Arriving in Zürich, I had to come to terms with its superlative imagery. After all, this is the biggest city in Switzerland. Just like most cities and towns in Switzerland, Zürich nestles on the edge of the beautiful Zürichsee (or Lake Zürich). The section where the city’s Limmat River meets the lake has the most number of attractions.
The most photographed landmark of Zürich is definitely the Grossmünster. Its characteristic twin towers have an esteemed history when it comes to Swiss-German Reformation and easily dominate the skyline of the city.
The city center seemed to be bustling with crowds – most of them were dressed to the nine when it comes to office or casual wears. No wonder the city is dubbed the fashion capital of Switzerland. On the streets, the city tram lines are everywhere, providing an efficient mode of transportation for its dwellers.
Then there is Bahnhofstrasse near the main train station (Hauptbahnhof). The street is reputed to be the largest and the liveliest in Europe. As an avid and off-the-beaten-track kind of traveler, I tried to shun away from this area. Nonetheless, the Hauptbahnhof itself is an architectural marvel. The main building itself was inaugurated in 1871 and has since been extended and rejuvenated.