The city of Zurich, a global center for banking and finance, lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century Rathaus (town hall). Permanently settled for about 2000 years, Zürich has a history that goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago. During the Middle Ages, Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation in Europe under the leadership of Ulrich Zwingli.
The official language of Zürich is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the
Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers despite having a relatively small population. The city is
home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Most of Switzerland’s research and development centers are
concentrated in Zürich and the low tax rates attract overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.
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Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Getaway to the Rhine Falls
Day 3: Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe from Zurich
Day 4: The Great Tour of Zurich and Rapperswil
Day 5: Departure