The vibrant metropolis by the river Limat and Lake Zurich is worth a visit all year round. Take a stroll through the old town with its cafes and restaurants or linger on the banks of Lake Zurich and experience nature in the heart of the city.
Discover ZurichZurich has exquisite shops that will get the hearts of shopping lovers racing. The shops of the most famous brands are naturally found in Bahnhofstrasse. Other boutiques are located in the winding streets of the beautiful old town with its guild houses and town hall dating back to the Renaissance period. The Grossmünster is the symbol of the city. The twin towers of the church are visible from far away and are located over the graves of Felix and Regula, the city’s patron saints. The “Peterskirche” with Europe’s largest clock face and the “Fraumünster“ with its monumental stained-glass windows are also worth a visit.
Lake Zurich – a popular excursion destinationLake Zurich has the shape of a banana and is surrounded by the hilly landscape of Albis and Zimmerberg on the south and the Pfannenstiel on the north. The metropolis of Zurich lies at the western end of the lake. The world-famous Lindt & Sprüngl chocolate factory is located just below Zurich in Kilchberg and tempts those with a sweet tooth to come and pay a visit. The lake is a popular excursion destination with promenades and lidos. A boat trip is an ideal way to discover the region around the lake. For example, Rapperswil – the town known for its gardens with more than 15,000 rose bushes - is located on the eastern side of the lake.
Culture & art in ZurichZurich offers its visitors a wide range of festivals. “Food Zurich” is a ten-day gourmet festival in September. The Zurich Film Festival also takes place in September and has a diverse offering for cinema lovers. The “Sechseläuten” is a spring festival that takes place every year in April and has a historic tradition dating back hundreds of years.
Zurich is a Mecca for art and culture enthusiasts and the offering is immense. The city has more than 50 museums, around 100 galleries, an opera house and many more theatres and playhouses.
Zurich's finest hotelsThe luxury hotels for discerning travellers from around the world are also steeped in tradition. The Dolder Grand Hotel occupies an elevated position with views of the lake, city and surrounding mountains and offers superlative accommodation. The hotel was redesigned and renovated based on plans drawn up by top London architects and has an outstanding restaurant (2 Michelin stars), a bar and a 4,000 m² Japanese spa.
One of the best addresses is the Hotel Baur au Lac, which is steeped in tradition. It is not far from Bahnhofstrasse and has been offering its guests a stylish atmosphere and two top restaurants for 6 generations.
The Widder Hotel has a central location in the old town, not far from Bahnhofstrasse, and is comprised of nine listed medieval houses. One of the best Italian restaurants in Zurich is the “Orsini” in the Savoy Hotel Baur en Ville, a traditional hotel located in the heart of the banking district.
Numerous bars and clubs mean that there is plenty to do in the evenings. Zurich has the highest concentration of clubs in Switzerland, so you certainly won’t miss out on any nightlif
Zurich offers culture, society and history against a medieval backdrop. Come and see it for yourself and fly with the Sennair VIP helicopter to this exciting city and marvel at the beautiful landscape around Zurich – Lake Zurich and the snow-covered Alpine peaks.
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