Enjoy being delightfully tempted when traveling to one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Decadent chocolates, luxurious timepieces, grand banking centres, designer boutiques, a world-class art scene and a fascinating history – the largest city in Switzerland has quite a rich heritage to offer travellers.
Settled even before Roman times, Zurich’s dramatic scenery of snow-capped Swiss Alps, lakes and rivers has always enthralled visitors and locals alike. Take a stroll along the water or any of the fabulous promenades for the perfect way to take in the mountainous city. In the summertime, enjoy a leisurely pace. In the winter, warm yourself up with a sip of mulled wine or hot chocolate – perhaps in one of the lovely cafés dotting the avenues.
Chocolate is king in Switzerland and confectionary powerhouses such as Läderach Chocolatier, Suisse Confiserie Sprüngli, Lindt and Teuscher all offer some of the most heavenly bites a chocolate lover could dream of. Chocolates freshly produced on site, Luxumburgerli Amaretti cookies, pralines, hot cocoa, champagne truffles and original gifts show off the delicious Swiss art.
Bahnhofstrasse is the world-famous street where finance quite literally meets fashion. Particularly at the square known as Paradeplatz. One of the most expensive real estate areas in all Switzerland, it is the headquarters for both UBS and Credit Suisse. Several other affluent corporations, conglomerates and banking giants are also located here. So too is the main hub for chocolatier Suisse Confiserie Sprüngli. And along with it, more than 90 designer boutiques including Tiffany & Co, Hermes, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chopard, Prada and Dior. It is a shopaholic and fashionista’s dream, rivalling Rodeo Drive, Madison Avenue, Savile Row and the Champs-Elysees. Restaurants and bars line the upscale boulevard. While shopping (or window shopping) take in the magnificent art and architecture also on display.