While one may associate Zurich with everything a modern, big city should be, it has an interesting medieval past that is as intriguing as it is fascinating.
Interestingly, the roots of present-day Zurich go back to 80 BC and the Roman influence gradually increased from 40 BC when Roman soldiers settled here.
With a history that dates back several thousand years, the vestiges of the same are being preserved and this makes for a great option when taking an offbeat path to discover the city. I made some enquiries and found out that Zurich has a thriving Old City and guided walks were the best way to experience the same.
The city has several water bodies including the beautiful lake and River Limmat that has a ‘ladies only’ public swimming pool at Frauenbad am Stadthausquai.
The old town is also home to some breathtakingly beautiful churches including the St Peter Church has a clock face that is 8.7m in diameter and is the largest in Europe.
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