Whilst Bern is the administrative capital of the Swiss Confederation, Zurich belongs to the very closed circle of major world-class cities according to the ranking of the GaWC. An international economic, financial, scientific and artistic centre, the largest city in Switzerland can obviously not be summed up by its reputation as a wealthy city. It has so much to offer. Between cultural visits, contrasting excursions and fashionable entertainment, it does not cease to amaze. Not far from the main banks of the «Paradeplatz», it is enough to wander a bit in order to find yourself at the heart of the old Schipfe district, on the west bank of the Limmat. A labyrinth of paved streets, like rollercoasters, lined with typical houses, small boutiques and quiet cafés, churches with record sundials and flamboyant windows. A stopover in the terraces of the Lindenhof Park…a real joy! The Niederhof district, which remembers Lenin, Voltaire, Dadaism which it saw born and gladly install itself in the German-speaking Montmartre. The night falls, the atmosphere becomes electrified…Destination: Zurich West! An exciting kingdom of giant dance floors and endless parties. A bustling district where hip, trendy or cosy bars rub shoulders with disused factories transformed into temples of contemporary art and the alternative places with the tagged walls everywhere, where the trends of tomorrow are born. The parties organised behind the scenes in this former industrial district are absolutely unique. Feel like a bit of fresh air or being out in the open air ? The excellent public transport system, one of the most developed in the world, makes the neighbouring vineyards, picturesque villages, majestic Alpine peaks and the beautiful cities of other cantons accessible. Need some refreshment? Then go to one of the numerous open-air swimming pools of the lake and other public baths on the banks of the Limmat and the Sihl, but be warned, from dusk onwards, they often transform themselves into spirited bars and lounges which often only require for you to set off to the dancefloor!