Zurich means for tourists primarily city of Limmat River and slightly high, but more beautiful historic centre. But for the Swiss is primarily of financial capital across the country. If Zurich fell down, and would fell the all Swiss economy, almost as famous as their watches.
And so it is no wonder, that the city of Zurich is also known as a city of bankers and its inhabitants called financiers of modern time.
Yachts and luxury cars
But let's see it as layman. The first indication that being a resident of Zurich is not financially very simple is for curious and meditated men evident immediately in the port near Zurich Lake. Whenever the wind blows just a little (which is quite often), swarm to the surface hundreds of yachts, their white flags appear in the glow of the sun as a peaceful army of shy foot soldiers. But make no mistake - no soldier would not eat that much as many as owners of the most luxurious of these beauties had to pay to keep it. Moreover if you listen how sunbathing people talk on the benches around, we´ll understand that having a yacht is for mid situated inhabitant of Zurich as essential as for normal mortals to have a breakfast tea and croissant with butter. Better-off people and those are, believe me in Zurich enough, add even more luxurious Porsche or at least Alfa Romeo very popular in Switzerland, preferably in a convertible.
Countryside include Swiss
By the way - when we talk about the inhabitants of Zurich, we mean primarily the nature of his surroundings. Swiss leaves busy city streets to foreigners, who pay for renting a small apartment in the centre from 1500 until about 5000 francs a month. Taking into account that for example a teacher from abroad in Zurich earns about 5,000 francs a month, it is quite a lot. But it must be counted in this city - foreigners are not welcome, but there are a lot, and they are tolerated by locals. From the Swiss, who are very well equipped with many world languages but they are separated.
Drinking nights shorter than days
There it is also very little likely that in the crowded bars in the centre of talk with a native Swiss. Apart from a few stray youngsters aspiring to embrace any lady - even then issued in one of many enlightened windows in the night streets of Zurich - everywhere heard the perfect English, Scots, Irish, Britons and Americans, who took to Zurich. For beer pays about 7 francs for the Irish, which is very popular here, as evidenced by the many Irish pubs, even 9. Therefore it is not surprising when one of us with a bunch of about five people during the short night drink away two thousand crowns for the evening. To home walks without problem, relatively sober.
Treads money under foot
However - it might be worthwhile to walk on all fours. Under the Zurich area are mostly underground spaces full of many banks, and so about this city, more than whatever else works a rule, you are literally pushing for money. In front of you, but these treasures remain perfectly secret from logical reasons. A touch of the great world of power and the notes most tourists will feel on Parade Platz square, home to several leading financial institutions of the country helvetic Cross. Behind of them stands as a erect finger to heaven a tower Fraumünster cathedral, and so this place looks at first glance to a little shabby in comparison with the historical centre, has become a real symbol of Zurich.
Beauty for all money
What is certain that life in the city along the River Limmat is not cheap - as well as cross all Switzerland. But when you think about, realize there are plenty of beauties that at this particular place for a little planet sacking the town red faces. Believe that money spent in Zurich just few people regrets later.
Engelberg resort town is a starting place to our trip. It is known for rich system of bike trails and hike trails. Also skiers will enjoy the place in winter. Engelberg, one can say, is in the center of Switzerland, in Obwalden canton at 1050 meters.
We remain in Europe this time. Our goal is Geneva which is nicknamed the capital of peace. Geneva is the second largest city after Zurich. It is known as the home of many international organizations (WHO, CERN, OSN etc.). One of its major landmarks is the famous Palace of the Nations (Palais des Nations). We will talk about it next time.
Wooden beams on red, blue or yellow Italian-style houses lining narrow streets. Purple flowers decorating the walls and looking like falling rain. Panorama of Alpine giants and their snow-caped summits and the Bodensee coastline. Refreshing ice cream, rays of setting sun and quietly rising moon above the horizon.
Once we saw Geneva we move to another interesting Swiss city – Lucerne. It is situated in central Switzerland in the canton of the same name. About 300 thousand people live in the entire canton. So what are the most interesting places in the city on Lake Lucerne?
Near Engelberg town in central Switzerland, there are sevreal Alpine summits. We decided to climb up Brunni mountain to reach Brunnihütte (1860 m), a point of interest we intended to see. You can do the entire trail on foot. However, a cable car will save you considerable energy (but not money). Choosing a slower pace you will climb the entire mountain easily especially had you as good weather conditions as we did.
Today, we take a look at Zurich from bird's eye for we make a hike onto Üetliberg hill which belongs to the Albis mountains. The main train station in the town will be our point of start. Here we get on a train and take ride to the hill.
This summer will also be full of all kinds of experiences. Go together with us to explore the country with colorful mountain meadows, creeks, rumbling waterfalls, steep rocks and snowy glaciers reflecting sunshine.
In the heart of Switzerland, in Bernese Oberland is a beautiful valley of Haslital, the colors of which are completed with multifaceted environment of mountains. Together, in the following lines we set out exploring this sought after tourist valley.
So here she is, Lady Winter. The temperature is around 0 degrees Celsius, you can find snow even in lower attitudes, and on roads are snowdrifts. These things occur every single year. If you hadn’t thought where to spend your winter vacation yet, maybe toady you will search for some interesting ski vacation in the Alps.
We arrived in a great style – in a carriage - at a Benedictine monastery, in Titlis Valley, that stands there since 1120 stands there since. On a carriage there was a young Czech woman that tries to earn some money in Switzerland.
The capital of the Canton of Lucerne, a city that already in the middle-ages used to be called a city of bridges. Today it has the same nickname. Everything stayed same. During your first walk through the city it will come to your mind that the citizens have sufficient amount of bridges. Maybe you will think that this is the most beautiful city you have ever seen.
Lets look on places worth visiting with skis, snowboard or other winter sports equipment. Which are the longest ski slopes offered by European ski resorts? It the main topic of our travel to interesting places.
Basel is also a town of many museums. The most known is the Kunstmuseum (the Museum of Art). I love to remember walks on riverbank of the Rhine. Especially, after sundown we watched bridges, Minster monastery and other buildings in the city-center.
Swiss Zurich is not only a very cosmopolitan city where everyone feels really like at home, but also an area that the history can touch you very intensively. This is true despite the fact that most sites you can see not in one day, but few hours. Despite this the people remains on their memory, which are hardly deletes from the head.