Zurich is an upmarket banking city and the financial capital of Switzerland. Start the day in Münsterhof · Must-See: Kunsthaus Zürich · Eat rösti · Shop on Bahnhofstrasse · Must-See: Grossmünster · Cabaret Voltaire · Swiss National Museum. Zurich is known for being the economic centre of Switzerland. I would be interested in picking up some trinkets for friends back home in Boston, but unsure as to what the Swiss are known for. Backing lower Lake Zurich is a tangle of parks and gardens, collectively known as the lake promenade, that make for a picturesque place to spend an afternoon. Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of Zürich.