The richest city of Switzerland Zurich lies next to the beautiful and clean Lake Zurich. It is well known as one of the largest financial centres in the world, with hundreds of banks having their seat or office in the Zurich Metropolitan Area. The Zurich Stock Exchange is the fourth biggest in the world, and the city is the global capital of gold trade. But by richest, we mean more than business: richness in culture, history, sights and programs as well.
Zurich is also a modern metropolis with both historical and contemporary cultural sights. Visit the artworks displayed in the Kunsthaus and the Rietberg Museum, or be amazed by Chagall’s stained glass windows in the Fraumunster- you can surely find your favourite type of art in one of the 50 museums and 100 art galleries.
You can satisfy your need for shopping too. Don’t just expect chocolate, cheese or clocks here, Zurich is way beyond that. You can more likely find luxurious fashion items, clothes and accessories in Bahnhofstrasse and Niederdorf, the traditional shopping areas with brands Hermes, Chanel, Zuhair Murad, Eliee Saab, Zilli, Stefano Ricci, Graaf, Van Cleef and Arpels, Bvlgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Hublot, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet. But it might pay off to look around and explore the whole city, especially because there is an excellent public transport and a free bike rental system.
However, it’s not only the sights that make Zurich special. The city is bustling with life all day and all night. You can visit at any time of the year, you can surely find a festival be it classical or modern music or art. Apart from that, Zurich’s 500 clubs and bars, including several in swimming pools, will keep the party alive well into the early hours. On top of it, there is the amply named Street Parade in August, which is the biggest open-air dance party in Europe.
After intensive partying or an exhausting shopping trip, you can find plenty of recreational possibilities, especially amongst the 25 baths. But you can do more than rest, you can heal as well. Switzerland has high level of health service and Zurich is the top place if you want to get 110% care for yourself, with world-class specialists and the best possible environment.