The city of Zürich is often called lovingly “Züri” by the local residents. In the region of Zürich there are almost 1,3 Million inhabitants, making it the largest agglomeration in Switzerland. A city with a long history, it was founded by the Romans as military outpost called Turicum.
Zürich is a clean city which seems to be pretty structured at first sight. On further inspection, it becomes obvious that the town is historically grown and consists of layers from many centuries. There are gothic churches, as well as neo-classicist palais and medieval monuments.
Zürich is a modern town with a historic heart in the centre. The city is a perfect blend of contemporary office buildings and historic housing from many different epochs, such as baroque, classicism and gothic. On days with good weather conditions and perfectly blue skies Zürich shines and shows off its variety and history, while still remaining relevant in the modern world.