The cosmopolitan city by the water combines creative urban life with nature. There’s activity day and night with countless events, diverse museums, and Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife. And you can be in the Swiss mountains in less than an hour. Zurich has for years ranked among the world’s top cities in terms of quality of life. It is a boutique city that offers everything that implies, in a small and exquisite format. It is avant-garde: it was home to Dada, the Freitag bag and the world-renowned Helvetica typeface. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and companies such as Google and Disney Research produce many innovations. Zurich hosts the Swiss National Bank along with the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most luxurious shopping strips around. People there do their utmost to embrace trends immediately. The city has one of the highest numbers of Michelin-starred restaurants per inhabitant in Europe. The city’s rustic pubs, street food festivals and pop-up restaurants in empty factories are also highly popular. All the city’s culinary offerings can be sampled at the annual FOOD ZURICH festival.