Thursday, 10 May 2012

Removals to Switzerland: Guide to Living and Working in Zurich

Removals to Switzerland: Living and Working in Zurich

UK based removals firm Hamiltons Removals provide high quality removals to Switzerland including removals and shipping to Zurich and most other European and world wide destinations. If you are looking for reliable removals to Switzerland at very competitive prices, contact us now for a free quote. We have been providing removals to Zurich and other Swiss destinations for nearly 20 years and tailor our services to suit all your business or household needs.

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Removals to Switzerland: here is an overview of the services we provide.

Removals to Switzerland: Full Load

A dedicated service or full load means we provide you with exclusive use of a vehicle for removals to Switzerland from UK or European destinations.

Removals to Switzerland: Part Load

A part-load service means the transportation of your possessions and household goods is shared with other consignments. It is not as fast as our dedicated service, but is a more cost effective option for smaller moves.

Removals to Switzerland: Special Service

Our special service gives you exclusive use of a vehicle and you can decide the collection and delivery dates for your move (for UK / European moves to Switzerland only).

International Removals to Switzerland

We also provide container shipping, groupage services and air freight services for shipping to Sweden from international destinations.

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Whichever option you choose, for removals to Switerland you can be sure you will get the very best service from Hamiltons. We are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered which means that we comply with their strict guidelines.

Removals to Switzerland: About Zurich

Zurich is the most densely populated city in Switzerland so it has even more inhabitants that the Swiss capital, Bern. It is known globally as a leading financial centre, with many people employed in banking and finance. It also boasts a highly qualified workforce and low taxes, which is why many of the world’s international organisations set up base here. It is the headquarters for ten of the 50 largest companies in the world, has the fourth most important stock exchange and is the world’s largest gold trading centre.

In fact Zurich ranks second in the world for its quality of life, with Geneva taking first place. This is partly because it is such a prosperous city, with great shopping facilities including the Bahnhoffstrasse, one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world. Here you will find leading names in fashion such as Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Armani, Prada and Louis Vuitton. But it is not just all about money and finance here, the city also has a low crime rate and the streets are safe and clean all year round.

Zurich is a city of culture too, with many art galleries and museums represented here displaying modern and ancient artefacts. In addition to these, Zurich has superb chamber and symphony orchestras and is home to one of the leading stages in Europe, the 19th century built Zurich Opera House. It also has many leading theatres including The Schauspielhaus, and Switzerland’s finest art gallery - The Kunsthaus.

What is it Like to Live and Work in Zurich?

Zurich is a charming city and is centrally located right in the heart of Europe. It has a lively cafe street culture and many people enjoy sitting in the cafe arcades by the River Limmat to people watch or catch up with friends.

Old Zurich is also an interesting part of the city. Cobbled alleyways weave their way through the Niederdorf district, an area full of fascinating shops and boutiques. At night this part of the city comes into its own with bars, art house cinemas, restaurants, nightclubs and street entertainers bringing it to life.

Living in Zurich

Zurich offers a high standard of living due to the affluence of the area, efficient public transport system and excellent education. State education is of a very high standard and there are also many international and bilingual schools. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) is located here and is considered the best university in the German-speaking region. Zurich is also known throughout the world for its research and development institutes and has a packed science park with many public and private research centres.

Many expatriates also choose to live in Zurich because of its amazing natural beauty. Zurich has been voted the second most beautiful city in the world, with features such as Lake Zurich, a number of rivers and the impressive backdrop of the Alps. Those who love the great outdoors have plenty to here as there are many parks, woods and forests in the city and just under an hour outside Zurich are a number of areas for hiking or skiing.

Public Transport in Zurich

One of the many ways to get about in Zurich is via passenger ferries on the river, These help to reduce pollution, which is one of the reasons the city is so clean. Cycling is another popular mode of transport and bike routes are usually marked with red and white signs with yellow lanes only for the use of cyclists. Other forms of transport in Zurich trams, buses, S-Bahn (suburban trains) and cable cars.

Healthcare in Zurich

Switzerland offers excellent standards of healthcare and many of the doctors speak English so communication isn't a problem, even if you don't speak the language. In Zurich and Switzerland as a whole healthcare is provided on a private but compulsory basis, which means that healthcare insurance must be taken out by everyone who lives here. Fees are subsidised for children and young adults.

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