The region of short routes and one of the most important cities in Switzerland is undoubtedly Zurich, due to the fact that it is the largest city in Switzerland and due to its location in central Switzerland and the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. The old town of Zurich provides picturesque sceneries with set of Alps, the vivid Lake Zurich and the old town medieval houses from the Renaissance period. As a lifestyle capital on the water with views of the Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers the unique mix of adventure, pleasure, nature and culture.
The old town is the most happening district of Zurich as you will find the highest concentration of clubs in Switzerland, one of the most famous shopping miles, and a plethora of cultural offerings. The station road or Bahnhofsstrasse as it is called by locals is Zurich’s shopping mile and has contributed to the city’s reputation as El Dorado for shoppers. Being a top address for international fashion labels, jewellery and watches it is a must for visitors to walk done the prestigious road and visit some of the boutiques.
Interesting day tips can be made through the city by foot, over the lake by boat or up to the Uetliberg with its historical Uetliberg train, which brings you to the top of the mountain. Also for lovers of art Zurich has a lot to offer. The city alone is home to over 50 museums, some 14 of which are devoted to art. The museum of fine arts, the Kunsthaus Zurich, boasts a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos.
Switzerland is known for its cheese making and for the great variety of 450 different cheeses, each one being unique. During your stay in Zurich you will have the opportunity to experience some local dishes like the cheese bombs known as Malakoff’s, toasted cheese slices and cheesecakes, raclette and the famous fondue. Restaurants in Zurich do not solely offer cheese dishes, many top class restaurants with international dishes and stylish atmosphere can be found in the city centre.