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Charming Facts about Zurich


View of ZurichTomorrow I’m on a plane to Zurich, Switzerland! The last time I was in Europe, I was 16 so I’m thrilled to be able to explore the beautiful city of Zurich! Before traveling I always research fun and interesting facts about the destination and of course, the best things to do. So I gathered a few charming facts about Zurich, Switzerland. I’m very interested to find out what makes this country one of the happiest places in the world to live!

Charming facts about Zurich

Albert Einstein attended the University of Zurich, where he later became professor.

Switzerland is the happiest place in the world, according to The World Happiness Report released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network for United Nations. And Zurich was recognized as the city with the best quality of life in the world, 7 years in a row!

Zurich is home to the largest number of nightclubs in the world. I better start practicing my moves.

There are 1200 fountains in the city of Zurich!

Average time from Zurich to Paris on the railway is just 4.5 hours!

32.5 is the average age of women marrying for the first time in the Canton of Zurich. The average age for men is 35.1.

There are more breweries per capita in the small country of Switzerland than anywhere else in the world! And I’m sure many of them serve one of the country’s most popular dishes, fondue! Tyler Florence has an amazing recipe for fondue here!

A popular Swiss dessert is the Bündner Nusstorte, a caramelized nut-filled pastry. And we were bummed to learn that the Swiss Roll did NOT originate in Switzerland.

Only about 400,000 people live in the city of Zurich.

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9 responses to Charming Facts about Zurich

  1. August 4, 2015

    I have been to Zurich twice, once it rained the entire time, the other time, it was a perfect sunny day, both times were perfect. I cannot say enough amazing things about zurich. I hope you love it, I know you will!

    1. Eden
      August 4, 2015

      I can’t wait!! I think it’s going to rain one or two days but shouldn’t be too bad! So looking forward to it and sharing pics when I get back!! Thanks Kimmie!!

  2. August 4, 2015

    Also, I love the idea of looking up fun facts about where you are going. I tend to read about the history of the places but never tidbits like you shared! I am going to do that for the places I am traveling this september!

  3. August 4, 2015

    How exciting for you to visit my hometown – I am a daily reader of your blog and live in Zurich. What made you decide on coming here?
    There is so much to see here…. a swim in the beautiful lake at Seebad Enge, drinks at Frau Gerolds Garten (they are on top of the urban gardening bandwagon), try champagne truffles from Teuscher, etc. Let me know if you need some more insider tips. Hope you enjoy your stay – it is the best time of the year to visit this beautiful city.

    1. Pops
      August 6, 2015

      Perhaps your readers would like to hear a little bit about your trip to Europe? I’m thinking you might want to enlighten them about your visit to Omaha Beach, while your poor daddy tried to tape a video about the scene? Or you visit to a certain after hours establishment near the Eiffel Tower? Hmmm?

      1. Eden
        August 13, 2015

        Haha!! I think we shouldn’t tell them all of that 🙂

    2. Eden
      August 13, 2015

      Patricia! You’re hometown has become one of my favorites. What a special place! We ALL fell in love with it. We swam in the lake, visited the area near Frau Garten, tried the truffles (AMAZING!!!) and so much more!! I would live there in a heartbeat!!!

  4. Pops
    August 6, 2015

    Sorry, I screwed up and left my comment as a reply to Patricia. Will check more carefully next time.

  5. A Foders
    October 25, 2018

    I grew up in Zurich but I did not know that we had 1200 fountains nor that we had the most nightclubs. By the way go to the Lindenhof.

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