Hint

Intro

The city by the water combines urban living with nature. Zurich is abuzz with activity day and night with its countless events, many museums and diverse gastronomic scene, as well as Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife. And if you’re after rest and relaxation, you can be in the Swiss mountains in less than an hour.

Zurich at a glance

Why Zurich?

Zurich is a city that offers variety. A city where urban life is never far from nature. The old town can be found alongside the hip district, and luxurious brands alongside trendy labels. Opportunities for sightseeing and enjoyment of art are guaranteed. Parks and laid-back bars can be found by the lake or river. And you can get from A to B in no time at all by tram or by bus.

The city is situated at the northern tip of Lake Zurich and on the Limmat river. Whether for a coffee or beer at a waterfront restaurant or a cruise on Lake Zurich with views of the Alps: the city is virtually unrivalled when it comes to combining cosmopolitan flair, nature and indulgence.

Zurich’s old town impresses with its historic buildings, picturesque alleyways and, of course, Zurich’s landmark, the Grossmünster church. The view from the Karlsturm tower is simply breathtaking! The Grossmünster is just a stone’s throw from the Fraumünster church with its world-famous Chagall windows.

No sightseeing tour of Zurich would be complete without a visit to Bahnhofstrasse. This is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. On Bahnhofstrasse, you’ll find luxury labels, as well as young brands, traditional boutiques and the Swiss classic: the Luxemburgerli macaroons at Confiserie Sprüngli. 

Art and culture

Anyone wanting to enjoy a bit of art and culture will not be disappointed by what Zurich has to offer! The Kunsthaus is Switzerland’s largest art museum. It presents major exhibitions with works by internationally renowned artists and houses one of the largest art collections in Switzerland, featuring art from the 13th century to the present day. The new expansion designed by Chipperfield Architects Berlin brings fans of architecture from around the world to Zurich. 

There is also an abundance of museums and galleries, such as the Rietberg Museum, Museum Haus Konstruktiv and the Museum für Gestaltung. All this plus the Swiss National Museum, with its unique collection on the cultural history of Switzerland. 

The gourmet city

Zurich has a large and diverse gastronomic scene. Whether classic Swiss, Italian, Asian, Moroccan or Lebanese: there’s something here for everyone. Zurich’s traditional dish of Züri Gschnätzlets is, of course, available in many restaurants. And there are also some great options available for those wanting something vegan or vegetarian. Street food festivals are a huge part of Zurich’s culinary variety.

Zürich City Guide app

The Zürich Card can be bought through the Zürich City Guide app directly, making it easy to do so. With the app, you’ll have all of the information and discounts relating to the Zürich Card to hand on your mobile phone at all times. Available in the following app stores: the Google Play Store and App Store.

Auszeichnungen

Zurich

*** Leading

GDS Sustainability

Hint

Overview
Zurich
Zurich Region
Show on map

Zurich

*** Leading

GDS Sustainability

Impressions

Experiences & Activities

Show all ofExperiences & Activities
  • Design Hotel Plattenhof 3 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Sorell Hotel Seefeld 4 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • B2 Hotel 4 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Hotel Adler Zürich 3 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Marktgasse Hotel 4 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich 4 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Signau House and Garden

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Greulich Design & Boutique Hotel 3 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Hotel City Zürich 3 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • Jugendherberge Zurich

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Zurich, Zurich Region

    Hotels Learn more
  • The Dolder Grand, Zurich Grand Tour of Switzerland - Zürich

    1 night, 1 Night in Price per double room, Breakfast, Promotion Code: Spa- oder Restaurant Credit per room... from CHF 869
    Offer details

    Price per double room
    valid: 14.07.2024 - 31.10.2024

    Learn more about Grand Tour of Switzerland - Zürich
  • Zurich Architecture in Zurich Tour

    This walking tour takes around two hours and introduces architecture fans to significant buildings... from CHF 25
    Offer details
    Learn more about Architecture in Zurich Tour
  • Zurich Christmas in Zurich Tour

    This tour takes visitors to the most gorgeous Christmas locations Zurich has to offer: a trip to... from CHF 25
    Offer details
    Learn more about Christmas in Zurich Tour
  • Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich Meeting . Conference . Seminars

    Our versatile rooms are ideal for organising conferences, presentations and seminars. You can... from CHF 135
    Offer details


    valid: 14.07.2024 - 31.12.2024

    Learn more about Meeting . Conference . Seminars
  • AMERON Zürich Bellerive Au Lac, Zurich City break

    2 nights, 2 Nights in Price per night per double room, Breakfast, 1 x 3 course evening meal on arrival date... from CHF 464
    Offer details

    Price per night per double room
    valid: 14.07.2024 - 31.08.2024

    Learn more about City break
  • Zurich “Zurich as a Place of Refuge” City Tour

    Zurich has been a melting pot for influential personalities since the early days. James Joyce,... from CHF 25
    Offer details
    Learn more about “Zurich as a Place of Refuge” City Tour
  • Zurich Zurich Love Stories Tour

    Where did composer Richard Wagner meet the love of his life - even though he was already married?... from CHF 25
    Offer details
    Learn more about Zurich Love Stories Tour
  • Zurich History of Money in Zurich Tour

    This exciting tour through Zurich recounts the city's long relationship with money, as highlighted... from CHF 25
    Offer details
    Learn more about History of Money in Zurich Tour
  • Zurich Zürich Food Tour

    This walking tour gives food connoisseurs the opportunity to visit the restaurants and bars most... from CHF 85
    Offer details
    Learn more about Zürich Food Tour

Travel information: Zurich