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Location - Western Europe; Capital - Berne; Population - 8 million; Currency - Swiss Franc MORE SWITZERLAND

I fancied visiting a 'micro-nation' so Zurich was my stop-off for a trip to the principality of Liechtenstein.


swissnote20 Swiss Francs











switz3Visible from the banks of the Limmat River are the Fraumunster (left) and St Peterskirche churches - Zurich



switz7The Limmat River with Fraumunster and St Peterskirche on the left, and the twin towers of Grossmunster church on the right - Zurich $600 Bonus



switz5Swans on the Limmat River, Zurich















switz8Bahnhofstrasse stretches from the train station to Lake Zurich - Zurich
















switz13There's several cobbled streets branching off Bahnhofstrasse in the old town area of Zurich



switz15The old town of Zurich





switz16Many of the streets are pedestrian only - Zurich















switz9The Sihl River is an offshoot of the Limmat and also runs through Zurich

















switz38St Peterskirche has the largest clockface in Europe - Zurich



switz37The cobbled lanes around St Peterskirche, Zurich



















switz22The rivers flow into Lake Zurich at the southern end of Zurich's city centre. In the distance are the Alps, with most in the vicinity of the lake averaging 3000 metres above sea level.



switz25There's more cobbled streets and alleyways on the east bank of the Limmat River, Zurich




















switz26A narrow street off Niederdorfstrasse, Zurich















switz28A square in Zurich's old quarter



switz29Looking into the corner of a plaza in Zurich's old quarter
















switz39Niederdorfstrasse, Zurich
















switz31The polybahn climbs up to the University area of Zurich



switz32From the University on the east bank there's commanding views of the city - Zurich



switz35Shops line the banks of the Limmat River - Zurich
















switz36The Limmat River, Zurich
















switz44A quick photo of Sargans from just outside the train station. It's an hour by train from Zurich and a short bus ride to Liechtenstein.



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