As one of the cleanest and richest cities in the world, Zurich set on Lake Zurich in Northern Switzerland is truly stunning. Summer or winter; Zurich is a great city break offering an abundance of fantastic culture, shopping and adventure as well as a more traditional Swiss feel than its very international sister city of Geneva.
With such an elegant and extensive Old Town made up of churches, medieval buildings, cobbled streets, plazas and small speciality shops, it is a definite must that you spend a little time exploring the historic centre. Complementing its fantastic Old Town is the city’s beauty so why not climb to the top of Üetliberg peak, wander along the Lake Zurich promenade or enjoy a boat trip on the lake for some truly phenomenal views across the city.
With over 50 museums and 100 galleries, there really is something for everyone from art to football to speciality watches. Perhaps the two most noteworthy are the Kunsthaus, an impressive art gallery showcasing great Swiss artists including Giacometti; and the National Swiss Museum housed inside an impressive neo-gothic castle building. The city is also seen as the most vibrant in terms of nightlife out of all the Swiss cities with the highest concentration and largest variety of clubs and bars on offer so you’ll undoubtedly find your perfect spot in the city.
What’s more if you are looking to hit the Swiss slopes then Zurich offers a fantastic landing point as you can be enjoying world class skiing in less than two hours. Davos-Klosters is one of Europe’s largest and best known winter sport areas with Davos offering fantastic hotels, a large natural ice rink and a variety of trails while neighbour Klosters gives a much quainter ski village feel. Alternatively head to Laax, a snowboarder’s paradise with four impressive snow parks close by.