Zurich - Facts and Figures
- With a population of 385 000 Switzerland's largest city
- A member of the Swiss Confederation since 1351
- Fraumünster church: Europe's largest tower clock face with a diameter of 8.7 m
- Over 500 bars and clubs
- Headquarters of FIFA
Zurich - cultural and economic centre
Zurich, also known as Downtown Switzerland, is Switzerland's economic and cultural capital. With a population of just under 400 000 residents it is also Switzerland's largest city.
The city on the water offers a unique mix of adventure, enjoyment, culture and nature. Culinary highlights; unlimited shopping pleasure; over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries invite visitors to linger, as do the lively night life; numerous events and many green oases in the heart of the city. Its sights include Fraumünster church (Our Lady's Minster); the Lindenhof and Niederdorf districts; Augustinergasse street; St. Peter's Church and the lake promenade.
Baden - the spa town on the banks of the Limmat
If you are visiting Zürich then it is worth taking a trip to the small town of Baden, some 20 km away.
The Romans already appreciated Baden's healing thermal springs 2 000 years ago and they are still very popular today. The pretty spa town is now known as a melting pot of business, culture and well-being. Numerous theatres, cinemas, museums, restaurants, bars and festivals are an illustration of Baden's famed joie de vivre. We particularly recommend a visit to Baden in August 2012, when the 10-day long Baden Town Festival will be taking place.
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