The Lidenhof Quarter in Zurich’s Old Town has a medieval feel with narrow passages, squares and fountains. I love the old-world charm I’ve come to expect from European cities, and envy the few who live in contemporary apartments amid beauty and history. Wandering about the Old Town between its many iconic churches, I stumbled on a hidden hilltop park that was a pseudo-spiritual experience. I will let you in on one of Zurich’s best kept secrets.
Zurich frequently tops livability indexes and now I know why. There are the basic qualifications—efficient transportation, low crime and almost no unemployment. But Zurich offers a unique relationship between people and water that makes the quality of life particularly enjoyable.