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Zurich is beautiful! You could easily spend weeks here. Situated at the north end of Lake Zurich and just 15 minutes away from the international airport, the the lake, a river and the distant peaks make the city a perfect combination of natural beauty, cosmopolitan charm and urban buzz. A quality-of-life study (published in April 2007) for the sixth time recognized Zürich as the city with the highest quality of life worldwide! Exploring on foot is the best way of getting to know the attractive old town, devided by the Limmat River, or the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the lake promenade, as well as the Langstrasse area with its very international ambience (red light district), or the trendy quarter of Zurich West with its new bars and the impressive architectural space called the Schiffbau. The city silhouette is dominated by the striking towers and spires of three churches - the Grossmünster; St. Peter's, which boasts Europe's largest clock face (8.7 m or 28.5 ft in diameter); and the Fraumünster 8, greatly admired for its precious stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Lindenhof is a beautiful, small, park-like open space in the middle of the old town.
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