City Guide Zurich, Switzerland

Visiting Zurich

Switzerland's largest city, Zürich finds itself ideally situated in a picturesque alpine setting. The Limmat River runs through the city centre into the breathtaking expanse of Lake Zürich. From Niederdorfstrasse in Zürich's Old Town to the former industrial area and currently hip district of Zürich West, the city is brimming with nightlife. For a great taste of Swiss life in a stunning setting, be sure to check out this entirely enticing destination.

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Switzerland Podcasts

Tips for the Slopes

Colm speaks to Jon Fauver of Outdoor Interlaken, Interlaken's leading ski school, to find out which is harder to pick up - skiing or snowboarding? In this podcast Colm also learns when the ski season starts and ends and more

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Zurich - a video postcard

Watch our video postcard of Zurich to see the city's top attractions, bars, restaurants and more.

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Zurich City Reviews

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    I went to Zurich with a friend. It was a pretty city, especially the older end of town. But due to the cost there was not much for students to do there. I was "over" the city by the end of our first day.

    Insider Tip:Get a tram pass. My friend and I did not (for whatever reason) and I felt I could have gotten more out of the city if I had done that.

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    I found Zurich to be like any other city. Not much happening, the food options seemed limited and there were few sights to see barring a few churches, the clock tower and the lake. I saw most of the city in a few hours.

  • 70%


    Beautiful Zurich

    I spent a spontaneous weekend alone in Zurich, best decision I could have made! It was so beautiful. There were hundreds of boats out on the lake, a lot to see walking around. The chocolate is delicious! VERY hilly, the San Francisco of Switzerland. Also a great spot to take day trips from. Also, very expensive like everywhere in Switzerland.

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    Nice atmosphere

    The weather was great and there are many parks and nice walks around the main city area. If you want to save a bit of money Coop supermarket has a great range of 'nice' Swiss food that you can try.

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    Zurich and Switzerland in general isn't the cheapest place on earth, so for the low budget traveller it isn't the best place. But Zurich is definitely a worth of a visit. It's a very beautiful city in a shore of a lake and arounded by mountains, so the view is always worth of seeing. There is lot of places to shop around and treat yourself with the best delicatessen, but of course you might need a lot of money for that. But after all very nice and beautiful city and I enjoyed of my staying.

Switzerland: Itinerary

Home to some of the highest mountains, deepest lakes, and greenest pastures on the continent, Switzerland is one of the most picturesque destinations you will ever visit. For the purpose of this trip, however, we have homed in on four of its major cities which serve as gateways to all this remarkable country has to offer.

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