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

Recently published! 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

• 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, idiosyncratic 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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