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ZURICH TRAVEL GUIDE
LANGUAGESOfficially Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh, but Swiss German dominates here.
WHAT TO EATSwiss German specialties: älplermagronen (a hearty, Alpine macaroni dish), birchermuesli (this is the birthplace of muesli), potato rösti (hash-brown), Zurcher geschnetzeltes (veal and mushroom ragout) and Zuger kirschtorte (a buttercream cake soaked in kirsch, a cherry liqueur).
WHAT TO BRING BACKOld-fashioned, handmade wooden toys or music boxes, luxury goods from Bahnhofstrasse or vintage finds from the Kanzlei or Burklipltaz flea markets and macarons or chocolates from the famous Confiserie Sprüngli.
FUN FACTWe all get a little bit giddy when winter melts into spring, but perhaps not as much as people in Zurich who literally set a snowman on fire. Taking place in April, Sechseläuten is the city’s annual spring celebration, culminating in the burning of the “Böögg,” an 11-feet tall snowman placed atop a bonfire.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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