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The Gateway to Switzerland

Zurich is situated in the very heart of Europe and at the foot of the Swiss Alps, and is the ideal base from which to explore Switzerland. Zurich Airport, which has direct connections to 170 destinations all over the world, is just a 10-minute train ride from the centrally located Zurich Main Station. From the train station, travelers can conveniently get to Milan or Paris in just four hours. The Swiss Alps are also within easy traveling distance of Zurich – for example, on a day trip to Mount Titlis in central Switzerland or to the famous Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Oberland. The imposing Rhine Falls, where visitors can experience at close quarters the power of the water as it cascades down the rocks at a rate of 600,000 liters per second, is no more than an hour away. In Zurich and surrounding region, a dense public transportation network of trams, buses and trains allow visitors to get around in comfort – as reliably and punctually as a Swiss watch.

With its culture, nature and urban-style living, it’s a small paradise in the middle of Europe. Art connoisseurs and culture enthusiasts have over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries to choose from, while inquisitive city explorers can discover the striking contrast between the picturesque Old Town and the modern, constantly changing urban quarters. Nature lovers seeking fresh air and green open spaces will delight in the city’s location directly by the lake, in its abundant expanses of forest and parkland, and in its very own mountain, the Uetliberg. In addition, the vibrant nightlife, offering the widest choice of entertainment facilities in Switzerland, is perfectly suited to night owls and the young-at-heart.