Zurich 


Voyages & Images, a photographic guide 

International financial center and biggest city of Switzerland, Zurich is among the cities with the best quality of life in the world. Situated in the northern part of Lake Zurich, the city preserves a pleasant historical center of notable architectural style.

Zurich was the fourth city of an itinerary made by train in May 2007. The historical center must be explored on foot. The regions around the city can be visited using the excellent network of public transportation, including the tram lines which cover the whole city.

The well preserved buildings of the historical center (bellow, to the left) offer opportunities for capturing great images. There we can find the St. Peter's Church (below, to the center), with the biggest clock face of Europe and the Grossmunster (below, to the right) with its two impressive towers.

The city is crossed by the Limmat River. A stroll on its banks is a nice opportunity to appreciate the architectural style of the center.

 

 

 

The Bahnhofstrasse (left), the main street of the center of Zurich, cuts the city from the main train station to the shores of Lake Zurich. There you can find sophisticated stores and the headquarters of the main financial institutions of Switzerland. The tram lines dominate the street.

 

 

 

A special mountain train links the center of the city to the Uetliberg - the "peak of Zurich" - in a nearby mountain, which offers panoramic views of the city and nearby regions.

From Uetliberg one can see privileged views of the Lake Zurich, of fields and forests around the city and of the snow-capped peaks of the Alps in the distance.