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Zurich City Metro Map
Zurich is a banker’s paradise. This is the financial capital of Switzerland, and in turn the world. Numbered accounts and absolute secrecy may be more difficult to find these days, but financial discretion is still the order of the day in this monetary mega city. Walking around the streets of Zurich, you find perfectly manicured townhouses with thick doors featuring cryptic names on bronze plaques. These are the money handlers of the twenty first century. Once it was imperative to physically sit on hoards of gold, but now you don’t need much more than a computer and a network to control a fortune. That doesn’t mean that the hoards of gold aren’t still tucked away, it just means that there are more companies behind thick doors moving it around figuratively.
Zurich therefore is a bit deceptive. It’s so clean and manageable; you wouldn’t think that so much business takes place here. The Old Town, made up of tiny cobblestone pedestrian streets, straddles the Limmat River. Houses line the streets with retail or restaurants on the ground floor and apartments above, giving the area life even after the shops close. Each of these neighborhoods are clustered around one of the major churches in the city: Grossemunster, with it’s iconic twin spires; Fraumunster, with the Marc Chagall stained glass windows; and St Peters, the oldest church in Zurich displaying the largest clock face in Europe.
The city sits at the base of Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) and directions are based on the right side or left side of the river, based on having your back to the lake. On the left side along the river are the streets of Schipfe and Storchen, both filled with trendy upscale shops and cafes. Bahnhofstrasse is the main shopping street in town and it stretches from the lake up to the train station. On the right side of the river is Neiderdorf Strasse, a younger hipper street filled with funky boutiques, inexpensive restaurants and clubs. Less expensive hotels are found hidden in the small alleys that lead away from the river, but you might want to stay in another section of town if you have a concern about late night noise.
One of the nicest things to do in Zurich is to take an evening stroll along the lake. The promenade that runs from Bellevue Plaza along Uto Quai and then continues on Seefeld Quai is lovely in warm weather. Pass the Johann Jacobs Museum, Le Corbusier’s Hans Weber Haus, the Museum Bellerive, and wander through the China Garden maybe stopping for a cool drink or an ice cream.
Our STREETWISE® Zurich Map will guide you in your visit to this beautiful Swiss city. All metro stops and sites are clearly highlighted on the main map, some with architectural renderings making it easier to spot them as landmarks. Streets, hotels, parks and squares, and points of interest are listed in the index. A separate Zurich area map will facilitate your travel in and out of the city and to the airport. A complete Zurich Metro Map is also included.
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