Home to bankers and economic whiz’s, the financial hub of Switzerland is not nearly as dull as it sounds. While age-old traditions previously ruled here, the 21st century hit this city with a bang, with new arty, post-industrial scenes spreading like wildfire through the city’s suburbs. Like many of its Swiss counterparts, this city is regarded one of the world’s most livable, with its location, – Zurich is parked on the bank of the stunning Limmat River – its friendly locals and forward-thinking public systems creating a way of life envied the world over. Beyond its innovative ways, Zurich is also famed for its architecture, with old-world lanes and towering steeples remaining at the heart of the city vibe. Other cities may disagree, but we’re pretty confident; whatever you can do, Zurich can do better.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.