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Zurich is located near the tip of Lake Zurich, in the north central part of Switzerland. It is Switzerland’s largest city and has been ranked as the top city to live in by several world surveys looking at quality of life. Zurich is also one of the wealthiest cities in Europe.
Zurich is known as a world financial centre with many banks and banking institutions headquartered here, including most of the prominent Swiss banks. The Swiss Stock Exchange is also found in Zurich which is now ranked as the fourth most important stock exchange on a worldwide basis. UBS, Credit Suisse, Swiss Re, and Zurich Financial Services are some of the notable financial corporations with headquarters in Zurich. In addition to banking and finance, the city is also home to a variety of national and international corporations including ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies. There are many buildings letting executive suites in Zurich.
Entertainment And Dining Out
For sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants most of the attractions in Zurich are located around the Limmat River, near the main railway station. Here in the old town you will find high-end shopping and a variety of interesting historical sites, such as the site of a Roman castle and the Carolingian Imperial Palace. Also of note is the Fraumuster Church which was built around 874 and contains stained glass windows by Chagall. If you are looking for a fine museum be sure to visit the Zurich Museum of Art called the Kunsthaus Zurich, which houses multiple art collections including modern art by Picasso and Munch. When it comes to dining out visitors have lots of options including A l’Opera which is located in the Hotel Ambassador and features an elegant fixed price cuisine with entrees such as veal steak with an olive breading in lime sauce, and an arctic filed with olives, sour cream, and sauced with strawberries. The ingredients are fresh and local. Another dining suggestion is the Cantinetta Antinori, which serves Italian cookery, fine wine, and lots of truffles.
To reach the city by air use the Zurich Airport, this is on the outskirts of the city proper in the town of Kloten. The airport has an underground railway station with lines running directly into Zurich as well as to other Swiss cities. Visitors to Zurich will find excellent public transport services all around Zurich including the popular trams, buses, and local trains. The city is connected to Berne and Lausanna by the A1 and also has direct links to Lucerne, Basel, Zug and Winterthur via other major motorways.