Zürich

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Zürich or Zurich (see below for other names ) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.wikipedia
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Canton of Zürich

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Zürich or Zurich (see below for other names ) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.
Its capital is the city of Zürich.

List of cities in Switzerland

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Zürich or Zurich (see below for other names ) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.

Zurich metropolitan area

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The municipality has approximately 409,000 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million.
The European Metropolitan Region of Zurich (EMRZ), also Greater Zurich Area (GZA, German Zürcher Wirtschaftsraum, Metropolregion Zürich), the metropolitan area surrounding Zurich, is one of Europe’s economically strongest areas and Switzerland’s economic centre.

Zürich Hauptbahnhof

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Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
Zürich is a major railway hub, with services to and from across Switzerland and neighbouring countries such as Germany, Italy, Austria, and France.

Zurich Airport

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Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
It serves Zürich, Switzerland's largest city, and, with its surface transport links, much of the rest of the country.

Lake Zurich

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It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich.
Lake Zürich (Swiss German/Alemannic: Zürisee; German: Zürichsee) is a lake in Switzerland, extending southeast of the city of Zürich.

Reformation

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During the Middle Ages, Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation in Europe under the leadership of Huldrych Zwingli.
The initial movement in Germany diversified, and other reformers arose independently of Luther such as Zwingli in Zürich and Calvin in Geneva.

Kunsthaus Zürich

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Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum, the Kunsthaus and newer Theater 11 in Oerlikon.
The Kunsthaus Zürich is an art museum in the Swiss city of Zürich.

Swiss National Museum

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Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum, the Kunsthaus and newer Theater 11 in Oerlikon.
The Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum)—part of the Musée Suisse Group, itself affiliated with the Federal Office of Culture is located in the city of Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, next to the Hauptbahnhof.

Lindenhof hill

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Traces of pre-Roman Celtic, La Tène settlements were discovered near the Lindenhof, a morainic hill dominating the SE - NW waterway constituted by Lake Zurich and the river Limmat.
The Lindenhof (lit.: courtyard of the lime) is a moraine hill and a public square in the historic center of Zürich, Switzerland.

Limmat

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Traces of pre-Roman Celtic, La Tène settlements were discovered near the Lindenhof, a morainic hill dominating the SE - NW waterway constituted by Lake Zurich and the river Limmat. The Quaianlagen are an important milestone in the development of the modern city of Zürich, as the construction of the new lake front transformed Zürich from a small medieval town on the rivers Limmat and Sihl to an attractive modern city on the Zürichsee shore, under the guidance of the city engineer Arnold Bürkli.
The river commences at the outfall of Lake Zurich, in the southern part of the city of Zurich.

Turicum

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Later here was erected Turicum (a toponym of clear Celtic origin), a tax-collecting point for goods trafficked on the Limmat, which constituted part of the border between Gallia Belgica (from AD 90 Germania Superior) and Raetia: this customs point developed later into a vicus.
Turicum was a Galloroman settlement at the lower end of Lake Zurich, and precursor of the city of Zürich.

Fraumünster

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Louis also founded the Fraumünster abbey in 853 for his daughter Hildegard.
The Fraumünster (lit. in Women's Minster, but often wrongly translated to [Our] Lady Minster) is a church in Zürich which was built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women which was founded in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter Hildegard.

Codex Manesse

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An important event in the early 14th century was the completion of the Manesse Codex, a key source of medieval German poetry.
The codex was produced in Zürich, for the Manesse family.

Reformation in Switzerland

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Zwingli started the Swiss Reformation at the time when he was the main preacher in the 1520s, at the Grossmünster.
The Protestant Reformation in Switzerland was promoted initially by Huldrych Zwingli, who gained the support of the magistrate (Mark Reust) and population of Zürich in the 1520s.

Zünfte of Zürich

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The political power of the convent slowly waned in the 14th century, beginning with the establishment of the Zunftordnung (guild laws) in 1336 by Rudolf Brun, who also became the first independent mayor, i.e. not nominated by the abbess.
There are fourteen historical Zünfte (guilds, singular Zunft) of Zürich, under the system established in 1336 with the "guild revolution" of Rudolf Brun.

Old Zürich War

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Zürich was temporarily expelled from the confederacy in 1440 due to a war with the other member states over the territory of Toggenburg (the Old Zürich War).
The Old Zurich War (Alter Zürichkrieg), 1440–46, was a conflict between the canton of Zurich and the other seven cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy over the succession to the Count of Toggenburg.

Lindenhof

Lindenhof quarter
The earliest written record of the town dates from the 2nd century, with a tombstone referring to it as to the Statio Turicensis Quadragesima Galliarum ("Zürich post for collecting the 2.5% value tax of the Galliae"), discovered at the Lindenhof.
The Lindenhof in the old town of Zürich is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Kaiserpfalz.

SIX Swiss Exchange

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Zürich's Bahnhofstrasse (Station Street) was laid out in 1867, and the Zürich Stock Exchange was founded in 1877.
SIX Swiss Exchange (formerly SWX Swiss Exchange), based in Zurich, is Switzerland's principal stock exchange (the other being Berne eXchange).

Baden, Switzerland

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From 1847, the Spanisch-Brötli-Bahn, the first railway on Swiss territory, connected Zürich with Baden, putting the Zürich Hauptbahnhof at the origin of the Swiss rail network.
Located 25 km northwest of Zürich in the Limmat Valley (Limmattal) mainly on the western side of the Limmat, its mineral hot springs have been famed since at least the Roman era.

Winterthur

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Zürich's neighbours mocked it as a sign of shame, commemorating the loss of the banner at Winterthur in 1292.
Today Winterthur is a service and high-tech industrial satellite city within Greater Zürich, located about 20 km northeast of Zürich, and only 20 minutes by train.

Albis

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He endowed the Benedictine convent with the lands of Zürich, Uri, and the Albis forest, and granted the convent immunity, placing it under his direct authority.
The Albis is a chain of hills in the Canton of Zürich, Switzerland, stretching for some 19 km from Sihlbrugg in the south to Waldegg near Zürich in the north.

Zürichberg

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From the northwest to the southeast, the height of the mostly wooded knolls generally increases: the Gubrist (615 m), the Hönggerberg (541 m), the Käferberg (571 m), the Zürichberg (676 m), the Adlisberg (701 m) and the Öschbrig (696 m).
The Zürichberg is a wooded hill rising to 679 m (2,228 feet), overlooking Lake Zürich and located immediately to the east of the city of Zürich, Switzerland, between the valleys of the Limmat and the Glatt rivers.

Sihl

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The Quaianlagen are an important milestone in the development of the modern city of Zürich, as the construction of the new lake front transformed Zürich from a small medieval town on the rivers Limmat and Sihl to an attractive modern city on the Zürichsee shore, under the guidance of the city engineer Arnold Bürkli.
The Sihl is a Swiss river that rises near the Druesberg mountain in the canton of Schwyz, and eventually flows into the Limmat in the centre of the city of Zürich.

Uetliberg

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The Uetliberg is, with 869 m above sea level, the highest elevation of the surrounding area.
The Uetliberg (also known as Üetliberg ) is a mountain in the Swiss plateau, part of the Albis chain, rising to 870 m. The mountain offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Zürich and the Lake of Zurich, and lies on the boundary between the city of Zürich and the municipalities of Stallikon and Uitikon.