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  • Festive lights cover the Limmatquai street and River Limmat

    Festive lights cover the Limmatquai street and River Limmat


City Breaks » Zürich City Breaks

 

 
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Fred.\ Holidays can also offer trips to many other destinations within Switzerland, such as Geneva city breaks and hotels in Arosa.

Zurich

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.

Fred says

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 Lucerne Hotel Recommendations

Hotels Novotel Zurich City-West 4*

The hotel is located in the trendy district of Zurich with modern and spacious rooms. Fred.\ Special: Enjoy 3 nights for the price of 2! (valid 20- 27.04.2015 and 05-31.10.2015).

Sorrel Hotel Ruetli 3*

Recently renovated, the Novotel can be found in the heart of the old town.
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Zurich

Largest city in Switzerland

Population

Approx. 375,000

Country/State

Switzerland/Zurich

Time Difference

+1hr

Dial Code

+41 (Switzerland)

Currency

Swiss Franc CHF

International Zurich Airport

In close proximity to Zurich (10 min to Zurich Main Station by train).

Flight Time from London

1hr 40min

Bahnhofstrasse

Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse stretches from the main station down to the shores of Lake Zurich and is one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. The 'mother of all shopping streets' guarantees a sophisticated opportunity to window shop. High-quality Swiss goods, jewellers, watchmakers and international designer labels can be found here

Old Town

You will find a myriad of small boutiques, antique shops, bars and cafés in the Old Town on the left and right bank of the River Limmat.

Niederdorf

The Niederdorf, which is the old part of Zurich, is more for young people. Aside from a lot of fast food places you will find a lot of trendy clothes stores here.

Bürkliplatz

On Saturdays from May to October, Bürkliplatz fills with stalls during the weekly flea market.

Hiltl

The oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe (opened in 1898) and still one of Zurich's gastronomic highlights. Its main attraction is a large salad bar, containing more than 40 different types of freshly prepared vegetables. The restaurant is also known for its vegetarian Indian specialties.

Kronenhalle

One of Zurich's most famous restaurants with a long history serving some of the best food in town. The decor includes original paintings by Klee, Chagall, Matisse, Miró, Kandinsky, Braque, Bonnard, and Picasso.

Zurich Zoo

The zoo is home to 320 different species from all over the world and is situated in beautiful parkland above Zurich's city centre. One of the zoo's highlights is the 11,000sqm hall containing several hundred plants and animal species from the Madagascan Rainforest.

Niederdorf & Oberdorf District

Zurich is a pedestrian zone with lots of boutiques hidden away in a patchwork of alleys. At night the many bars, restaurants and street artists turn the Niederdorf into an exciting centre of entertainment for the awaiting public.

Kunsthaus

Don't miss one of Switzerland's most renowned art galleries featuring all the main European art periods from the Middle Ages until today.

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.

Jacob Coffee Museum

Describes the evolution of coffee and different aspects of the culture that has developed around it.

Kaufleuten

One of the best known venues in Zurich with four bars across two floors, ranging from a spectacular, chandelier-laden main bar to a comfortable lounge area, arranged with large cushions and wooden furniture.

The most popular place to seek out nightlife in Zurich is the Old Town, on the left bank of the River Limmat, with many bars and cafes tucked away on the side streets such as Niederdorfstrasse and Oberdorfstrasse. New bars and clubs keep opening up in the city, especially to the west of the Hauptbahnhof in the fourth and fifth districts, around Langstrasse and Escher-Wyss-Platz.