Only In Zurich

A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects

ISBN-13: 978-3-9505392-4-0

Author: Duncan JD Smith

Publisher: The Urban Explorer

Edition: 4 (2023)

Specification: Paperback, 232 pages, 200 colour photos & two fold-out maps, 13.5 x 21cm

Prices: £ 16.95, € 19.90, US$ 22.95, CDN$ 32.95

Proving there is more to Zurich than banking, clean streets and punctuality, this explorer’s guide shows a very different side to the Swiss city.

This book has helped me to see Zurich through a fresh lens.

Reader Review

Revised 4th edition late 2023! An illustrated guide to over 80 fascinating and unusual historical sights in Switzerland‘s largest city. Roman ruins and medieval walls, curious museums and secret gardens, quirky shops and converted factories.

• From Roman Turicum and the Old Swiss Confederacy to the Helvetic Republic and the Industrial Revolution.

• The home of FIFA, an elephant in the woods, the emperor’s paddle steamer, and the original ‘Dark Restaurant‘.

• Coffee with Lenin, the forgotten Mrs. Einstein, in the footsteps of James Joyce, and a martyr to the Reformation.

• The ideal city guide for travellers who want to escape the crowds and go beyond the well-known paths, as well as for those inhabitants who perhaps thought they already knew their city.



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