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Zurich, Switzerland - Highlights

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Zurich, Switzerland - Highlights

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  • Fraumünster Church – This 13th century church is most well known for the stunning stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall in 1967.
  • Limmatquai – The street in Zürich’s old town, along the waterfront of the River Limmat. It passes by the Grossmünster and the Water Church as well as many of Zürich’s Guildhalls and the Rathaus, Zürich’s Parliament building. A must do wander.
  • Lindenhof – The hill and square in the heart of the old town, and one time Roman fort, has magnificent views over the old town.
  • Kunsthaus – This Museum of Fine Arts is home to an amazing collection of Alberto Giacometti stick-figure sculptures, Monets, Van Goghs, Rodin sculptures and other 19th and 20th century art.
  • Bürkliterasse – This is a long lakefront esplanade that is an ideal spot to sit and relax under the trees. In clear weather you can enjoy marvellous views across the lake to the Alps.
  • Niederdorf – This historic neighbourhood is perfect for strolling by day, it is a pedestrian area and a shopper’s paradise with lots of boutiques hidden away in alleys. At night it turns into party central.
  • Fondue – (melted cheese in a central pot) and Raclette (cheese melted in small portions, served with potatoes and pickles) are a Swiss delicacy and you’ll find plenty of places specialising in these, especially in the old town.
  • James Joyce’s Grave – He took refuge in Zürich during World War I and spent his days writing one of English literatures best pieces “Ulysses”. After the war Joyce returned to Zürich and died in 1941 - you can see his grave in Flunten Cemetery marked by a statue of him.
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