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The world-renowned shopping boulevard was created after the construction of Zurich’s main railway station. At the point where city moats once were 150 years ago, nowadays it connects Lake Zurich with the main railway station, extending for a distance of 1.4 km. You will find numerous boutiques, department stores and watchmakers here and also the Paradeplatz – the Swiss banking centre. Bahnhofstrasse is popular with locals and visitors alike and is well worth a visit. You can take a relaxing stroll along the lake front in the summer or, come winter-time, enjoy the mulled wine or hot chocolate on offer at practically every street corner. From the Bahnhofstrasse, the Rennweg and the Augustinergasse will lead you to the picturesque historic centre of the city.
The Niederdorf Quarter is part of Zurich’s old historic centre. Locals affectionately refer to it as ‘Dörfli’, or little village, and often mean the entire district of Niederdorf and Oberdorf extending to Bellevue. Like the Limmatquai road that runs parallel to it, the Niederdorf is closed to vehicles. During the day, the many shops tucked away in the alleyways of this pedestrian zone are a temptation inviting you to come shopping. Come the evening, Niederdorf is transformed into an entertainment district whose bars and pubs are filled with a colourful mix of visitors of all kinds. At the end of August there is the popular ‘Dörflifäscht’, or village festival, featuring DJs, market stalls, tasty treats to eat, shows and attractions.
The Kunsthaus Zurich is an art museum and a visit to it is a must for all art lovers. It has one of the most important collections of modern art in Zurich and also stages various temporary exhibitions.
The Museum Rietberg takes visitors on a journey around the world. The treasures waiting to be discovered here range from the enchanting sculptures of Africa to Buddhist art from Asia and cult objects from the South Seas and America.
More than one hundred years old, the museum building resembles a fairy-tale castle. Behind its imposing walls the past comes to life. How did previous generations live, think and feel? The material heritage they left behind – handicrafts and mundane everyday objects – provides us with the answers, from prehistoric times to the present.
Suitable for large events as well as for small meetings and seminars. The Forum part of the arena has capacity for between 600 and 3,000 people. Naturally, the entire hall, covering an area of 3,900 m2, can be used for large-scale events. The Hallenstadion Conference Centre has function rooms ranging in size from 50 m2 to 700 m2 and can therefore cater for events of all kinds.
At Zurich Zoo you can see snow leopards in a rocky Himalayan environment, spectacled bears climbing in their mountainous cloud forest and primeval giant tortoises looking for food in the Masoala rain forest. It is a fragrant tropical oasis, a piece of Madagascar covering 11,000 square metres with a tree-top walk where you can discover flying foxes and butterflies.
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Der Lindenhof ist Schauplatz zahlreicher geschichtlicher Ereignisse. Im 4. Jahrhundert stand auf dem Lindenhof ein römisches Kastell und im 9. Jahrhundert baute der Enkel von Karl dem Grossen an dieser Stelle eine königliche Residenz. Bis in die frühe Neuzeit war der Platz Versammlungsort der Zürcher. 1798 wurde auf dem Lindenhof zum Beispiel der Eid auf die helvetische Verfassung geschworen.
In den reizvollen Säulengalerien des Stadthauses finden regelmässig Ausstellungen statt. Der Schwerpunkt liegt hierbei auf gesellschaftspolitischen Themen, oft mit Bezug auf Zürich und die Region. Es werden vorwiegend Fragestellungen beleuchtet, die aktuell für die Bewohner der Region und des Landes relevant sind.
The Zurich Opera House is one of the best in the world. In 2014 it received the Opera Company of the Year award at the International Opera Awards. Two hundred and fifty performances take place here every year. The international stars appearing here include Cecilia Bartoli, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Anna Netrebko, Emily Magee, Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, René Pape, Matti Salminen and Klaus Florian Vogt, as well as leading conductors such as Marco Armiliato, Fabio Luisi, Carlo Rizzi and many others.
The Chinese Garden
The Chinese Garden is located right beside the lake at the Zürichhorn and was a gift from Kunming, Zurich’s twinned town in China. At the centre is a pond with a small island, pavilions and even a small palace on the banks. It is classed as a temple garden and is one of the highest-ranking gardens outside of China.
Grossmünster (Great Minster)
The Grossmünster is an iconic Zurich landmark. Legend has it that the church was built over the graves of the city's patron saints, Felix and Regula.
Der Bezirk im Westen Zürichs ist voller Kontraste und besticht mit einem ungeschliffenen Charme. Wo einst Schiffe gebaut und Motoren zusammengeschraubt wurden, stehen heute Kunst, Design, Gastronomie, Kultur, Shopping und Architektur im Mittelpunkt. Die Fabriken sind weggezogen und hinterliessen enorm viel Raum, den sich Kreative zu Nutze gemacht haben.
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