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Colors of Zurich - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Zurich riverside Switzerland is the most stable and secure country in the world, as far as managed to maintain a neutral position in the key global disputes for many centuries. It is also home to the best quality watches and the tastiest chocolate in the world. Many will agree that Switzerland is amazingly beautiful country and the city of Zurich is its pearl. Zurich - it's traditions and fashion trends, it's untouched nature and strictness of old quarters, it's reliable banks and stormy university parties. Here, local people have a high standard of living and well-being. The purchases of residential property by foreigners who do not have a residence permit in the canton of Zurich is prohibited, which, however, does not prevent them from doing business here, buying a commercial real estate or housing in neighboring areas.
The prestigious The Dolder Grand has already become a true landmark of Zurich. It’s one of the most unusual hotels in the city. The hotel is famous not only because of its high … Open
In Zurich lives a multinational population: German, Italian, Austrian, and French. This fact has the influence on the local mentality and culture. The Italians here have a more expressive character compared to Germans or Austrians. The population of the French canton is dominated by refined, gallant lovers of gastronomic delights. Locals are very polite and modest people; they always downplay their merits, and never expose their achievement. The only exception is the pride of their country, and they are ready to speak about Switzerland with admiration and enthusiasm. The Swiss are incredibly accurate and practical - they always count the time needed for a road, household chores or work. Here live the most fashionable youth, chefs, artists, and DJs. Zurich is the cradle for the most outstanding trends, which reach other European countries only in a few years.
Zurich is the most important administrative center of Switzerland and the financial capital of Europe. The very name of a metropolis is associated exclusively with the word "quality", and not without reason. Zurich has headed various prestigious ratings, which almost every year awarded it the status of a city with the highest standard of living in Europe. The same can be said about the well-being of local residents, as well as prices: Zurich has traditionally been considered one of the most expensive cities in the world. The strict gothic appearance of the central districts of Zurich is harmoniously combined with the revival of the western districts, where you can meet the most modern cafes, restaurants, and clubs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Wellenberg Swiss Quality is one of the most stylish and modern hotels in Zurich. Its design is a unique combination of exclusive designer elements, premium wooden décor, and wonderful … Open
Zurich is known as the venue for the brightest Swiss festivals, events, and celebrations. At any time of the year, in Zurich, every tourist will be able to find an interesting holiday to own liking. Everything begins with the carnivals in February held all over Switzerland, including a small carnival held in Zurich. With the advent of spring, local people begin preparations for a unique parade of guilds. The celebration takes place on the central streets; residents and participants dress in historical costumes. Summer is marked by a towering Street Parade festival, when young people from all over Europe, discharged into funny costumes gather in Zurich. Here you will spend the craziest nights dancing under industrial, house, and techno musical styles. All the concerts are held in the center of the city. Street Parade festival is literally one of the largest musical events: up to one million people come here to participate in this open-air party, or how youngsters fall it - the August Rave. The main venue can be found along the Zurich Lake.
Felsenegg Mountain Zurich Festival is one of the biggest international events in the world of opera, theater, and music. Every year it gathers hundreds of guests, participants, musicians from all over the world. Local theaters and orchestras compete with each other for the ambitiousness of entertainment. Another musical event from the "number one" category is the Zurich Open-air, which featured stars such as The Prodigy, Placebo, Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, and Franz Ferdinand. At the end of July, the city of Zurich gathers the strongest people in the world to join the Iron Man competition. This is one of the most famous and important events in the world of powerlifting, bodybuilding and fitness.
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Zurich is famous for its elite hotels, and Zurich Marriott Hotel has always been one of the most prestigious and expensive. The price of staying in one of the upscale rooms costs no less … Open
With the advent of autumn and at the end of the harvesting, the city of Zurich opens the season for a grape holiday. In Zurich on Burliplatz, the largest exhibition-tasting of wines from around the world - Expovina takes place. In the beginning of September, another gastronomic event - Zurich Food Festival opens its doors to every food lover or gourmand. Here you will join various culinary courses, master classes, and themed events, as well as an assortment of dishes from all over the world on the streets of the city. Do you know one of the traditional dishes of Switzerland? If no, book a ticket to Zurich during autumn holidays and enjoy the season of roasted chestnuts. During these days, the major streets of Zurich will be filled with tents selling roasted chestnuts, and meals with this ingredient.
During Christmas and New Year holidays, Zurich, as well as the whole Switzerland, is transformed to some magical place: Old Town, houses, shops and squares are decorated with garlands, lights, and illuminations. On the streets, you will feel a pleasant aroma of the roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, while on the Christmas Fair you can purchase amazing handmade gifts. Not a surprise that the most beautiful and luxurious Christmas tree is located in Zurich. Just imagine: a huge Christmas tree, decorated with hundreds of snowflakes and Swarovski crystals, is shining directly in the building of the station.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Zurich
♥   Kirche St. Peter und Paul, Reichenau, 53 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster St. Maria und Markus, Reichenau, 53.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kirche St. Georg, Reichenau, 53.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Uhldingen-Birnau, 65.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Erzabtei St. Martin, Beuron, 82.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster Unserer Lieben Frau, Freiburg, 87.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Zurich
♥   Castle 'Kyburg Castle' , 17.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Irgenhausen Castrum' , 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'St. Andreas Castle' , 21.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Horben Castle' , 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rapperswil Castle Rapperswil' , 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brunegg Castle' , 26 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brestenberg Castle' , 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Zurich

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Zurich. Learn the best periods to visit Zurich to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Zurich.
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