Today, Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world and one of the best tourist resorts in Europe. Thanks to its neutral policy, the country is home to a large number of immigrants, making it one of the most culturally diverse European countries.
It borders Germany on the north, France on the west, Italy on the south and Austria and Liechtenstein on the east. It is characterized by not having participated actively in any international conflict since 1815. So it enjoys being one of the safest places in the world to go on vacation.
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. For example, the city is located by Lake Zurich, where there is also the Limmat River in northern Switzerland. Because of this it is very easy to visit nearby rural areas by car, you can rent one in Zurich and take a tour. It is the largest city of the Swiss Confederation and the main motor and financial centre of the country, so it concentrates much of the architectural and cultural appeal of Switzerland.
Because Zurich has the largest and most active international airport in the country, it is the first place that tourists choose to visit. As there are short distances between the city and tourist points of the Swiss Alps it is very easy to reach by car from the city, in addition its mountainous landscape is the gateway to the Alps. The climate of Zurich is generally temperate due to its location between the Atlantic and Continental climates. Despite the cold northeast winds, the average annual temperature is 8.5 °C.
In Zurich, as in Switzerland, you can find the most representative products of its culture, such as watches and chocolate as well as the popular sweet shops and handicrafts that are quite peculiar and many other products in the markets. Zurich's gastronomy is characterized by high-protein foods, such as the Zürigschnätzlets, a dish of beef with cream and wine sauce. Another famous dish is the Wurst accompanied with Rösti, which are sausages (specially elabrated) with a mass of striped and fried potatoes. After the meal, you can enjoy a delicious Swiss cheese or its famous chocolate.
The city is full of interesting places like Zooh! Zurich that houses more than 1,500 animals of 320 different species. The Kunsthaus Zürich art gallery, the most famous of the three major museums in the city. The Zurich Opera House, Opernhaus, is one of the most important auditoriums in Europe. And to see one of the most elegant and expensive streets in Switzerland, we have Bahnhofstrasse. You can spend an entire day at the Old Town and the Botanical Garden. There is definitely a lot to see in Zurich.