The city of Zurich shows a perfect combination of culture, city life and nature. The old town of Zurich is located on both sides of the Limmat River. From Centralplatz you can get to Bellevue-Platz on the lake and from here you have a beautiful view over Lake Zurich. Here you also cross the Limmat. Very worth seeing are the guild houses along the Limmatquai. You can climb one of the towers of the Grossmünster and get an even better view. You can reach Zurich's local mountain Uetliberg with the Sihltal-Zürich-Uetliberg-Bahn (SZU) from the main station.
Winterthur offers a medieval old town and the largest continuous pedestrian zone in Europe. Old magnificent mansions, the town hall passageway and the Fischermädchenbrunnen fountain are popular sights. In addition, 17 museums alone show that Winterthur is rightly considered a city of culture. An above-average number of the museums are sophisticated art collections, some of which originate from private estates. Every year at the end of September Winterthur hosts the "Open Doors". During the festival, artists from the city open their studios to visitors interested in art.
Zug is located on the Zugerberg and Lake Zug. "Chriesiblüscht" is the name given to the cherry blossoms that are characteristic of the region around Zug. Visitors are particularly impressed every evening by an unusually beautiful sunset on Lake Zug. Diverse activity possibilities range from hiking to biking and scootering to paragliding. In winter the Zugerberg is good for sledging and cross-country skiing. Customs such as the ringing of the "Chriesigloggä", which is the starting signal for the cherry harvest every year, are actively cultivated.
Baden is a town known both as a spa town and as a cultural town. The 47 degree hot thermal water, in which even the Romans bathed, bubbles up from 18 springs here. Baden has a rich cultural scene. International cultural festivals are regularly held in the city.