Idee 9: Where the forest meets the city

Zurich Region

Zürich, Bellevue & Üetliberg

Zürich, Bellevue & Üetliberg

Zürich, ETH Zentrum

Zürich, ETH Zentrum

Zürich, Panorama

Zürich, Panorama

Hardbrücke

Hardbrücke

Zürich Wipkingen

Zürich Wipkingen

Zürich Wipkingen 2

Zürich Wipkingen 2

Hardturm Richtung Bern

Hardturm Richtung Bern

Dolder Sports

Dolder Sports

Zürich

Zürich

Boot Zurisee

Boot Zurisee

Zürich Kreis 5 - Primetower

Zürich Kreis 5 - Primetower

Bellevue Zürich

Bellevue Zürich

Landesmuseum Zürich Erweiterungsbau

Landesmuseum Zürich Erweiterungsbau

Zürich Stadthaus

Zürich Stadthaus

Zürich - SWITCH Webcam

Zürich - SWITCH Webcam

Zurich

Zurich

Zürich - Gebäude des SF

Zürich - Gebäude des SF

Zürich Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

Zürich Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

Livespotting - Zürich, Uetliberg

Livespotting - Zürich, Uetliberg

City or country? Why choose when you can have the best of both worlds in Zurich, which effortlessly brings together the urban and the outdoors.

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Walk on Zurich's wild side

Forest, wilderness and animal encounters await at the Zurich-Sihlwald Wildlife Park, Switzerland's first nature experience park. Here, just a stone's throw from the city, visitors can walk among giant trees and come face to face with bears, beavers and lynx at the neighbouring Wildpark Langenberg. The interactive exhibition at the visitor centre is a must.

Walking and swimming at Türlersee Hausen am Albis

In the Säuliamt district of Zurich, this lakeside idyll is an exceptionally diverse nature reserve, with hanging bogs, dry meadows and surrounding woodlands. Locals come here to explore the walking trails and swim or row in the unspoilt lake.

Relaxation and pleasure at Üetliberg

Rising 871m above the city, Üetliberg is Zurich's highest peak and pride and joy. The view is breathtaking - reaching across Lake Zurich to the Alps beyond. Just a 30-minute ride from the main train station, Üetliberg is the ultimate city escape and a magnet to walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Walking, cycling and mountain biking

SchweizMobil bewegt das Land: Die weltweit einmalige Signalisation von Wanderwegen, Biketrails und Velorouten macht die gesamte Schweiz zum einfach zugänglichen Outdoor-Paradies.
Our tip: Sihlwald wilderness trail walk
 

Taking care of yourself and others and respecting the natural environment will ensure you get the most of your outdoor experience. More information

Sweet dreams

Hotel Greulich, Zurich
A cool design hotel right in the heart of Zurich, Hotel Greulich offers stylish rooms and creative cuisine. This strikingly contemporary hotel has been awarded the Ibex fairstay gold award for sustainability.

Zurich Youth Hostel Backpackers from all over the world meet at Zurich's modern youth hostel, which is quietly situated close to the lake. The hostel also has impeccable eco credentials, with the Ibex fairstay gold award for sustainability.

Regional specialities

Tirggel *

Once traditionally eaten at Christmas and the Sechseläuten spring festival, these thin sweet biscuits are now enjoyed year round. Made with flour, honey and spices, Tirggel or Züri Tirggel are decorated with Zurich motifs.

Zug Kirschtorte *

Forget counting calories and just indulge your sweet tooth! With an almond- meringue base, light sponge and layers of butter cream and cherries, Zug's famous torte is creamy, crunchy and incredibly moreish.

Luxemburgerli

No sweet says Zurich more than Confiserie Sprüngli's famous Luxemburgerli. These feather-light macaroons have a delicious cream filling in flavours from chocolate to champagne, raspberry to pistachio. One is never enough...

* Part of the culinary heritage of Switzerland:www.kulinarischeserbe.ch

Travel

Relax, Switzerland's extensive public transport network will ensure your journey runs to plan.
SBB Online Timetable
Enjoy carefree travel without luggage.
SBB Baggage Service
Our tip: The ZürichCARD (available for 24 or 72 hours) gives travellers unlimited use of the entire public transport network in and around Zurich, as well as free entry to most museums and numerous other discounts. ZürichCARD

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