Zurich is the new Berlin. No hesitation, no competition. This formerly staid banking capital has experienced such a creative explosion in recent years, and such a mushrooming of innovative bars, restaurants and shops, that it resembles Berlin's salad days of the mid-80s and early 1990s.
Zurich remains Switzerland's commercial and financial hub, and the canton is the country's most affluent. Explore the city's atmospheric cobblestone Old Town, window-shop glittering boutiques and jewelers lining upmarket Bahnhofstrasse, take a cruise on the lake or stand on the Top of Europe in the surrounding Alps. From A to Z, there's plenty to see and do in this up-and-coming Alpine hot spot.