Sunday, September 15, 2013

Zurich - The Smart City

Zurich is Switzerland's largest city with around 4 million population.There is no doubt that the city of Zurich is
view of Zurich city from Zurich Lake
Switzerland’s most popular tourist destination, if not one of the top European favorites overall. There is a lot to see, discover and do when you are visiting this culturally and historically renowned city. It is a major transport hub and both the Zurich Airport and main train station ( Zürich Hauptbahnhof) are the largest and busiest in the country. Zürich city is located by the Limmat River at the point where it emerges from the Zürichsee (Lake of Zürich), is a beautiful city with vistas of snowy mountains in the distance and a charming Altstadt (Old Town) made up primarily of medieval churches, guild halls and town houses.
Zurich old town
Zurich old town
Zurich — best known by many for being the city with the highest cost of living but to the citizens of Zurich, their city offers a high quality of life and given this positive view, it’s no surprise that citizens are also very satisfied with the city’s overall “smartness.” The city has a vast network of Trams which are heavily used. Swiss Railway and Zurich Traffic apps are available for Smartphone users and support the heavily used, efficient trams and trains.

Visit to Old town is a must. Zurich Old Town is a cultural, social and historical melting pot. Zurich's  Medieval houses, narrow lanes and guild and town halls from the Renaissance period offer an attractive backdrop for world-class entertainment. A tour of the Old Town lets visitors experience Zurich's multifaceted past.

Doner Kebab, Zurich Alstadt

For muslims, Halal food is available all over the Zurich, thanks to Turkish Doner Kebabs which are cheap and present almost everywhere in the Zurich city.

Zurich Bahnhof (railway station)

Ali Hameed - Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich

Ali Hameed - Zurich old town


  1. Nice pictures. By the way are there any snow capped mountains in Switzerland?

  2. Dear Talha,
    Thanks for the comment. Yes, there are a lot of snow capped mountains in Switzerland and most of them are accessible by cable car or swiss rail.
    Stay tuned for more pictures and updates.