Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, with 370,000 inhabitants. As a lakeside discovery metropolis with views of the snow-covered Alps on the horizon, Zürich Downtown Switzerland offers a unique mix of history, enjoyment, nature, shopping and culture.
Find out more about Zurich on the offical website of Zurich Tourism Office.
The cultural center of Switzerland
As one of the world’s leading art centers, Zurich is home to over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries.
Zurich’s cultural institutions seduce visitors with high culture on the stage. The opera house presents the greatest number of opera premieres in Europe as well as the fascination of Heinz Spoerli’s Zurich ballet. Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra performs high-caliber concerts with first-class acoustics.
A visit to Zurich means you will experience the finest culinary highlights. The selection ranges from outstanding gourmet restaurants and traditional guild houses with eventful histories to gastronomy hidden behind former factory walls, dining surrounded by nature and sweet treats to snack on.
Pulsating city life day and night
Zurich offers the liveliest nightlife with the highest density of clubs in Switzerland: everything from parties at the legendary Kaufleuten to the best of the 1980s at Mascotte, the city’s oldest club, and the alternative scene around the Rote Fabrik.
In summer, nightlife can be found not only in the clubs, but also outside in the open air; the venues where visitors bathe and relax during the day are ideal places to flirt and dance at night.
Unlimited shopping pleasure
From luxury to international brands, traditional businesses and urban Zurich labels – shopping in Zürich inspires both lovers of exclusive items and the fashion conscious.
‘Lädele’ is what Zürich residents call strolling through the many diverse districts of the city to shop. You can stroll through pulsating Bahnhofstrasse with its international reputation for excellence, in a picturesque old town with over 2,000 years of history on the banks of the River Limmat, or among the trendy districts of Zürich-West and Aussersihl.