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Our Locations: Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is the capital of the canton of Zurich. It has a population of some 360,000 inhabitants (the canton of Zurich has 1.2 million) and is Switzerland’s main commercial and cultural centre, the political capital being Bern. It is located at the northern end of lake Zurich, close to the German, French and Austrian borders and has recently been voted one of the top three global cities in which to live. 

Whilst Switzerland is not renowned for its fun loving lifestyle, a visit to the cobbled Niederdorfstrasse on the eastern river bank will dispel any misplaced preconceptions.  You’ll be struck by the jovial surroundings of great bars and restaurants and, since relaxation of the planning laws in the late 1990s, hundreds of trendy new bars, clubs and restaurants have been opened. In the Summer Zurich is host to Europe’s largest street festival with over one million people attending the celebrations around the lake.

When visiting Zurich, whether by train, plane or automobile, you’ll experience the efficiency of the Swiss. This extends to its renowned tramway system where a wait longer than 7 minutes is unheard of.

Zurich with its banks, insurance companies, trade and industry is Switzerland’s largest and most important business centre.