Zermatt, a combustion engine free zone, is famed as a mountaineering and ski resort and is a starting point for hikes into the mountains from where the cable cars and chair lifts carry tourists; the highest being “the Klein Matterhorn” at 3,883 meters. The highest open-air railway in Europe – the Gornergratbahn, runs up to the summit of the “Gornergrat” at 3,089 meters.
Zürich, the largest city of Switzerland, was founded about 2000 years ago. Zurich University, “The ETH”, built from 1858 to 1864, is associated with 21 Nobel prizewinners. The Old Town stretches on both sides of the “Limmat River”, which flows from the lake Zürichis. The ccity is known for the best quality of life in the world apart from being the wealthiest in Europe.