Rathaus Kanton Zürich

Government Council of the Canton of Zurich

Words of welcome by the President

Many people like to think they live in the best place in the world. When it comes to Zurich, it’s actually true: the city consistently leads the international rankings, and the canton offers outstanding quality of life.

Zurich has all the ingredients: commuters feel safe after dark, there’s great entertainment to choose from, the water in the river Limmat is pure, and medical care is first-rate. Keeping things this way depends on getting the blend right, for example striking a skilful balance between a robust transport network and unspoilt nature, or between quality education and healthy public finances. It’s hard work, but well worth it. Achieving this involves many people pulling together, including a government united in its dedication to finding solutions that serve the interests of the canton and its residents.

Dr. Thomas Heiniger, President of the Government Council

Dr. Thomas Heiniger, President of the Government Council