11 Things You Didn’t Know About Zurich

Records indicate that Lake Zurich has frozen over 25 times since the 1200s.
Records indicate that Lake Zurich has frozen over 25 times since the 1200s.

When I give walking tours around Zurich with Free Walk Switzerland, I often begin my tours with a question: What images, products, historical events, or stereotypes come to mind when you think about Switzerland?
The typical replies usually include some combination of banks, chocolate, cheese, and timeliness. Sometimes Roger Federer gets thrown in there, too.

With the exception of Federer, you can find all of those elements in Zurich on any given day. However, I have learned that there is more to this Swiss city than what travelers – and even locals – may presume. Since today marks 11 months of living in Zurich, I thought I’d share 11 facts about Zurich that perhaps you didn’t know already. Continue reading 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Zurich