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Zurich. Pop. 371,767. Currency Swiss franc (CHF). Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hours. Zurich Airport ZRH. Best Time to go – year round location – for winter sports and summer walking. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is the country’s cultural and commercial centre. The origins of the city go back to roman times and the transport of goods on the nearby Limmat river. The city prospered over the following years and was admitted to the Swiss Confederation by the 15th century. Through a combination of location, entrepreneurial endeavour, political neutrality and an attractive taxation policy Zurich has become a magnet for large indigenous businesses including UBS, Credit Suisse, and Swiss Re. The city has also seen the arrival of foreign corporations including - IBM, General Motors Europe, Google, Microsoft,Dow Chemical, and Pfizer. The fact that Switzerland does not have an inheritance tax is also an important attraction for wealthy private individuals to live and bank in Zurich.

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Zurich Hotels and Accommodation

Zurich Switzerland Hotels Reservation Baur Au Lac Hotel Swissotel Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel Sternen-Oerlikon Hotel Glockenhof Hotel Eden au Lac Hotel Leoneck Hotel Zurich Travel and Tourism.

Cheap Hotels in Zurich Old Town Center Downtown 5 Star near Airport for Swiss Alps and Switzerland

Baur Au Lac Hotel - Talstrasse 1 Zurich

Baur Au Lac Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 166 rooms. Internationally renowned traditional hotel situated in a private park at edge of lake, 1 km from train station. The Baur Au Lac is famous for it’s world class service and attention to detail. The bathrooms are very impressive and guests like the marble baths, a treat to behold if you have spent the last week hiking the Bernese Oberland and the Lower Engadine valley. For very short walks the hotel also boasts a beautifully landscaped, lawned garden.

Cheap Hotels in Zurich Old Town Center Downtown 5 Star near Airport for Swiss Alps and Switzerland

Greater Zurich Area - wikipedia

The European Metropolitan Region of Zurich (EMRZ), also Greater Zurich Area (GZA, German Zürcher Wirtschaftsraum, Metropolregion Zürich), the metropolitan area surrounding Zürich, is one of Europe’s economically strongest areas and Switzerland’s economic centre. It comprises the area that can be reached within a roughly 90-minute drive from Zurich Airport.

Zurich - wikitravel

Zurich (German: Zürich, Zuerich) is the largest city in Switzerland, with a population of some 364,500 in the city proper and close to 1 million in the greater metropolitan area. Zurich is on Lake Zurich, where the lake meets the Limmat River, in the north of Switzerland. It will be one of the eight host cities in the 2008 European Football Championships.

Zurich Hotels Offers a selection of luxury and cheap hotels in Zurich for business and leisure visitors. Presenting Zurich hotels for every budget.

Zürich - wikipedia

Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 371,767 in 2007; population of urban area is some 1,007,972) and capital of the canton of Zürich. The city is Switzerland's main commercial and cultural centre (the political capital of Switzerland being Bern), and is widely considered to be one of the world's global cities.

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