Like a finely tuned Swiss watch, Zurich is where Europe's gears of capitalism turn. Zurich is known for polished steel and concrete, and as one of the world's banking centers, that is certainly well deserved. However, when the work day is done, Kreis 2, which bends around Lake Zurich, provides eclectic entertainment and yes, even some underrated beaches. If you're looking to bring back some fine works of art on your private jet, Kreis 5 is spotted with contemporary art galleries. Priority One Jets can even lift you from the city to the ski slopes in 20 minutes on your own private helicopter. Arriving in your Gulfstream 650 private jet, Zurich natives will turn their collective heads to see who is stepping off the plane.
For the best view of Zurich, take a bike ride along the south side of the Limmat River. Stopping along the way for some shopping, you'll be able to take the tram up to Renneweg and you'll be in the Old Town with an amazing overlook of the water, the Alps and all of Zurich. To close that multi-national business deal, you'll want to head to Kronenhalle Bar, where you'll be sitting with the captains of industry at marble tables within dark mahogany walls where paintings by Chagall and Picasso are hanging.
Local Currency: Franc CHF
Recommended Private Aircraft: From the United States' east coast cities, the Gulfstream 450 has ideal range to reach Zurich. A Citation Excel can transport 7 from London Luton with comfort and efficiency. The Sikorsky helicopter is perfect for getting you quickly from Zurich to the ski slopes.
Calling Code Switzerland: 41
Best Travel Dates: Switzerland is a year-round playground for adventure sports. Zurich is where the serious work gets done, but if you want to ski Zematt after you're done banking the winter months would be best.
Airport: Zurich Airport - known locally as Kloten Airport, is the largest international airport in Switzerland and is also open for private jet charter traffic. ExecuJet is the recommended FBO.