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Nestling on the bank of the Limmat River, Zurich is known to be one of the cleanest and most efficient cities in Europe.  Although it has long been associated with banking and finance, you will nonetheless find plenty to keep you occupied.

If the austere beauty of its architecture is not enough to convince you that Zurich is a great destination this year, it’s worth remembering that recently the city has undergone a massive explosion in arts and popular culture. The Kunsthaus Zürich features important works by Munch, Picasso and Warhol, as well as earlier artists like Manet and Van Gogh.

Meanwhile, the medieval Old Town—characterised by the steep, cobbled alleys of the Niedderdorf district—comprises a substantial part of the city centre and is perfect for long walks. While wandering, you have the opportunity to enjoy the lively café culture by perching yourself in one of the café arcades by the river and viewing the glitter of mountains over the lake.

For another notable point of interest, explore the Bahnhofstrasse, the famous street that brings together the city’s most luxury boutiques. This charming pedestrianised zone, stretching for almost a mile, enjoys buildings of ostentatious architecture and incomparable luxury.

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