Zurich is Switzerland's largest city and international financial center and has a quaint old town center combined with a delightful riverside. Located on the shore of Lake Zurich it offers a stunning view of the Alps only a short train ride away. Located on Lake Geneva with Mont Blanc hovering in the background, Geneva is an idyllic Swiss village at heart. It is the second-largest city in Switzerland and one of the most important world centers of diplomacy, being home to the United Nations (UN) and the Red Cross. Geneva is an exciting, historical, and scenic city to visit.