Zürich city breaks are situated in the preserved Old Town, a world-famous opera and elegant shops and restaurants. Switzerland's largest city offers countless possibilities for encountering nature as well as culture and lifestyle. Zürich has more than 50 museums and its exquisite cultural events calendar offers a huge variety of productions all year round.
The city is a shopper's paradise; from international fashion labels, jewellery and watches, to bookshops and farmer's markets - there is something for everyone!
Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and is the financial centre of the country which houses the stock exchange and many international companies. The city is perfectly located for people on a winter Zürich city break as the city is within a close distance to tourist resorts in the Swiss Alps.
Zurich Christmas Market is a popular destination with tourists and well worth a winter visit.
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.