Moving to Zurich: Things to do

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  Moving to Zurich: Things to do | Evening stroll in Zurich, SwitzerlandWhen moving to Zurich, you are going to want to experience everything the city has to offer. Fortunately for you, there are many things to do after moving to Zurich. Zurich is a magical city full of life and experiences just waiting to be had. It is also an ancient city, over 2000 years old to be exact, with settlements dating back over 6000 years. Because of this it is an interesting mix of old and new. There are many exciting things to do there. The Bahnofstrasse is an upscale area with well-known luxury brands including Tiffany’s, Prada, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, and other Swiss high-end shops. While there are people that go here to shop, most can only afford to window-shop, which is quite common along the boulevard. By the numbers it is officially the most expensive street in Europe to open a retail shop, and the third most worldwide. Altstadt, or Old Town, is the historic, medieval part of town, known for its winding cobblestone alleyways, churches, and Bahnofstrasse street. Notable landmarks are the Fraumenster church, Museum Rietberg, Swiss National Museum, and the Lake Promenade. The Zurichsee promenade is a popular place for locals and tourists alike to enjoy the lake. You can see people boating, having picnics, bathing in the sun, and swimming in the summer months. Finally is the Zurich Opera House, located on the shore of the lake and hosting more than 300 shows per annum. In order to catch a show here you must be tickets WELL in advance.
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