Zurich's Attractive Landmarks

by Leura - Date: 2010-10-18 - Word Count: 468 Share This!

Education is also another major feature of Zurich as it is also a center of learning excellence given the presence of universities that are research oriented and boosted by their partnership with private companies. This has led them to take the lead in many sectors including the high-tech industries. It is also impossible to talk of Zurich without mentioning the banks. All the major banks in Switzerland have strong presence in Zurich and a walk down the Paradeplatz will show this amply. For Zurich cheap flights seems to be taken for granted due to the large number of airlines that fly into the city with some of them offering the cheapest flights as incentive.

These are not all you can find in Zurich however as there are many landmarks in the city that will keep any tourist full occupied. It might take an epistle to write about all of them but I'll just focus on a few for now.

* Grossmunster: This can very easily be referred to as the symbol of Zurich. For those who haven't seen it before, it is a cathedral with twin towers facing the River Limmat. It has a crypt which is said to be the largest of the kind in Switzerland and dates as far back as the 13th century. It is generally open for sightseeing during the week subject to some weather changes and some access restrictions at certain times of the year.
* Kunsthaus Zürich (Zurich Art Gallery): This may just be the best place to go if you wish to see pieces done by masters dating back to the 19th and 29th centuries. You can see paintings and sculptures including Monet's Water Lilies paintings. Alberto Giacometti's works are an important part of this gallery's collection. The gallery is closed on Mondays but open on other days of the week.
* Schweizerisches Landesmuseum (Swiss National Museum): Sitting on a nice piece of parkland between the Limmat, Sihl and Hauptbahnhof rivers, the museum is a very interesting sight to see. Its collection is not just restricted to paintings and sculptures but also to many other exhibits that show the life, times and culture of the Swiss people. Exhibits include flags, watches, prehistoric objects, tools, toys and weapons. This museum is open on all days of the week except Mondays.
* Zunfthaus zur Meisen ('zur Meisen' Guild Hall): This is one place where you can feast your eyes on collections from pottery and China made by the Swiss in the 18th century. These pieces were manufactured in pottery factories located in Zurich and Kilchberg-Schooren among others. The Guild hall is in itself a piece of art with elegantly decorated rococo finishing. It is certainly a beauty that has hardly diminished since its construction in 1757, remaining the most beautiful of the Guild Houses in Zurich till date.

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