Zurich, Switzerland

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Weather
Summer is pleasant and with precipitation; Winter is very cold. Throughout the year, the weather is partly cloudy. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from -3 ° C to 25 ° C and is rarely below -9 ° C or above 31 ° C.
When to go
The best time of year to visit Zurich and do warm weather activities is from late June to early September.
At all seasons, Zurich offers nature, shopping and culture, boasts fabulous nightlife and is always considered the city with the best quality of life in the world.
Security
Security conditions in Switzerland are generally very good. Crime rates are insignificant in both urban and rural settings. However, visitors should take into account the existence of a small crime (theft) at bus and train stations, airports and public transport, as well as large commercial spaces in urban areas.
- Urgencies: 112
- Medical Emergency (Ambulance): 144 - http://www.144.ch
- Emergency by poisoning: 145
- Police: 117
- Firefighters: 118
- WATER (SOS helicopter): 1414
- Road Aid: 140
- Hotline for medical emergencies: +41 900 57 67 47 (CHF 1.98 / min.)
  www.medphone.ch - Office hours: 24 hours a day, all year round.
- Pharmaceutical Hotline: +41 900 98 99 00 (CHF 098 / min.) From landline)
  www.stave.ch, Office hours: 24 hours a day, all year round.
Main tourist points
Start the tour by visiting the churches of Zurich's historic center.
LINDENHOFPLATZ - This is the iconic square of the city, close to the churches, right in the historic center of Zurich too. At Lindenhofplatz, take a chance to warn the Limmat River and if you're lucky, the Swiss Alps in the background.
Taste the hot chocloate from SCHÖBER Cafeteria.
After walking through the historic center, visit the square where the Zurich Opera House is located. The square has a complicated name, Sechseläutenplatz.
The famous Lake Zurich (whose name is that, very creative!) Is one of the most beautiful places in the city. Take the opportunity to rent a pedal boat on the lake or take a boat trip there.
ETH is the Polytechnic University of Switzerland and is one of the oldest university buildings in the center, facing a stunning view of the city!
Visit ZURIWST which is the old industrial district of the city and has a lot of interesting things to do. For example, you can visit the Viadukt Market, a kind of market where there is a little of everything: from typical foods to wines to the ubiquitous Swiss chocolates!
Walk the trails of Uetliberg mountain.
The Riteberg is not just an art museum. It is also a wonderful park with another spectacular view of the city.
Just a stone's throw from Zurich's main station, the Swiss National Museum - housed in a 100-year-old building that looks more like a fairytale castle - contains the most complete collection of historical objects in the whole country. Swiss culture.
Tourist points
Among the most important monuments are:

Grossmünster - The Old Cathedral
Fraumünster
Peterskirche - St. Peter's Church
Kirche zu Predigern
Johanneskirche - St. John's Church
Zurich houses several museums, including: Bührle Collection
Kunsthaus Zürich (Art Museum with works by Edvard Munch, Alberto Giacometti and others)
Schweizerisches Landesmuseum (19th century national history museum)
Museum für Gestaltung (museum of "form": design, architecture, visual communication, daily culture, photography, art and media)
Presentation
It is the largest city in Switzerland. The origin of the name is probably in the Celtic languages ​​with the word Turus. The Celts colonized the area at least from 500 BC .; The Roman name of the city was Turicum. It is not the capital of the country (which is Bern), but it turns out to be the financial center, with all the power that comes from it, being home to the main Swiss banks and one of the main exchanges in Europe. Zurich is a paradigm of the idea we all have of Switzerland, meticulous organization, mountainous landscape, crystal clear lakes, and population with a top standard of living. This level of development translates into education, health, safety and culture infrastructure and the fact that Zurich is consistently considered one of the best cities in the world to live. Zurich offers a unique mix of attractions - over 50 museums and over 100 art galleries, international brands and designs. The nightlife is more lively and extravagant in Switzerland.
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