Zurich for fun
The once quiet and reserved financial centre of Switzerland is becoming an increasingly lively city. Zurich has more than 500 clubs and bars in which to party until dawn. Every year the city hosts the Street Parade, Europe's biggest open-air techno and rave party. Join other young pleasure-seekers in the Zürich-West district. With its trendy bars and clubs, this former industrial area sets the rhythm for the city.
Zurich for art lovers
The city, famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts, is also home to more than 50 museums and 100 art galleries. The Kunsthaus houses the largest collection of modern art in Zurich, with works by Giacometti, Picasso, Monet and Chagall. The Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection includes works by Monet, Cézanne and Renoir. Masters of contemporary art await you at the Kunsthalle, while the Rietberg Museum boasts one of the finest collections of Asian art in Europe.
Zurich for shopping
Walk down one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world, the Bahnhofstrasse, with everything from department stores and designer boutiques to watchmakers and chocolatiers. Niederdorf in the Old Town and Zürich-West are popular with younger shoppers. And then there is the Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station with more than 135 shops open every day of the year.