Zurich may give you the feeling that you have landed in a town right out of Grimms' fairy tales. Once you have booked one of the SWISS flights to Zurich, get ready to be enchanted by the town on the banks of Lake Zurich. The old medieval part of town is situated on the shores of the Limmat river and of Lake Zurich. Here you can stroll around little alleyways, past old houses from the 14th and 15th century. On the right side of the river are the beautiful Renaissance style Rathaus, the town hall, and the mighty cathedral that has been erected in early medieval Romanic style. Cross the river over one of the bridges and have a look at the medieval cathedral Grossmünster, or the Romanic style Fraumünster, the church of the convent that once ruled Zurich. Some of the glass windows have been designed by the great artist Marc Chagall. The Lindenhof quarter is also a historic site, situated on a rising ground and offering a good view over the city. Legend has it that in medieval times the women of Zurich disguised themselves as soldiers and posed on the Lindenhof as an army, breaking a siege of the city with this trick.

The big banks made Zurich one of the major financial centres of the world, but Zurich also has a sweet heart, because the world famous Swiss chocolate maker Sprüngli is coming from here. Take a ride with the hundred-year-old Polybahn, starting opposite of the train station up to the Polyterrasse, where the University of Zurich is residing. From here you see the great view that makes Zurich so beautiful: The Alps. Hiking, climbing or mountain biking are great pastimes in the summer. Skiing, snowboarding and sleigh riding in the mountains are very popular in the winter. After so many activities try to get some good local food like "Zürcher Geschnetzeltes".