Zurich is the financial capital of Switzerland
, and also it's largest city with a y2k pop of ~350,000 ppl. All those famous Swiss banks
are based in Zurich.
Like other Swiss cities, most Zurich residents are multilingual
. Many speak English
and Swiss German
, and most also read and write High German
). Swiss German is related to, but even harder to understand than Bavarian
German. It's almost as hard to understand as Dutch
is to and English-speaker.
The area around Zurich is not as mountainous
as much of the rest of Switzerland. Lake Zurich (Zurichsee) is a beautiful green colour and is totally drinkable. It flows into rivers which remain clear and pure as they pass through the old city.
Unlike many other European cities
, Zurich wasn't much affected by WWII
. Consequently, in Zurich, you will see some of the highest concentration of old buildings in the world. This is also partly due to the determination of the Swiss to keep cars out of city.
Zurich girls have complexion like Swiss chocolate
. They're well-educated, good fun, and very freindly.
Zurich is a very rich
city. Consequently there aren't many tourists
or as many middle-eastern/asian immigrants
as other Swiss cities. It also means that of the few cars you see, half are ferrari
s or porsche
I like Zurich, so I'm going to go live there for a while. I'll let you know how I get on :)