Zurich is, if there is such a thing, THE city of Switzerland. From a cultural point of view, it is up there with other large centres such as New York, Paris and Berlin. Situated at the heart of Switzerland, it is close to all of the key places to visit in the country. Situated at the heart of Europe, it has direct connections to all of the European capitals. Beside the lake, and within easy reach of the Alps, it offers a splendid view and an outstanding quality of life to its inhabitants and tourists.