A walk through the old city of Zurich
• Walk through the old city of Zurich
The known history of Zurich goes back to the Neolithic period, when people built the village on stilts on the banks of Lake Zurich. Two thousand years ago the Romans founded the customs post Turikum for goods trafficked on the Limmat river. This place is now known as the Lindenhof, it is a geographical center of the city. It took more thousand years to become a real city of Zurich, and later became known as a thriving industrial center, specializing in silk, wool and linen manufacture.
In 1351, when Zurich became a member of the Confederacy, his nobles and the merchants agreed to share power with representatives of the trade guilds, whose buildings for workshop meetings so far belong to the most valuable monuments of the Old Town.
Today Big Zurich with a population of more than 1 million people, located on the northern tip of Lake Zurich, -. The largest urban center in Switzerland. After the founding of the stock exchange in 1877, the city became an influential financial capital, but, in spite of the economic importance, its atmosphere remains warm and humane, playful justifying the name "Big-small town."
Zurich seemed to us very conveniently arranged for everyday life. And always amaze me more in many major European cities is that they are so many parks, some malls. That is, the city does not look like a sort of industrial monsters, and hospitably greeted their guests with greenery and clean air. Here and Zurich is no exception. We have seen a mini garden on the roof of the house in the Old Town:
Generally, with greens at Zurich's okay. See what a riot of flora right in the center of the city:
For the landscaping people use every centimeter of usable area - roofs, verandas, balconies:
Please note - all flowerpots only brown:
And here and hello to the Motherland))) In this house from 1916 to 1917 he lived leader, or as it is in German - der Fuhrer, Russian Revolution, Lenin:
The sign on the facade confirms it. It is from Zurich Lenin and his Bolshevik colleagues in 1917 went to the famous "sealed train" through Germany, and then in covered riots Petersburg:
And again, we're going through the ancient narrow streets:
The "pedestrian-only", followed by construction, can not go there. Oh well, do not go:
the street signs in Zurich, the most common:
And in the yard, I immediately wanted to settle down. Everything is so cozy and neat, in pleasant pastel colors, and more bicycles:
And in this building I really liked the balcony, and the shutters are quite good:
The pattern on the balcony is very unusual:
Go ahead. What a funny and cheerful sign at the store orthopedic shoes:
The windows of the restaurant, too, underwent total gardening - pots lined with pine trees. And in the warm light of lanterns tan three frogs:
How beautiful when the shutters are so bright!
They went on a quiet street, not a single person, even though it was Saturday night:
And this is another photo in my collection "spire piercing the sky." If you do not know what the court of the month of May, then you might think that it is withdrawn gloomy autumn:
We made a circle around the Old Town, and again went to the church Fraumunster:
It was found that also have a home in Zurich, with paintings on the facades. This building "Scheuble" hotel:
Central Library Zurich:
And when the soul is tired of reading books, welcome to the local cabaret "Moulin Rouge!" It's next to the library. Note the inscription above the entrance is made in Russian (Open)
The dark tiled roof, beige walls, green shutters and idyllic picture on the front - that is, a perfect harmony of taste! Such a beautiful souvenir shops in Zurich:
In the distance you can see the Tower Observatory Urania with the highest bar in the city. The observatory has a telescope with an increase of 600 times:
Again, a view of the tower of St. Peter's Church. It is said that within the church magnificently - the nave in baroque style decorated with columns of pink-orange marble, fine moldings and crystal chandeliers of the 18th century. Unfortunately, could not be verified:
Again, a beautiful building gift shop:
The majestic beauty:
What are all the same in this town beautiful buildings!
Everywhere the green, in the woods:
It is like a bridge, covered with ivy. "Ivy Bridge"
The building of the commercial bank "Credit Suisse":
And before him hooked a whole avenue of trees:
The flag in the foreground leaves no doubt - we are in Switzerland!
The green lawn in front of a large shopping center "Globus":
There is also a monument to the famous Swiss pedagogue Pestalozzi:
Blue Zurich tram - are moving in the direction of the railway station:
In front of the station all the meets and accompanies Alfred Escher - railroad king Switzerland:
One of the entrances to the building of the Main Station Zurich:
They went inside, and music event held there "Zurich is dancing." Music, DJs behind the decks, people watch and listen to. It turns out that in Switzerland, often hold some cultural events in the station buildings. A lot of places, good acoustics, and in the audience there is no shortage:
The light installation on the ceiling:
And we cast a last glance at Zurich:
And moving toward the Zürich airport. Next to it we booked for one night a room at the "Park Inn":
Here we are in front of his temporary home: