Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and its financial capital. Zürich is also the most densely populated canton in the Swiss Confederation.
The city regularly tops the rankings of the world's best cities to live in. Zürich offers that winning combination of a unique location in the heart of the alpine country, beside a lake, along the River Limmat and at the foot of the Alps with superb infrastructure for business, leisure, education and culture. Its busy international airport connects travelers to more than 150 destinations.
No fewer than 21 Nobel laureates were educated in the internationally renowned Polytechnique Fédérale de Zürich (ETH Zürich).
Zurich's Old Town, particularly the Niederdorf district, with its narrow cobbled streets lined with medieval buildings, guild halls, such as the magnificent Zunfthaus zur Waag, dating back to 1303, the cathedral (Grossmünster) and the Renaissance town hall offers an alluring backdrop. The largely pedestrianized area is packed with restaurants, bars and shops that draw people day and night.
This old Roman city now attracts shoppers to its famous Bahnhofstrasse, home to some of the top global brands. Lively nightlife is guaranteed with some of the highest density of clubs in Switzerland. Art lovers are spoiled for choice between more than 50 museums.
The highly sought-after residential area is Zürichberg in the east rises to 679 m above the city on a wooded hill, with beautiful lake views. The Seefeld residential neighborhood on the Right Bank of the lake starts at the Gold Coast (Goldküste) and is one of Zurich's most beautiful and elegant residential districts. Zollikon, Küsnacht, Erlenbach, Herrliberg and Meilen are ideally positioned to capture the glow of the evening sun - hence the name, Gold Coast.
Enge and Wollishofen are longstanding residential areas on the Left Bank. Closer to the center of Zurich, Kilchberg and Rüschlikon are highly desirable areas with magnificent views of the lake and the Alps.
In Zürich West, a major redevelopment project is under way to transform the former industrial site to residential. Rising 126 m, Prime Tower is the tallest building in the city and is primarily given over to offices.