Cheap flights to Zurich
If you’re after true class, stunning mountain views and restaurants to die for then don’t look much further than Zurich. Europe’s largest street party takes place in Zurich. So it’s time to forget all those associations with Swiss banks and finance because Zurich is now officially one of Europe’s hippest and most vibrant cities. It’s flush with trendy bars, cafes and music venues catering to all tastes and, the closer you look, the more you’ll realise that this place has a lot more in store than you realised.
Travel to Zurich and you’ll find all sorts of gems, from art house cinemas where you can wile away a bohemian hour or two, to school playgrounds that turn into open-air clubs when evening falls. Then there’s jazz clubs, spectacular rock venues and as always those obligatory traditional Irish-style pubs.
(2 Lagerstrasse) Head to the ground floor of the Sihlpost (post office) building to go hunting for urban accessories, be it fashion, hand-crafted ceramics or art. Before it becomes a building site, this space will act as a design enclosure.
Kunsthaus Zürich has on display more than 150 masterpieces by the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch. Until 12 January 2014 (1 Heimplatz, +44 253 8484).
Combine your love for nature with your love of shopping. A new crop of boutiques has sprung up along the Sihl River, giving residents a different shopping strip outside Bahnhofstrasse. Tuscan soaps, ceramics and cutting-edge fashion are among the many delights on offer.
Make the most of the winter season with a short trip to picturesque Graubunden. Adventure seekers can try out activities such as Stave Ski Racing, beelining through the countryside and tobogganing. To watch how the professionals do it, head to Fideris, 130km from Zurich, for the annual Horn Sledge Race (date to be announced).