Zürich is distinguished by its unparalleled selection of stores lining the world-famous shopping mile, the Bahnhofstrasse, not to mention its broad choice of leisure activities. Numerous gastronomic establishments in the surrounding region pamper food lovers with all manner of culinary delights. Almost 500 bars and clubs provide a wide variety of entertainment. Zürich is also the ideal departure point for all kinds of excursions, such as to the Rhine Falls or the chocolate factory.

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The Grossmünster

The Grossmünster ("Great Minster") is a Romanesque-style church and one of the three major churches in the city. The tall twin towers of "Great Minster" dominate the Zürich skyline. It was from this spot that the humanist Ulrich Zwingli preached the Reformation.

Grossmünsterplatz, Zürich
St. Peters Church

The St. Peters Church (Kirche Sankt Peter) was originally built in the 8th century but was much altered in the 13th century and again in 1705. The largest clock in Europe is situated on the tower of St. Peters Church and has a diameter of 8,7 meters.

St. Peter-Hofstatt, Zürich

The legendary Kronenhalle's former patrons include big names such as Picasso, Chagall and Miró (whose original paintings still adorn the walls today - chances are, you may be dining within arm's reach from precious artwork). Kronenhalle is a world-renowned establishment that's been around for nearly a century, consistently delivering superb quality Swiss/French cuisine and above par service.

Raemistrasse 4, Zürich
Blinde Kuh

Blinde Kuh is a restaurant run by blind people and in almost complete darkness. This is your chance to experience first-hand what it is like to be blind. Here you must trust your nose, your mouth, your ears and your hands. You will be amazed. Who said we eat with our eyes? The menu changes every week and it is necessary to book several weeks in advance.

Mühlebachstrasse 148, Zürich
Im Viadukt

This trendy area invites you to stroll around tiny shops that offers everything from international fashion brands to local labels and from second-hand to high fashion. There is even a market hall, housing more than 30 vendors where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables or why not enjoy a coffee in one of the cafes along the Viadukt Arches.

Viaduktstrasse, Zürich
Cabaret Voltaire Shop

A shop like no other. The Dada movement started in this building and still today the spirit of Dada is kept alive. In the shop you can get the perfect souvenirs for art lovers, they sell Dada products as well as objects from young designers. If you are looking for a unique design, that unusual item, then this is the shop to head for.

Spiegelgasse 1, Zürich

Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Zurich is definitely summer, particularly from June to August, when temperatures are pleasant and you can enjoy outdoor activities during the sunny days. If you want to visit the city when fewer tourists fill the streets, then spring is the best choice: March to May are the months when temperatures are still not too cold to be uncomfortable.

Zürich Airport

Zürich Airport is voted to be one of the best in the world. It consists of two terminals and they both have a Tourist Information Centre based in the arrivals hall. The airport is situated 11 kilometres outside Zürich and there are several ways of getting into the town centre. The subterranean train station is directly beneath Terminal B, and trains depart roughly every 10 minutes for the city’s main station. You can buy tickets directly from the vending machines that can be found next to the SBB travel centre. +41 900 300 300. The Glatttalbahn, tram number 10, connects the airport and the main railway station. The tram runs every 7 or 15 minutes. Tram number 12 connects the airport and the hub of Stettbach and runs every 15 minutes. +41 44 809 5600 There is a frequent bus service running from the airport. The taxi rank is located just outside the arrivals terminal 1 and 2. Taxis may be reserved in advance by calling +41 848 850 852. Airport Taxi +44 777 77 88 At the airport you can find car hire services. You can pick up your car from the Airport Centre on level 1. Avis +41 44 800 77 33 Budget +41 44 800 77 33

Zürich Airport, Zürich