An abundance of services and leisure opportunities make ETH Zurich an attractive place to study and work, providing a rich university life and provide for a diverse, varied student life. Zurich is a city where the quality of life is among the best in the world. As Switzerland's largest city it is rich in culture, and it is regarded as safe. Its central location makes it the ideal starting point for excursions. Bern, Lucerne, Basel and Schaffhausen can all be reached in less than an hour by train. Famous places in the Alps like Pilatus, Säntis, the Rigi and even the Jungfraujoch are only a little further away.