Zürich is both culturally vibrant, attractive and recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Long known as a hard-working financial centre, is Switzerland’s largest wealthiest city. It has become one of central Europe’s coolest destinations. Its post-industrial edge is epitomised by its summer Street Parade.
Much of the ancient centre, its winding lanes and tall church steeples has been kept lovingly intact. Yet Zürich has also embraced contemporary trends, with the conversion of old factories into cultural centres and creative new living spaces. Nowhere is that clearer than in Züri-West, the centre of the city’s nightlife. Outside the city, there’s also plenty to explore. Uetliberg with its trails and scenic vistas, pretty lakeside towns such as Rapperswil. The renowned museums of Winterthurare close by.