Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canon of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. The city stretches on both sides of the Limmat River which flows out of Lake Zurich. The Alps can be seen from the city center, background to the lake. The official language of Zurich is German. Zurich has a rich cultural tradition. In addition to high-quality museums and galleries, Zürich has high-caliber chamber and symphony and several important theatres.
Public transport is extremely popular in Zürich, and its inhabitants use public transport in large numbers. About 70% of the visitors to the city use the tram or bus, and about half of the journeys within the municipality take place on public transport.
Zürich Airport has its own railway station, which is located underground. It is directly connected to Zürich and most of the major Swiss cities.
Lake Zurich and Burkliplatz
Bahnhofstrasse and the Bahnhof
Swiss National Museum