With a population of less than half a million, Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland. Not much of a boast – you’d be forgiven in thinking – for a municipality that has one twenty-sixth the population of Tokyo.
How exciting can a town really be, New Yorkers may ask, with just a third of the intensity of Big Apple by population density? Or which could nestle happily inside London’s sprawling, striving and strident shadow 18 times. But does biggest always equate with better?