At the Zuespa which is always at the end of September/beginning of October for 10...
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Tirggel

Tirggel are a typical product of Zurich. In a few shops you will find them all year round but traditionally you buy them before Christmas or generally in the winter season. They are very thinly baked...
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Top Hotels in Zürich

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Rennweg 7, Zurich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland
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1 Talstrasse, Zurich, Zurich, 8022, Switzerland
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65 Kurhausstrasse, Zurich, Zurich, 8032, Switzerland
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Bahnhofplatz 7, Zurich, 8023, Switzerland
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Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland
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Am Weinplatz 2, Zurich, CH-8001, Switzerland
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Top Things to Do in Zürich

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Grossmünster Churche

Gross Munster known for its distinctive two towers , which can be climbed. , for the view.The Gross Munster is near the Rathaus., in the centre of Zurich. I thought the front door detail was...
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Uetliberg

From the train, it's only about a 15 minute stroll to the restaurant and lookout at the top. Great views down over the city and the lake and surrounding mountains. There's a quiet forest where...
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Bahnhofstrasse

Wallace Fountains is nice decoration of famous street. I already read about this statue in another places but even if people dont know about it there is nice description on statue itself. It is...
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Lindenhof

The "Lindenhof" on a hill close to the Rennweg, is one of Zürichs prettiest squares, named after the many linden trees that grow here and spend shade. The square was historically a place of public...
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Swiss National Museum

Photos: 1. Entrance to the museum 2. The archeological department on the ground floor 3. The museum as seen from across the river This is a large museum with numerous departments, all dealing in...
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Fraumünster Churche

The Fraumünster church is one of the major oldtown churches of Zürich. In the mid-9th century AD a monastery was established here, based around the church. Its main attraction today are five beautiful...
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"Zurich - Metropolis between lakes and mountains"
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