Streetwise Zurich Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Zurich, Switzerland - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map With Metro (2013)

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2013 UPDATED Streetwise Zurich Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Zurich, Switzerland - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro map featuring tram, bus, train, cable car lines & stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Zurich Map 1:10,000
Zurich Area Map 1:77,000
Zurich City Metro Map

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2013 UPDATED Streetwise Zurich Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Zurich, Switzerland - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro map featuring tram, bus, train, cable car lines & stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Zurich Map 1:10,000
Zurich Area Map 1:77,000
Zurich City Metro Map

Zurich is a banker’s paradise. This is the financial capital of Switzerland, and in turn the world. Numbered accounts and absolute secrecy may be more difficult to find these days, but financial discretion is still the order of the day in this monetary mega city. Walking around the streets of Zurich, you find perfectly manicured townhouses with thick doors featuring cryptic names on bronze plaques. These are the money handlers of the twenty first century. Once it was imperative to physically sit on hoards of gold, but now you don’t need much more than a computer and a network to control a fortune. That doesn’t mean that the hoards of gold aren’t still tucked away, it just means that there are more companies behind thick doors moving it around figuratively.

Zurich therefore is a bit deceptive. It’s so clean and manageable; you wouldn’t think that so much business takes place here. The Old Town, made up of tiny cobblestone pedestrian streets, straddles the Limmat River. Houses line the streets with retail or restaurants on the ground floor and apartments above, giving the area life even after the shops close. Each of these neighborhoods are clustered around one of the major churches in the city: Grossemunster, with it’s iconic twin spires; Fraumunster, with the Marc Chagall stained glass windows; and St Peters, the oldest church in Zurich displaying the largest clock face in Europe.

The city sits at the base of Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) and directions are based on the right side or left side of the river, based on having your back to the lake. On the left side along the river are the streets of Schipfe and Storchen, both filled with trendy upscale shops and cafes. Bahnhofstrasse is the main shopping street in town and it stretches from the lake up to the train station. On the right side of the river is Neiderdorf Strasse, a younger hipper street filled with funky boutiques, inexpensive restaurants and clubs. Less expensive hotels are found hidden in the small alleys that lead away from the river, but you might want to stay in another section of town if you have a concern about late night noise.

One of the nicest things to do in Zurich is to take an evening stroll along the lake. The promenade that runs from Bellevue Plaza along Uto Quai and then continues on Seefeld Quai is lovely in warm weather. Pass the Johann Jacobs Museum, Le Corbusier’s Hans Weber Haus, the Museum Bellerive, and wander through the China Garden maybe stopping for a cool drink or an ice cream.

Our STREETWISE® Zurich Map will guide you in your visit to this beautiful Swiss city. All metro stops and sites are clearly highlighted on the main map, some with architectural renderings making it easier to spot them as landmarks. Streets, hotels, parks and squares, and points of interest are listed in the index. A separate Zurich area map will facilitate your travel in and out of the city and to the airport. A complete Zurich Metro Map is also included.

Our pocket size map of Zurich is also laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Zurich map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Zurich map today and you too can navigate Zurich, Switzerland like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.

About STREETWISE® Maps

STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886705715
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Laminated Map
  • Edition number: 2013
  • Sales rank: 247,922
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 3.88 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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