How to sum up Zurich? This ‘clean and safe’ refuge of international bankers has plenty of interesting gems. You will find well-kept lakeside beaches in one direction, and hilltop hiking in another – all just steps from the high-end designer shopping street of Bahnhofstrasse. Meanwhile, the Old Town with its narrow cobblestoned streets makes a charming setting for an afternoon stroll.
Zurich has been named the city with the best quality of life in the world several times.
Zurich does all seasons well, from Christmas markets and ice skating in the winter to lakeside discos and outdoor film festivals in the summer. The city sheds its finely-tailored suit for all-night parties such as New Year’s Eve and the summertime Street Parade, but no matter how wild the night, it shows up for work the next morning on time and clean-shaven.