Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich

19 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

Hauptbahnhof © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hauptbahnhof © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bahnhofstrasse is Zürich‘s main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. In 2011, a study named the Bahnhofstrasse the most expensive street for retail property in Europe, and the third most expensive worldwide. In 2016, the street ranked ninth. It came into existence when the city fortifications were demolished in 1864 and the ditch in front of the walls was filled in. Until that time, the name of the location had been Fröschengraben (“Ditch Of The Frogs”), which then was changed to Bahnhofstrasse (“Railway Station Street”).   read more…

Erlenbach in Switzerland

20 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Erlenbach is a municipality in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. It is located on the north bank of the lake of Zürich, opposite Thalwil. The village is located on the Erlen stream (Erlen Bach) and along the Zürich-Rapperswil road. It includes the village and the outlying sections of Wyden, Winkel, Isler, Bindschädler and Lerchenberg.   read more…

Küsnacht on Lake Zurich

29 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Küsnacht is a municipality on the Goldcoast of Lake Zurich in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. Küsnacht is first mentioned in 1188 as de Cussenacho.   read more…

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

30 August 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  4 minutes

ETH Zurich in twilight © ETH-Bibliothek/cc-by-sa-4.0

ETH Zurich in twilight © ETH-Bibliothek/cc-by-sa-4.0

ETH Zurich (English: ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a public research university in Zürich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss federal government in 1854, it was modeled on the École polytechnique in Paris, with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists; the school focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, although its 16 departments span a variety of disciplines and subjects.   read more…

Ice hockey

8 February 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport Reading Time:  17 minutes

Secretary Kerry prepares for ceremonial puck drop with U.S. Olympians Wheeler and Carlson © U.S. Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for ceremonial puck drop with U.S. Olympians Blake Wheeler and John Carlson © U.S. Department of State

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent’s net to score points. Ice hockey teams usually consist of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. A fast-paced, physical sport, ice hockey is most popular in areas of North America (particularly Canada and the northern United States) and northern and eastern Europe. Ice hockey is the official national winter sport of Canada, where the game enjoys immense popularity. In North America, the National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level for men’s hockey and the most popular. The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is the highest league in Russia and much of Eastern Europe. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is the formal governing body for international ice hockey. The IIHF manages international tournaments and maintains the IIHF World Ranking. Worldwide, there are ice hockey federations in 74 countries.   read more…

The Paradeplatz in Zurich

4 April 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© SISHION/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Paradeplatz is a square at the Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zürich. It is one of the most expensive real estate locations in Switzerland and has become synonymous with wealth and the Swiss banks, being the location of the headquarters of both UBS and Credit Suisse.   read more…

Zurich, the city with the highest quality of life and the highest cost of living

26 March 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture Reading Time:  10 minutes

Fraumuenster and St. Peter's Church © Ikiwaner

Fraumuenster and St. Peter’s Church © Ikiwaner

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. While the municipality itself has approximately 380,500 inhabitants, the Zurich metropolitan area is an urbanised area of international importance constituted by a population of nearly 2 million inhabitants. Zurich is a mixed hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.   read more…

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