Being within 15miles of the German border, Zürich has a strong Germanic influence, something made evident in its culture, architecture, nightlife and language.
Zürich is a global city of immense wealth and influence, with a number of financial institutions and multi-corporates making up its financial district. This fortune, alongside 2,000 years of history and rich, multicultural traditions, contribute to Zürich regularly been named among the top 10 most liveble cities in the world – and one that’s always a joy to visit.
Elegant, clean and brimming with history; Zürich showcases Switzerland’s decadent past as well as its vibrant and diverse modern culture. Trace the medieval history of the city at the beautiful Fraumünster church, discover a fine collection of Old Masters at the famous Kunsthaus, drink in the atmosphere at the vibrant Frau Gerolds Garten, or stretch your legs at the nearby peak of Uetliberg. Every day brings new discoveries in this iconic Swiss city.
If you’re travelling to Zürich as part of an upcoming Rhine river cruise, be sure to read our guide to the city’s unmissable sights, hidden gems and best foodie highlights before your visit.