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SWITZERLAND


Location - Western Europe; Capital - Berne; Population - 8 million; Currency - Swiss Franc MORE SWITZERLAND

I fancied visiting a 'micro-nation' so Zurich was my stop-off for a trip to the principality of Liechtenstein.

 

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switz3Visible from the banks of the Limmat River are the Fraumunster (left) and St Peterskirche churches - Zurich

 

 

switz7The Limmat River with Fraumunster and St Peterskirche on the left, and the twin towers of Grossmunster church on the right - Zurich

 

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switz5Swans on the Limmat River, Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz8Bahnhofstrasse stretches from the train station to Lake Zurich - Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz13There's several cobbled streets branching off Bahnhofstrasse in the old town area of Zurich

 

 

switz15The old town of Zurich

 

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switz16Many of the streets are pedestrian only - Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz9The Sihl River is an offshoot of the Limmat and also runs through Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz38St Peterskirche has the largest clockface in Europe - Zurich

 

 

switz37The cobbled lanes around St Peterskirche, Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz22The rivers flow into Lake Zurich at the southern end of Zurich's city centre. In the distance are the Alps, with most in the vicinity of the lake averaging 3000 metres above sea level.

 

 

switz25There's more cobbled streets and alleyways on the east bank of the Limmat River, Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz26A narrow street off Niederdorfstrasse, Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz28A square in Zurich's old quarter

 

 

switz29Looking into the corner of a plaza in Zurich's old quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz39Niederdorfstrasse, Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz31The polybahn climbs up to the University area of Zurich

 

 

switz32From the University on the east bank there's commanding views of the city - Zurich

 

 

switz35Shops line the banks of the Limmat River - Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz36The Limmat River, Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

switz44A quick photo of Sargans from just outside the train station. It's an hour by train from Zurich and a short bus ride to Liechtenstein.

 

 

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LINKS

www.myswitzerland.com - Swiss tourist office

www.sbb.ch - Switzerland train website

www.youthhostel.ch - youth hostels in Switzerland

www.swisstravelsystem.com - info on Swiss public transport

 

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