Switzerland's cosmopolitan city known for its design, art, and music scenes, Zurich offers all this and more with its magnificent views of the snow-capped Alps. With over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries, the Dada art movement was actually founded here at the legendary Cabaret Voltaire – which is now open to the public once more.

In recent years, Zurich’s shopping mile has become a top address for international fashion labels, homegrown indie lines, jewellery makers and artisanal watches. The city also boasts the highest density of clubs in Switzerland. With no official closing times, its scene ranges from house music parties at the legendary Kaufleuten to LGBTQ-friendly events at the Labor Bar. Just don’t stay out too late — you’ll miss out on the spectacular morning hikes to Uetliberg Mountain.

Lazy Seefelder by Strala, Zurich

Zurich does Design

Zurich has many striking features: the River Limmat winding through the city, historic architecture, and snow covered Alps as a picturesque backdrop. Only rarely does contemporary design get real attention in the city – and that’s usually in conjunction with events such as blickfang.

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Maurice de Mauriac, watchmaker, Zurich

Watchmaker Maurice de Mauriac - Interview

It’s a risky manoeuvre, starting a watch company from scratch in a country with a long history of family run watchmakers, without a family name to pass the business on to you. Daniel Dreifuss, who runs the Zurich based Maurice de Mauriac, decided in 1997 to do just that.

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