One of Europe’s most surprising cities, Zurich – typically known as the epicenter of Swiss banking – offers an enticing, multi-faceted travel experience. Set on the River Limmat and Lake Zurich, water plays a central role in the city’s personality. From May to October, one can join the locals swimming in the lake, visiting a lido bar or simply taking a relaxing boat tour to view the city’s medieval architecture from a different vantage point. Cultural life in Zurich is rich and varied. Spend a day exploring the Kunsthaus, one of Europe’s greatest museums of art, and travel just 30 minutes from the city center to see the Oskar Reinhart Collection at the Winterthur. See a performance at the world-class Zurich Opera and Ballet, or stroll through the contemporary art galleries of the Kreis 5 arts hub, particularly the Löwenbräuareal. Later, savor decadent meals at some utterly fantastic restaurants, including the world’s very first vegetarian eatery.
- Kunsthaus Art Gallery- the list of artists in their collection reads like a roll call of famous artists
- Visit a lido bar or take a boat tour of the city
- The Zurich Opera and Ballet are world-class, and is the only opera house in the world still running as a cooperative!