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Homepage of the City of Zürich

Welcome to the international information portal of the City of Zürich

Zürich is a city both exciting and open to different cultures, offering locals and visitors alike a unique quality of life while providing excellent conditions for companies and businesses.

Zürich sets great store by sustainability and was notably one of the first cities in the world to include the ideas and aims of the 2000-Watt society in the city’s constitution.

As the largest city in Switzerland, Zürich is the economic motor of the surrounding region and indeed the whole country.

Zürich’s universities and technical colleges provide companies with a creative and well qualified pool of potential employees.

Zürich is a real cultural centre, with unique events in all different disciplines and walks of life. On any given day there are around 70 different cultural events on offer.

With its beautiful lakeside location, unspoilt environment and extensive range of leisure and cultural activities, Zürich is both a unique and attractive travellers haven and has always been Switzerland's largest tourist destination.

The Portrait of the City of Zürich provides facts and figures on a variety of subjects such as education, the economy, culture, sport and accommodation.

The section Politics & Law explains the balance between politics and administration in the city and provides information on the political system. 

The Services section outlines the areas and services where we can give you our support.

Emergency Telephone Numbers: Police 117 / Fire 118 / Ambulance 144