Zurich is a vibrant metropolis. With more than 500 clubs and discos Zurich has the highest density of night life attractions in Switzerland. Of course, Zurich also has a lot to offer during the day. The historic centre, located left and right of the river Limmat is known as the posh area of the city. Many luxury shops, the world famous Confiserie Sprüngli and the Swiss National Bank are located along Bahnhofsstraße, which leads from the railway station to Lake Zurich. The town boasts more than 250 hotels, innumerable restaurants, bars and cafés. Similar to the German city of Frankfurt on the Main, Zurich one of the most important financial centres. As far as the educational sector is concerned ETH Zurich (Eidgenössisch Technische Hochschule Zürich) figures among the most acclaimed universities worldwide.