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Old Town lies on both banks of the Limmat River, which flows from the lake, runs from the beginning to gradually turn north and then west in a curve. Old city limits are easily recognized by the channel Schanzengraben.
This course was used for the artificial construction of a third century fortress in 17 to 18. Zurich is situated 408 m above sea level in the lower (northern) Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) about 30 km north of the Alps and located between forested hills to the west and east.
Zurich is the world's financial center, and commercial and industrial center, it is paradise and shopping Mecca of Europe culturally.
Zurich, the city with a population of over one million inhabitants, enjoy glow of a vast lake water, considered most clearly in Switzerland, and the Limmat river, which crosses it.
Zurich starts foray into the imposing main railway station, whose inauguration in 1884 aroused a real excitement in the press time. Her wholesome appearance and persist today, and the station remains an impressive architectural work. In its immediate vicinity, a monumental building that dates back over a century and it, you get below a 60 m tower, which houses the largest history museum in Switzerland, a treasure of all cantons. From here starts a long and animated commercial thoroughfare that cuts the city into two, a sort of "Champs Elysees" of Zurich's, a bright chain of luxury stores and banks, with side streets which take you either to the right, in the City - the modern , financial, big companies - are left in the cobwebs of a burg like he does not want to grow old.
Of course, this is the area that absorbs you with its depictions specific, unique, where you can linger a little in front of the statue of the great educator Pestalozzi, born here, or to measure the height of a tower strange eyes, much planted in the city, unusual for an astronomical observatory called Urania. Then penetrate into a labyrinth of narrow medieval streets. Engraved in a wall in its path a piece of marble with inscriptions in Latin, which includes the oldest mention of the name that Gallo-Romans founded a town they attributed to "Turicum" has evolved the present name in Zurich .
St. Peter, you only reveal them on the tower, possibly the largest in the world dial clock, with a diameter of about 9 m. However, the most sought religious building is the cathedral, who gets the most beautiful bridge crossing over Limmat River. With its huge basilica appearance, rising to the sky and the three domes, this Roman-style building, dating from the years 1100-1225, is among the most important in Switzerland. Here he began preaching in 1519, venerable prelate reformer Zwingli. Hidden in the crypt under the church choir is legendary statue of King Charles the Great, in 1470. Sculptures, murals, bold arches, stained glass by Marc Chagall Modern and Giacometti, and also creates a luxurious frame full of piety.
Zurich | Old Town lies on both banks of the Limmat River, which flows from the lake, runs from the beginning to gradually turn north and then west in a curve. Old city limits are easily recognized by the channel Schanzengraben
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