The Old and Great Zurich
This souvenir from Switzerland obviously has European tendencies, but you can still get a sense of a country that is set apart, and not just physically. The overcast sky reminds of the mountainous terrain that makes up so much of this country and has indeed influenced aesthetic tendencies, particularly in respect to architecture. Prominent landmarks like these make for very popular souvenirs, particularly on magnets. This perspective can also serve very nicely as a great starting point for recalling what it was like making your way around the old and great Zurich.
The City in Details
Zurich has plenty opportunities for enjoyment and the traveler will surely become confused at some point as he or she won`t come to a decision as to what to visit first. The main attractions lay on both sides of the Limmat river. Perhaps, the best bet is starting at Lindenhof, and visit the Carolingian Imperial Palace, a former Roman castle. From there, the traveler can head to Great Minister, a church dating from the Twelfth century, where Heinrirch Bullinger and Huldrych Zwingli started the local Reformation. Other churches worth visiting include Women`s Minister and St. Peter´s.
If you are an art buff, head to Zurich Museum of Art which houses artworks from great masters such as Picasso and Munch, and to Centre Le Corbusier. At Rietberg Museum, the traveler will have the opportunity of admiring artifacts from all over the world such as African masks and pieces from the Tibet. For relaxation, head to the Chinese Garden or to Üetliberg, a hill from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. If you are interested in really old sites, Enge Alpenquai will make your day as there you will be amazed at the Prehistoric ruins. All in all this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.