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Zürich Cruises

About Zürich

Overlooking the glassy waters of Lake Zürich and spanning the banks of the Limmat River, Switzerland’s largest city is often cited as one of Europe’s best places to live. Despite a relatively small population, it is the country’s financial heart and center of many international banks. Yet its residents also embrace their natural surroundings, taking full advantage of the soaring alpine peaks whose reflection dances in the pristine waters of the lake. Like the Swiss city of Basel, Zürich is also home to a lively and impressive arts culture. The avant-garde, antiestablishment Dada movement was born here in 1916, and two of Zürich’s most important churches boast stained-glass windows by Augusto Giacometti and Marc Chagall: the Grossmünster and Fraumünster, respectively. More masterworks reside in the hushed galleries of the city’s renowned Kunsthaus, including one of Europe’s largest collections of modern art, with works by van Gogh and Picasso and an enormous water lily painting by Monet. Architecture lovers will want to visit the Centre Le Corbusier, a museum designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier that is dedicated to his life and work.