Zurich is a city that buzzes with energy. Electric trams glide across the contemporary neighborhoods as the boutique window displays glint along the Bahnhofstrasse, a nearly 4,000-foot long street filled with shops that run along the left bank of the Limmat River. Old Town runs along the contours of the Roman fortified settlement. As your flight descends into the Zurich airport, you will see the greenery spread through the meadows, with the emerald trees and the rolling peaks of the famous Alps in the distance.
Zurich effortlessly combines the antique with the contemporary and allows you to wander through the charm of Old Town while simultaneously enjoying the modern pleasures of the more contemporary neighborhoods. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim to escort you into the heart of the old city, beneath the blue-green spire of Fraumunster. The church was founded in the 9th-century and has inspired artists of various kinds, including the famous painter Marc Chagall. A small door beneath the spire leads you into the three aisles that guide your eye to the 13th-century Romanesque Choir.
The structure reaches a height of nearly 60 feet, and the main attraction of the church is a set of five stained glass windows. Chagall designed the 32-foot tall windows with their color schemes to encapsulate the allegories that pertain to the heavens and the earth. In the morning, the soft sunlight pierces the glass and brings the remarkable red, yellows, blues, and greens to life as you watch the prophet Elijah ascend in a chariot trailed by fire.