Walking routes through Zurich certainly vary. Here’s one: we go from the Central Station of Zurich along elegant Bahnhofstrasse well-known for its numerous shops and boutiques where furs, watches, jewelry and haute couture suitable for all tastes are sold. We stop by the monument to Pestalozzi and proceed to the Main Square where the two major Swiss banks – UBS and Credit Suisse – are located. This area is also is a home to Sprüngli, the oldest confectionery and Arsenal, the restaurant of national cuisine.
We keep marching on walking to the Fraumunster Church that had once been among the most popular women’s monasteries. Incredibly beautiful stained glass windows of the church were created in 1970 by Marc Chagall. Next, we visit the city’s main cathedral – the Temple of Grossmünster built in the XII century. We climb the observation deck located in one of the towers of the cathedral. A breathtaking view…
Then we proceed to the old part of the town where the buildings that lead to the Middle Ages are still preserved. Niederdorf quarter is the historic center with the pedestrian area, picturesque alleys lined with narrow houses in the Gothic style hosting bakeries, confectioneries and antique shops. Then we are coming across with the Mirror street and going up to the house of Lenin: “the Russian revolution was getting prepared in Switzerland ….”
On the way back to the left bank of the River of Limmat we will see the square of the wine rialto. The elegant hotel “At the stork” towers on the emphasized square. We’ll tell you a touching legend of the stork once settled on the roof of the house. Then we’ll go up the Termengasse street, a special latticed road and excavated Roman baths beneath us. Then we’ll come to the St. Peter’s Cathedral rising on a small hill. The biggest clocks in Europe with a clock face’s diameter equal to 8.7 m were founded there in 1538. You will hear the sound of an old organ if you are lucky. Further winding streets will lead us to Linden Hill which presents us a magnificent view of the River of Limmat, Zurich University and Higher Technical School, Grossmunster Church – the symbol of Protestantism, and the Church of Love for a Woman.
We will also visit Zurich museums at your request. The most famous of them are the Swiss National Museum, Kunsthaus, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Doll Museum, the Coffee Museum and so on. We can visit the Art Gallery or the famous Opera House in the evening.