A stylish city with a beautifully preserved old town, a world famous opera and elegant shops and restaurants, Zurich is located nestling amidst hills and lakes and with more than 50 museums to experience. Add to this an exquisite cultural events calendar which offers a huge variety of productions all year round, Zurich becomes very appealing.
The city is a shopper's paradise, with international fashion labels, jewellery, watches, bookshops and farmers markets offering something for everyone. From Zurich, there are some great ways to see the beauty of the region including visiting the Uetliberg mountain, which towers over Zurich and offers a panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps. The Polybahn funicular railway also offers great views of the city.
Did you know?
During the First World War, Lenin lived with his wife at No. 12 Spiegelgasse in Zurich for about a year - a commemorative plaque on the house serves as a reminder.
Places to see
Kunsthaus: Switzerland's most important art gallery contains a collection from all important periods of European art - from the Middle Ages through to the present.
Grossmünster: One of the three major churches in the city; the twin towers of the church are regarded as the most recognisable landmark in Zurich.
Schanzengraben: A small canal that used to be part of the city fortifications between Limmat and Sihl.
Langstrasse: Red light district of Zürich; the most overtly multicultural spot of the town.
Jacob Coffee Museum: Describes the evolution of coffee and different aspects of the culture that has developed around it.
Things to do
Marvel at the panoramic view of the city, lake and snow-covered mountains from the Uetliberg, Zurich's local mountain.
Take the Polybahn, a 19th century funicular, up the steep hill for a fine view and sip a cup of coffee on the lovely terrace perched on top of the hill.
Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Zurich. The brilliance of sunlight reflecting on the water, the sound of the hull parting the waves and the scent of fresh air provides an experience for all the senses! The Lake Zurich Steamer Company makes this and much more possible!
Visit Zurich Zoo, home to an impressive rainforest and more than 4,000 animals from all over the world.
Our Zurich Hotel Rates
|Nights||3* Hotel||4* Hotel|
|2||From £249pp||From £259pp|
|3||From £329pp||From £459pp|
|4+||From £359pp||From £479pp|
|5* hotels and extra nights also available|